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My name is Rev. Erin Goodman and I am a minister, mother and yogi living and working in beautiful Southern Rhode Island.

As an interfaith minister, I serve individuals, couples, families and communities of all faiths, and of no faith, and am frequently called upon by people who describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious,” during times of celebration, sorrow, transition and reflection.

I graduated from and was ordained by One Spirit Learning Alliance in NYC, and hold a BA in Communication Studies and an MA in Teaching, from the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College, respectively.

I am also a certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitator and a student of Kingian Nonviolence.
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In my 20’s, I taught elementary school (very briefly – God bless you, public school teachers!), was a newspaper reporter and editor and worked in public relations at a private university.
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The birth of my first child in 2004, inspired me, with the help of several wonderful friends, to create the Rhode Island Birth Network, which I continue to serve in an advisory role.
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I greatly enjoy being active in the local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement and — after being a vegetarian for 17 years — worked as Marketing Director and CSA Manager for Pat’s Pastured, a local, grass-fed and pasture-raised meat company, for two years. 
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I am also a person who has struggled with depression and anxiety for most of my life, at times quite severely, and am extremely grateful to be in a place of health and stability and able to serve as a mentor and guide to others who are walking the path of recovery.
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(I know I could leave this part out, but the truth is that my experience with mental illness and my healing journey has shaped who I am today and the depth of experience from which I am able to draw when I am ministering to others. I believe with all my heart that I am a more loving, accepting, open-minded and compassionate person because of the personal challenges I have faced.)
When I am not ministering or enjoying time with my two children, ages 10 and 12, you will usually find me wearing an apron and visor, happily serving customers in a busy café.
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And finally, for now at least – as this is getting a bit long for an introduction – I am a woman, whose passion and livelihood is largely built around helping couples to create and nurture healthy loving marriages, who for the past several years has been finding my way through the end of my own marriage and into the world of post-divorce co-parenting.
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I’m really glad you are here and I look forward to connecting with you.
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Love + Light…
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Press + Interviews

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Beyond the Big Day: Advice from a Local Wedding Officiant | RI Monthly Engaged

 

 

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A Mother’s Circle ~ Uniting Ancient Magic with Modern Motherhood | Rhythm of the Home 

 

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Birth Control | RI Monthly

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Kind Words

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“My husband and I are so thankful that we selected Erin to officiate our wedding. Erin’s calm and friendly demeanor put our mind at ease during what is normally a stressful process. From our first phone conversation to guiding us through our vows, Erin was there for us every step of the way. She helped to create a ceremony that was not only beautiful but meaningful. Our ceremony truly captured our love for each other and for our friends and family. Erin was a true joy to work with and we would highly recommend her to others.” Heather .

 

“Erin was an enormous help with my sister’s memorial service. My sister was not tremendously religious however still had faith. Erin’s interfaith background was a tremendous help for our situation. She brought wonderful ideas and conducted a ceremony that was calm and loving for everyone involved. Thank you Erin.” David M.

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“From our first phone call to the day she dropped off our signed marriage certificate at Town Hall, Erin was spectacular. She made every effort to get to know us and helped us create a ceremony that was very personal. There were happy tears and laughter during the ceremony, and Erin made a special day even more so with her professionalism and calm, loving demeanor. Peace of mind and heart is priceless, and we cannot thank Erin enough for giving us that on our wedding day!” Lauren .

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“Erin is warm, wise, compassionate and a clearly gifted writer and celebrant. I highly recommend her services!” Rev. Hannah Grace, Grace Ceremonies .

 

Bio

Rev. Erin Goodman is a minister, mother and longtime student and teacher of yoga and mindfulness based in beautiful Southern Rhode Island. As an Interfaith Minister ordained by One Spirit Learning Alliance, Rev. Erin serves individuals, couples, families and communities of all faiths, multiple faiths and no faith, as well as a growing number people who describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious,” during times of celebration, sorrow, transition and reflection. Learn more at eringoodman.com.

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Rev. Erin Goodman 650 Ten Rod Road #2 North Kingstown, RI 02852 | (401) 397-9774

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