Jodi Foster and Jim Henderson Ordained Ministers, Universal Life Church:

Jodi and Jim have been married for almost 26 years.  They delight in each other's company and hold each other in the greatest respect.  
They love gardening, karaoke, travel, their beloved bulldog Butch and their three children and being Nana and Poppy to their stunning beautiful, supremely intelligent and awesomely talented granddaughters.  Their key to a long successful relationship?  Never taking each other for granted, always working on their relationship and showing care, love and attention to each other every day.  They truly are best friends and laugh every day.
Friends and family have long commented on both Jodi and Jim's warm countenance & personalities, calming & comforting spirits, and their wonderful sense of humor.  
They will most likely not fit into the common perception of a traditional minister.   Couples find them non-judgmental, creative, clever, and easy to talk with. They are passionate about listening to couples so that they can help them create their own unique ceremony that shares their love story.  They truly enjoy the opportunity to meet with new couples and get to know them.  Jodi and Jim have the experience, passion, & personality to perform any size or style of wedding ceremony.  Their wonderful positive attitudes and passionate hearts produce a celebrative spirit for each ceremony they perform.


​“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

~ Thomas Paine, Humanist ~

ABOUT  OPEN  HEARTS  TEXAS

“No union is more profound than marriage,
for it embodies the highest ideals of
love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. 
In forming a marital union,
two people become something greater than once they were. 
They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law.
​The Constitution grants them that right." 
~ Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy~

OPEN  HEARTS  TEXAS

Jim's Life Experiences:

​City of Melissa Building Standards Committee for construction of City Hall
Retired Licensed REALTOR©, Keller Williams Realty, McKinney, TX
2006-2007 National Presidential HVAC Advisory Board Member
2007-2008 City of McKinney Building and Standards Commission Member
2001-2016 Leader of Student Chapter of Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas
2004-2005 Member of Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Chairman , Organizer and Fundraiser for Princeton Onion Festival Annual Motorcycle Poker Run
1999 -2004  Volunteer Firefighter, Branch Volunteer Fire Department
1994 -1998 Volunteer and Fostered for Animal Shelter of Garland
2002-2016 Home Builders Institute, Instructor, Facilities Maintenance, taught: basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, tile.  Over fifteen years outside and inside sales experience
Over twenty-eight years facilities maintenance experience
Thirteen years facilities maintenance instructor
Osha 500 Trainer
Over twenty-six years experience in general and building construction.



Jodi's Life Experiences:

Radio Announcer and DJ
B.S. in Broadcasting
Professional experience at Westwood One, NBC Radio;  Rockshire Records; Group W Cable; Cal Coast Videos
Event Manager for Compaq Telecom International Marketing Team
Trained Classical Singer
Over 30 years experience in Public Speaking

President 2010-2012, City of Melissa Library Advisory Board 
Chairperson, Architectural Guidelines Committee for Hunters Ridge 
Retired Licensed Texas REALTOR® 
Music Scholarships (Eastern Wyoming and Eastern Montana Colleges) 
Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges 

Honor Scholarship (University of Wyoming)
Honor Student (Eastern Wyoming College and University of Wyoming);  President’s Honor Roll (University of Wyoming) 
Outstanding Music Student (Eastern Wyoming College)
Outstanding English Student (Eastern Wyoming College) 
Retired Member of Agent Leadership Committee and Master Faculty Trainer for Keller Williams Realty MeKinney.

We believe that marriage and all the responsibilities and benefits that come with it should be available to all committed couples, regardless of religion and orientation.  So we created Open Hearts Texas, providing straight, gay and lesbian couples a friendly supportive officiant to help them plan their perfect wedding day.  While nondenominational, we invite couples to incorporate their spiritual or cultural traditions into their wedding ceremony.