What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When a new couple contacts me we can communicate via e-mail or telephone as they wish. We can set a time and place to meet to discuss the type of ceremony they would like. I then tailor the actual service to their particular preference.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
20 years as an ordained priest/wedding officiant in good standing.
Oasis Program of SpiritualDirection for Spiritual Guides.
Clinical Pastoral Education.
30 years work as a chaplain.
40 years of experience in spiritual support of individuals and groups.
References available beyond Thumbtack.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Free initial phone consultation.
$50 In-person consultation or preparation of ceremony.
$50 Deposit to hold time and date for you (applied to total fee).
$275 Phone preparation of personalized ceremony, rehearsal, wedding, legal registration.
$175 Phone preparation of ceremony, wedding, legal registration (no rehearsal).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I began officiating at weddings after my ordination in 1997.
I began spiritual coaching 40 years ago after personal training and experience.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Religious and non-religious, straight and same gender.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure the priest or minister is respectful of your spirituality, and honors you by assuring you this ceremony is YOURS, not his or hers!
Budget sensibly for an officiant. The cost should not vary according to the size of your guest list! Be careful.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Are wedding officiants open to the various religious beliefs of couples or are they inclined to force their beliefs into the ceremony. This is important! You deserve respect.