Thursday, July 4, 2013


Lovely and I are proud and pleased to announce the engagement of our daughter, Katy Shuck, to Amber Shaw!  Both are social workers with big hearts.

The lovely couple will be legally married in New York City at Thanksgiving then in the Fall of 2014 we'll do up a big gay wedding in East Tennessee.   Proud papa gets to walk Katy down the aisle and officiate at both ceremonies!

Life does have its ironies.   One of the main, if not the main, activities of my ministry since seminary has been education, support, and advocacy for LGBT people in church and society.  I never thought (except for the past two years) that I would be working on behalf of my own daughter.   

A great day for fireworks, don't you think?


  1. Congratulations to your daughter and to your family. I am glad to see you back.

  2. Awwww Yay. Congratulations ladies and Pappa!

  3. Congratulations...I love how everything is used and we don't get to know until we look in the rear-view mirror

  4. Congratulations to the whole expanding family!

  5. Glad your daughter has found someone special. Mazel tov! (This typically is a form of congratulations, but the following explanation is interesting: ).

  6. What a wonderful time to discover your voice again! Blessings to the happy couple--may their days together be long and filled with joy!