Earl Wayne Heflinger, M.S., M.A., is a semi-retired information technology professional, an experienced wedding minister, an accomplished artist in acrylics, and a philosopher by nature.
He and his wife Linda are both ministers, credentialed by the Universal Life Church, since 1991. They have performed more than 2,500 weddings, commitment ceremonies, vow renewal ceremonies, property blessings, and memorial services. Their ceremonies, which are self-developed—influenced by sources from a variety of spiritual disciplines and their own life experiences—are meaningful and spiritual, but not specifically religious. They own and operate The White Rose Chapel in Colorado Springs.
Earl is a father and grandfather. He and Linda collectively have five grown children and ten grandchildren. They live, along with their two dogs and several foster parrots, in Colorado.