June 21, 2014

About Me

http://yourcustomceremony.net - About Chaplain Chris

My name is Chris Dickens and I absolutely love what I do. I perform religious and secular (non-religious) ceremonies for couples all over Southern California.

My business is based on getting to know your story, so I figure it’s only fair for me to share a bit about my story too. Below you’ll find a few words about my faith, my family, and my philosophy.

 

My Faith

Years ago, after receiving a calling to ministry I took a position working with a Christian Non-Profit organization as an Associate Chaplain. It was while working as a Chaplain that I was asked to perform my first wedding ceremony and I haven’t looked back.

Though I have moved on from the Non-Profit organization, I still work in ministry. I am a Pastor at Uncommon Church in Santa Ana. I recently graduated from Vanguard University with my Bachelor’s in Religion and I plan to attend seminary and pursue my Master’s very soon. 

 

Me and my wife Jenny on our wedding day.

Me and my wife Jenny on our wedding day.

My Family

I am married to a wonderful woman, and I have three beautiful children. I was born and raised here in Southern California but lived in Colorado for four years. My background is in sales but I also have a lot of experience working in entertainment including years of experience in stand-up comedy and screenwriting.

When it comes to hobbies, my wife says that I am a nerd and she’s right. I love Star Wars, Star Trek, comic books, going to conventions, and plenty of nerdy stuff.

 

Yes, I am that nerdy.

Yes, I am that nerdy.

My Philosophy

Back in 2010, I was asked by a good friend of mine to perform his wedding ceremony. I agreed, and I loved every minute of it. Soon after my services were requested by a number of friends and family members, and before I knew it, my business was born!

This is my passion and something that I enjoy doing. I love meeting couples and hearing how they met, what they love about each other, and any other stories or information that may be included in their ceremony.

As a former stand-up comedian, I love to entertain and to make people laugh, however, as a pastor I am willing and able to give your ceremony the reverence that it deserves.

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about me or my services.