I'm Dale Amundsen, at your service.
Call me Dale.
A Seattle native, I've lived in California, Michigan and Washington. II was born into a flying family with deep roots in pioneer Alaska aviation, Interests have included aviation history, boating, British motorcycles, muscle cars, live music, museums and short trips.
I enjoy learning and growing. A lifelong non-dancer, I was recently paired with a dancing professional and performed a Cha-Cha in a local Dancing with the Stars competition to Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
I went to Kirkland's Lake Washington High School, Grace Bible College in Michigan, Seattle Pacific University and Fuller Theological Seminary. I've conducted over 2500 weddings, 4700 life celebrations (and funeral services and memorial services) and have spoken before over 10,000 audiences ranging in attendance from very small to multiple-thousands. My experiences have included pastoral ministry, community relations, small business, non-profit directorships, chairmanship of the Greater Bothell Chamber and fundraising auctioneer. I host two annual benefit fundraisers: Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles every June and Bothell's premier chili event, Chilifest, every October. With my friend Tim Hunter, I am privileged to co-auctioneer for the Greater Bothell Chamber's holiday auction every November. I also co-pastor the Anderson Island Community Church in south Puget Sound.
My wife Wendy is my partner in this journey. We married in 2003 and have five adult children between us. My favorite movies are Strange Brew, Blues Brothers and Forrest Gump; I love watching Criminal Minds, Duck Dynasty, Blue Bloods (and anything with Tom Selleck), and Big Bang Theory, My favorite music includes Paul Revere's Raiders, Amy Grant, Brad Paisley, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me and Neil Diamond (I know every word).
I enjoy working with audiences of all kinds and all sizes. Business retreats, keynotes, inspiration, life celebrations, community events and workshops.
Testimonial from Joe Tommasi
"Every funeral is different; every celebration is person. A good minister, officiant, master of ceremonies -- whatever the hat required, Dale is able to put people at ease and encouraage us to participate in the event. We weep and we laugh; we laugh and we sing; and we try to work our way around this changed reality. If we can forget, maybe just only for a moment, and laugh sometimes at all those good memories and all those silly things the person said and all those wise things that the person said, and create a memorable event from that -- something you can walk away feeling good about -- it's priceless.
"That's the advantage of having the right person to lead your personal event. I will continue recommending Dale to every family that wants a truly memorable service."
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