Minister Michael, Officiant,State Lic.

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28 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, responsiveness, and work quality.
  • Arlene L.

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    I was very particular about who I would have to perform our wedding ceremony. We were coming from Canada and I was nervous about not knowing the minister before hand. I made several phone calls to find the right one. Pastor Mike was very prompt in contacting me and stayed in touch. We spoke on the phone and he seemed so understanding and caring. He was very accommodating to our needs. I felt so at ease after our phone call. He is truly a wonderful man. In the end I had already chosen another Pastor but Pastor Mike was willing to remain as a backup in case we had problems. He understood my anxiety and was so wonderful and truly was concerned that we have the ceremony we dreamed of. Thank you Pastor Mike. You have been a comfort to me.

    Feb 18, 2018Verified
  • Brandon R.

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    Minister Michael was perfect for our wedding in Hawaii! He married us in such a unique and beautiful way, making it that much more memorable and special for us. He helped us get a photographer and they were both very friendly and professional even with the strong winds that almost blew us away haha! I would highly recommend Minister Michael!

      Feb 8, 2018Verified

    About this pro

    I do Baptism, Home cleansing and blessings as well. I started doing weddings when another minister fell ill and he had written the vows. I was unaware he hadn’t put their correct names in. The bride and groom wondered why I called them by a different pair of names! I rewrote the ceremony and the couple loved it. I was a police chaplain at the time but could legally perform a marriage so I did. From referrals I was introduced to several Mainland wedding planners. The rest is history. I saw a need for a budget friendly performer so I fill my open days with Thumbtack weddings. The people. They have never met me and there are so many. I direct them to my website and to read reviews. They speak for themselves even though I have hundreds, I only post the most recent. I meet folks from all walks of life. After 5 minutes it's like they have known me all their life.

    Years in business

    12

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    80

    Number of employees

    2

    Background check

    Completed
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      Q & A

      • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
        Pricing is an important consideration but think for a minute what it all means. If the plumber doesn't show up or is late it does not cause too big a distraction, you just make a new appointment. I have to be early to be on time, I need to show up, period. Then I can go over the wedding game plan and perform a meaningful ceremony. You would be surprised how many calls I get because a wedding minister didn't show up. And I go all over the island and to neighboring islands too. Most service providers won't show up to your house let alone any location on the island for less than $100. And that is before they start work. I charge a small base and let my customers pay me what they feel they and their day is worth and how I enhanced it. It is how I make you feel. I cover my expenses and pay to be here, it should not be about the money. My wedding planner events pay me over $500 a ceremony in the most grand of events. My thumbtack weddings are a fraction of that.
      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        Thumbtack is a no-frills type of booking service. I offer an excellent value. I start with asking them where they would like to marry and why. I try to cater each ceremony to what it is they tell me. I ask how they met, who said I Love you first and where it was at. I try to get to know them as I am going to be a big part of their special day. I charge a small booking fee to reserve the date then let them pay the small balance at the ceremony then let them decide what it is worth to them and receive it as a gratuity. I give my people getting married more control that way. I also come early and leave late.
      • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
        Being a student of theology and an apprentice of Hawaiian cultural studies, it gives me both a religious, spiritual and a blend of the both that helps people understand our connection with our earth and their higher power whether it be to God, our Akua or their own life's Force. A majority of people these days are looking for a more spiritual ceremony celebrating each other and outside of the church.

      Business hours

      Hawaii Time Zone
      Sunday4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      MondayClosed
      Tuesday4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Wednesday4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Thursday4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Friday4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Saturday4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      Coverage Area for Minister Michael, Officiant,State Lic. is about 50+ miles of Kapolei, HI.