Companioning People Through Their Life’s Journey


What Is an Interfaith and Inter-spiritual Minister?

An interfaith and inter-spiritual minister assists people of all faiths and paths—religious, spiritual, and secular—to discover and deepen one’s unique and authentic relationship to one’s wise inner self and to that larger something, beyond oneself. Call it the divine, God, love, or whatever is one’s sacred source of meaning, truth, and strength.

Reverend Gary’s Vision and Mission

As an interfaith and inter-spiritual minister, I honor and engage the vast diversity of faiths, beliefs, traditions, and life experiences. I seek to discern the deeper unity and universal truths in them. My work is grounded in the underlying common values of love, compassion, kindness, peace, forgiveness, respect, tolerance, humility, curiosity, open-mind, open-heart, and “do no harm.” I serve people primarily as a companion, mirror, guide, and educator toward the following spiritual and life aims:

  • Harmonize one’s inner and outer life, and more deeply attune it to the sacred source
  • Increase joy and ease pain and suffering
  • Embrace and celebrate the milestones, transitions, and sacred in life
  • Discern life meaning and purpose
  • Support healing and growth
  • Transform conflict
  • Address challenges around personal goals, self-image, love, relationships, family, work, and health

Toward these aims, I dedicate myself to serving all individuals, groups, and communities, without regard to race, religion, socioeconomic status, nationality, ethnic background, political affiliation, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender, or age. And, to be most effective and authentic in serving others, I commit to my own ongoing spiritual development and personal healing work.

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Learn More About Reverend Gary Shapiro and His Services

Get in touch with us for more information about Reverend Gary Shapiro and his services. He officiates weddings, provides spiritual counseling and ministry, and more.

You may also click here for Rev. Gary’s Guiding Principles and Code of Ethics.

Reverendo Gary hace ceremonias de boda, y otros servicios del ministerio en Español, también. (Reverend Gary does wedding ceremonies and other ministry services in Spanish, too.)