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Iana and I love Pastor John. There is something truly human and lovable about him. We asked him to suggest a wedding venue for us and he chose an amazing location that was beyond all of our expectations. He is friendly, personable, funny, loving, and he was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony.Mar 19, 2020Verified
You're in good hands with John officiating your wedding. If you hire him, he will take you through a a thorough and detailed planning process so you can have the exact wedding experience you desire. John really goes above and beyond by providing your vows printed on cardstock, being very responsive, and injecting positivity and humor rather than getting through the ceremony. He's an awesome guy performing a great service, we highly recommend.Mar 9, 2020Verified
Pastor John accepted our short notice booking request and took the stress out of arranging the details of our ceremony. He explained what to expect and put both of us at ease throughout the whole process including the ceremony itself. His experience is apparent as well as his genuine passion for officiating weddings.Jan 17, 2020Verified
Pastor John was a fantastic officiant for our wedding. He catered to our needs and made everything feel easy. We never once felt pressured to do anything other than what we wanted. If you're looking for someone who can bring a funny, but dignified ceremony to your wedding look no further.Jan 23, 2020Verified
Pastor John was everything! He helped me all along the way, to keep me on track before the wedding, calming us before and during the ceremony, and afterwords he made sure all the proper steps were taken to know everything was taken care of. It was such a whirlwind of emotions for me during that time and having him with his calming presence was just exactly what we needed in those moments. He took the time to hear who we are as a couple. He truly was a blessing to have him officiate our wedding. A million thank you's to Pastor John!Feb 25, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My basic pricing structure for weddings is $200 for the ceremony. This cost covers all communication, ceremony preparation, my presence at the wedding service and transportation costs. If the couple wishes to have a rehearsal a day or two prior to the ceremony I charge $100.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Relationships generally begin electronically on Thumbtack. I explore with all clients what it is that they want in their ceremony by sending them a standardized set of forms. We may talk by telephone if one of us feels the need to do so. Over time I provide whatever helps the bride and groom may need/request -- readings, vows, benedictions, rituals, etc. If requested I meet with the bride and groom for coffee and a discussion of their desires (in the area this is easily accomplished/outside of the area I generally attempt to tie this to another wedding so that the travel is not so extensive). As the date of the wedding approaches I generally check in to make sure that they have everything they need (it is amazing how many forget that they need a license!). I try to arrive at least 30 to 45 minutes early for weddings in order to make sure there are no last minute changes or to accommodate last minute changes if there are any, and to chat with both the bride and groom to put them at ease..
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Anyone who says there is no continuing education involved in this profession doesn't know much about the profession. Continuing education is a constant -- I "book study" with a colleague and attend a minimum of 3 education classes a year, in addition to the self study that I do. I also study wedding services and research vows, committals, rituals and other things online in order to provide the most appropriate and up to date materials and services that I can for brides and grooms..