First United Church of Christ, Orlando
PO Box 720625
Orlando, FL 32872-0625
August 4, 2015
This is to certify the qualifications and program for certification of the Rev. Leigh G. McCaffrey as a Premarital Preparation Course Provider for Orange County, Florida.
Rev. McCaffrey is the pastor and teacher of First United Church of Christ, Orlando a member of the United Church of Christ, a registered 501(c) (3) organization. Her standing is held by the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ.
Rev. McCaffrey is a graduate of St. Michael's College in Winooski Park Vermont with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Religious Studies. She is a cum laude graduate of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts with the degree of M. Div. She has completed a full unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Worcester State Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has completed pastoral boundary training at the basic and advanced levels, and her certification is current to 2016.
The program offered to couples is tailored to their needs, but includes discussion of marital styles, previous relationship experiences, spirituality, money, sexuality, the role of children and other dependents, and resources for the couple after the wedding. Counseling is at least four hours, but usually between 4-6 hours, dependent on the needs and experience of the couple.
Rev. McCaffrey will counsel and perform marriages for any couple of any gender identification, whether or not they are members of the church. She reserves the right to counsel couples against marriage if, in her professional opinion, they are not yet ready for the commitment of marriage.
Affirmed on this date
Rev. Leigh G. McCaffrey_____________________________________________________________________________