What is your fee?
I charge $250 for elopements and $400 for a full custom ceremony with rehearsal. I am happy to work within your budget, especially if you are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, low-income, etc.
Will you travel outside of Southern California?
Assuming I am available, I would love to officiate your out-of-state wedding. I just ask that you pay for airfare/travel and lodging.
What kind of weddings will you perform?
I am a minister in the United Church of Christ. In our denomination, we often use the phrase "Whoever you are or wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here." I seek to embody this sentiment by meeting you where you are. Religious? I'd love to honor your religious identities in your ceremony! Spiritual? I love incorporating Earth, Spirit, and Community language into ceremonies. Non-religious? Let's celebrate Love as our one great universal truth!
Are you LGBTQ+ affirming?
Absolutely! No 'if's, 'and's, or 'but's! I accept you for exactly who you are and want to celebrate your relationship and commitment fully!
Do you stay for the reception?
Only if invited! There is no obligation to invite me and/or my spouse to your reception.
What will you wear?
I will try to match your theme/vibe. I have a white robe and a black robe. I have stoles of almost any color you may want. I am also happy to wear a solid color with no religious attire.
Do you do funerals and other rituals?
I do! I preside over funerals and baby dedications. If you'd like to contact me about another kind of ceremony, please do!