Dr. David McFadden, D.Min. (Husband)
Meet Dr. McFadden
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Dr. McFadden is a third generation pastor, like his grandfather and father. He spent 25 years in full-time ministry as a Sr. Pastor in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. He often says he has way too much education and has earned degrees he never thought would be possible. He holds an earned Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and another in Pastoral Counseling, as well as, a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Dr. McFadden is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is an ordained Pastor and along with his wife, Dr. Debbie, is actively involved with the Marriage Ministry at their church, West Ridge Community Church in Elgin and at The Oaks Community Church in Drummond, Wisconsin near their little place in Cable, WI.
The Drs. McFadden have been married over 40 years and have worked together daily and successfully for their entire marriage. They have three daughters and a son and all are married. They have 13 grandchildren who are a blast to play with. The McFaddens are avid cyclists and have taught all the grandchildren to ride bikes. Their garage looks like a used bike shop with all of their own bikes plus the kids bikes hanging on the walls and ceiling.
Dr. Debbie and Dr. David ride their Cannondale 27 speed tandem road bike dozens of miles each week on the trails and roads in the area. They love to head up the Fox River Trail about 22 miles to grab breakfast in Dundee or Crystal Lake and then ride back home. David enters a number of mountain bike races in Wisconsin each year and spends a lot of time on the mountain bike trails in the woods near Cable, WI. They both love to canoe and kayak on the lakes near their place and down the Namakagon River. In the winter, they both love to go out for a couple hours on one of the many cross country ski trails in Cable, WI.
Dr. McFadden tries hard to maintain a good work/life balance. He has a tendency to be a workaholic, so it is always a chore to keep a good balance.
If you are interested in speaking to Dr. McFadden about officiating for your wedding, the sooner you do so, the better. Due to his mountain bike racing schedule and various family events during the year, he has limited availability. However, he will do his best to be able to help you with your ceremony.
1962 Golf View Drive IL 60103
Phone: (630) 333-3202
- Life Coaching
- Other Religious Ceremonies
- Premarital Counseling
- Speaking Engagements
Area of coverage - Greater Chicagoland and Greater Phoenix
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I look forward to talking to you further about your ceremony and how we can work together to make it as meaningful as possible to you and your families. I am involved in leading wedding ceremonies because I believe in marriage. I do it because it is so much fun to be involved in a moment of celebration and happiness between two people, their family, and their friends. I focus my efforts on developing a ceremony that is as personal and unique as you are to create something you will be proud of. I do not take a cookie cutter approach to the wedding ceremony. I want both the bride and the groom to be able to get fully engaged in the moment that they are being joined together as husband and wife and to have a lot of personal satisfaction from the impact of the experience on everyone present.
I love officiating wedding ceremonies. I bring a lot of energy and personality when I am involved in a wedding and work hard to engage the couple being married as well as the family and friends who are present. I will lead you through the process of thinking through what you want your wedding ceremony to look like. We will discuss each part of the ceremony and you will choose those elements that you like and that fit you as a couple. We will spend time getting to know each other and I have a number of specific questions that I will ask that will help me to bring a unique and personal touch to your ceremony.
I was a pastor for 25 years and for most of that time my pastoral duties often made it difficult to really focus on weddings. I now work full time as a Marriage and Family Therapist, which allows me to really focus on what I truly enjoy doing. I see couples who are struggling with their marriages and help them get on the pathway to a marriage that is fulfilling for both of them. I believe in marriage and work hard to help others have a successful relationship.
My wife and I have been married for 40 years, we have four married children. I am a very active grandfather with our 10 grandchildren. I love living an active life. On weekends when I am not officiating a wedding I am usually off somewhere on a mountain bike race or teaching one of my grandchildren how to ride a bike.