As of October 15, 2015, I am legally ordained by the NACM, meaning that I can perform church rites and sacraments, such as baptisms, legal marriages and funerals. I do not expect to be doing a lot of this, but it is real and something I take seriously. I am not looking to step on any “real” ministers toes, and realize that not every church may accept my status. The state of NC does. I have not attended seminary, but did have to undergo examination by the NACM, and organization that professes very conservative doctrinal beliefs, and am quite happy to have received their approval.