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?