Buddha's hand






In June 2006 I received my Doctor of Ministry degree, after studying for six years in Oakland, California. Over half of my classes were with Matthew Fox, esteemed author of over 28 books, including Original Blessing, and others on creativity and creation spirituality. He was an inspiration when I started the program as well as when I finished. My dissertation was about the integrative power of art in acknowledging spiritual experience.

Buddha's handI am pleased to be able to offer ministry services at this time: interfaith, non-denominational, or creative rituals. Services include wedding ceremonies, memorial services, blessings of various kinds (baptism, new home or business), or I am happy to create, or co-create with you, a ritual for any other sacred occasion.

My fees are based on time needed for the event and preparation. In general, for weddings of under 50 people, I charge $250.  This includes one hour of counseling time, ceremony preparation, and the actual ceremony (and rehearsal if needed).   For weddings with over 50 people, the price is negotiable, generally between $275-300. I prefer to talk with you in person, hear about your budget, and see what we can work out.

I have also been a professional photographer since 1978. I have taught photography all over the state and at workshops on Ocracoke. For small weddings only, I am also able to offer photography after the ceremony  (family group portraits, bride and groom portraits on location).

I have lived and worked for decades on Ocracoke Island and am quite familiar with the special circumstances that we live with. I can also recommend other services or wedding planners for you to consider.

Contact me at : 252-928-1311 or ocracokeoscar@yahoo.com



Doctor of Ministry, 2006

University of Creation Spirituality

Oakland, California


New England School of Photography

Boston Mass.(3 yrs.)


M.Ed. in Counseling, 1975



A.B. in English, 1971

UNC-Chapel Hill



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