Rev. Cait Finnegan

Cresco, PA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Wedding ceremonies are personalized, not one size fits all. Each couple has their own history and hopes, and their wedding or commitment, or even vow renewal ceremonies express and celebrate what is most precious to them. I help them create that ceremony. For more information that can help you plan, visit my website link on my profile page. I am a trained spiritual director/spiritual counselor/spiritual coach, and have worked with individuals seeking to deepen their spiritual lives so that they will be happier and relate better in this life. Different than therapy or psychological counseling, spiritual counseling addresses the inner life of the spirit.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I am an ordained Celtic Christian priest and have worked with couples for the past 20 years helping them to express their love and commitment in the wedding ceremony they create. I've created ceremonies and music and love doing so (listen to the music on the audio clip above which I wrote as a Celtic Christian Wedding Song). I believe that God IS Love, and I celebrate the love that brings couples together. It's a joy to offer couples choices and ways to help them create a beautiful ceremony. However, I do not believe all couples must adhere to my understanding of Faith and how they profess their Love! Therefore I peacefully and joyfully officiate at non-religious, or spiritual weddings. As a trained spiritual counselor/director/coach, my joy is to assist others as they deepen their own spiritual lives and find that sharing that with those they love is what brings peace in this life.
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Location

Cresco, PA 18326

Times hired on Thumbtack

26

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Anne R. Aug 13, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I can't put into words how incredibly wonderful Rev. Cait is. She was supportive and responsive from the very start of our wedding planning. Her presence itself was special on our special day. She was a life-saver when we had a last minute date change and I must have thanked her in my head and however else I could countless times for making it work. In addition to her professional, heartwarming service, she consistently supported me at every step. She will forever be in our hearts for performing a wonderful, memorable service. I wish it wasn't a 5 star scale because I'd love to rate her much higher than 5. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
    Rev. Cait F. Aug 13, 2017

    Thank you, Anne! I am delighted the date worked out so both boys could be present on this special day not only for you and Jim but for the entire family you've created. It was a joy to witness your proclamation of your marriage vows. Many blessing for years to come! Enjoy your celebration!

  • Brian M. Aug 12, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She helped us out with my daughters wedding with very short notice due to my daughters Fiancรฉ being active military and only had 4 days notice of his leave to come home. She was very helpful and professional in the planning and ceremony. I was very impressed when we told me that she would like to talk to my daughter to see how she wanted her special day to be. I would highly recommend her for your wedding ceremony. Thank you very much. It was a beautiful ceremony and was very heart warming.
    Rev. Cait F. Aug 12, 2017

    Thank you so much, Brian. They will both me very much in my thoughts and prayer as he deploys. My prayer for his safety and her peaceful heart. May love see them through this period.

  • Misty P. Jul 30, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review Updated
    She is willing to go above and beyond for us. Thank you Cait!
  • Verified Review
    She is wonderful!!!
  • Ashley W. Jul 30, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    From the very beginning she was absolutely amazing and our wedding ceremony was beyond perfect!!!! We couldn't be happier!!! Thank you so much Rev. Cait!!! Mr. And Mrs Legg
    Rev. Cait F. Jul 30, 2017

    Ashley and Brandyn, it was a joy working with you, and what a day! Perfect weather, beautiful location, and your vows were so tender and loving I was in tears. I thank you for letting me be part of your wedding day. Many blessings on you both!

  • Sharon C. Jul 24, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Always checked in with me. Made me feel at ease and was extremely kind. I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony.. Thank you Rev. Cait Finnegan
    Rev. Cait F. Jul 24, 2017

    What an honor working with you! It rained...but what a shower of blessings!

  • Terrence L. Jul 17, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended. Very professional. Easy to work with. Far exceeded my expectations
  • Justin J. Jul 10, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    A great ceremony made an already special day that much more so.
    Rev. Cait F. Jul 10, 2017

    Kat and Justin, thank you both for the honor of officiating your wedding. I wish you, and your families, all the best. Cait

  • Krista B. Jul 5, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Working with Cait was an awesome experience. We thought it was going to be stressful and it was quite the opposite. From the beginning she was very responsive and helpful. She sent us all the information we needed to know and all the options to chose from. If it was something we didn't understand she explained it and the significance behind it. She was eager to help and answered all of our calls/texts. The ceremony was beautiful and she was professional and personable. We didn't even have to reverse and it went smoothly and the way we wanted. She doesn't try to sway your decisions and she respects your beliefs. Her church is very open and we felt the love. I would hire her again but hopefully this will be my only marriage. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks Cait for being part of our day and making it special.
    Rev. Cait F. Jul 5, 2017

    WOW! Thank you, Krista! It was an honor to officiate, and a joy to witness your love.

  • Mariama T. Jun 13, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We love her!! Highly recommend!!!
  • Jennifer R. May 25, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Great
  • Jennifer R. May 24, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    She got back to be right away and she us very profetional
  • Marianne P. May 7, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Cait is a very sweet lady. She made us feel comfortable at our wedding. Who ever reads this you will definitely would want Rev. Cait to perform your wedding. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. McGrath
  • Ali S. Apr 28, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Cait is wonderful. She arrived early, was well prepared and very kind. I would HIGHLY recommend her services. You will not be disappointed.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Fees: Free initial phone consultation. $50 In-person consultation or preparation of ceremony. If hired: $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).
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?
Seminary training. 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.
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.