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Meet Ken, your Humanist Minister


Based in Rice Lake, WI 

100 miles northeast of Downtown Minneapolis, MN

60 miles northwest of Eau Claire WI

100 miles southeast of Duluth MN





My Story


I was ordained by The Society of Celebrations as a humanist minister in 2015

The Society of Celebrations stopped its ordinations several years ago. I contacted "American Marriage Ministries"(AMM) and was ordained by AMM in 2019. 
















I was formerly a member of the clergy,  an ordained Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church. I had helped plan and officiate at over 30 wedding ceremonies from 2001 through 2009. I found  that the rules and limiting structure of the church denied many people the opportunity to celebrate in the best manner suited for them, their families and friends.  


In 2009 I left the Catholic Church but discovered that I really missed helping others celebrate life events in meaningful ways. Also, while a Deacon I was asked by some people to officiate at their secular marriage but had to refuse as my ministry was tied to the Catholic Church.  


 To many people the term "minister" means a position of authority. In no way do I use the word in that manner. I minister to the people  who ask for my services.  You are in the best position to know your needs and the needs of your family and friends. My job is to listen to you and minister to your needs as best that I can.  Your special event will be held in the manner in which you decide.  I call this grassroots planning. Any ideas I bring forth are to be regarded as suggestions only.  The only things that are not open for change are those governed by government marriage laws. 


I am excited that you are here. I hope you will consider ThymeMark Celebrations to assist you with planning  your special life events. I will be honored if you would allow me to minister with you, your family and friends.


Best wishes,



ThymeMark Celebrations follows the beliefs of AMM, stated at website



1. All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.

2. It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.

3. All people have the right to solemnize marriage.


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