Rev. Bonnie J. Berger
Wedding Officiant; Life-Cycle Ceremonies; Spiritual Coaching; Pet-Loss Support.
4107 Peeler Creek Lane, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27516
GRADUATED FROM: The New Seminary
GRADUATION YEAR: 2006
I have been on a spiritual path all of my life. Recognizing and believing in the innate worth and sacredness that exists within each of us, my initial efforts were directed towards the raising up of battered women and all women. While working as a staff member at a national women’s organization, I began to “connect the dots” between all of the civil rights movements. For the next 20 years I devoted myself to building bridges of understanding and acceptance between diverse communities. My consulting firm reached thousands of people and helped scores of organizations address some of their most challenging diversity issues. In addition to my business, I was very committed to securing equal rights in my community. I served as co-chair for the Free State Justice Campaign, which was the predecessor organization to Equality Maryland—Maryland’s preeminent LGBT civil rights organization. Humbly, in March 2001, I was one of twe nty county residents (and the first openly gay person) honored by being inducted into the Montgomery County Human Rights Hall of Fame.
Accepted as a student at the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development, I began studying under founder and director Iyanla Vanzant in 2003. Following this two year odyssey and time of personal growth and discovery, I was called to attend The New Seminary in New York City as an accelerated student, culminating with my June 2006 ordination as an Interfaith Minister.
As a Wedding Officiant and Interfaith Minister I continue to “connect the dots” between all people of faith (or those who choose not to have a faith path), one person at a time, with patience, openness, and true caring. I maintain a vision of love, purpose, and compassion.
Associate Minister at the Takoma Chapel in Silver Spring, MD.Member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement