Michael is a graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana with degrees of Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music. He is currently retired from professional music, having sung in the Metropoitan Opera for ten years.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working for Creative Weddings for the past 5 years as a wedding officiant. Having been a performing singer and classroom teacher all my life, I welcome the opportunity to meet new people and help them create something special for their wedding ceremony. It is always an honor and a privilege to be a part of one of the most special days in a couples life. Drawing on my experiences helps us create a relaxed, yet meaningful and memorable wedding ceremony.”
Cary has been a wedding officiant since 2008. He specializes in multi-faith ceremonies and loves being part of the ceremony from planning though the day of the event. He believes that flexibility is important and crafts the ceremony based on what the bride and groom prefer. He has worked professionally in the hospitality business for 15 years.
“I feel it is a privilege to be able to participate in a significant event in peoples lives and each ceremony is a unique and special event.”
Mack harper has very much enjoyed his affiliation with Open Door Ministries as a wedding officiant for over 10 years. His positive attitude and outgoing personality have been a great benefit to our organization. He says: “I love the many opportunities to meet new people and to help them experience one of the happiest days of their lives and considers it an honor to be a part of their joyous occasion.”
Mack is a Vietnam veteran and works for the Dept. of Veteran Affairs(VA) in the community outreach program. He brings that same enthusiasm and professionalism to creative wedding ceremonies as he interacts with couples.
Mack Harper brings a spirit of inclusion and fun to his couples as he works with them for one of the most important days of their lives. His manner relaxes the couples and makes for a stress free interaction but he does emphasize the seriousness and thought that must go into the ceremony. He assists the couples in composing their very own, personalized ceremony. He will not write a ceremony for his couples in his words…“you folks know each other much better than I do and I would be uncomfortable in trying to write/compose a ceremony for you not knowing what experiences you have shared and gone through together”. Mack will provide sample ceremonies to his couples and ask them to write a draft and he will help them to personalize a ceremony that is precisely what they want based on their relationship factors.
He disfrutado realizando ceremonias de boda para muchas parejas hermosas durante 14 años. Realizar las ceremonias de la boda me llena de tal alegría para compartir en esos momentos especiales, únicos, con cada novia y novio.
I've enjoyed performing wedding ceremonies for many beautiful couples for 14 years. Performing wedding ceremonies fills me with such joy to share those special, unique moments with each bride and groom.
“Congratulations! My name is Rob Grosch and it would be an honor to be your wedding officiant. I am a graduate of the State of New York University – New Paltz with a degree in broadcast journalism. I have been employed as a public speaker for over 15 years. I have had the privilege of being a wedding officiant with Open Door Ministries for 10 years and have overseen a multitude of ceremonies. I go over every step of the wedding process with the bride and groom and help with script and set-up. I am able to match my personality and presenting style to each family and every wedding. Whether it be a simple, cozy ceremony or a grand, formal affair, I will be there to serve your unique needs and desires. If you seek an organized, professional, and cheerful wedding officiant who you can trust, please contact us and we can discuss how I can help make your wedding dreams become reality.”
Bill was raised Catholic and attended seminary for 9 years. He holds a Masters Degree in counseling from Seton Hall University. He has attended churches of different religious traditions and believes that all religious traditions share basic truths and that spirituality is a very personal thing that doesn’t necessarily need to be expressed or experienced in a specific building such as a church. He believes that we are all one, all connected, and that to love and be loved is our purpose in life.
“I love doing ceremonies because it is such an immense joy to be part of a couple’s very special day. I look at it as not only a great honor but also a very sacred gift to be asked to share in that experience.”
Chuck has been with Open Door Ministries since 2007. He holds a degree in Music Education from Montclair State University and has been a public school teacher since 2002.
“My favorite part is meeting new people, families, and being a part of their life. I love performing ceremonies for couples of all faiths and backgrounds. Performing ceremonies such is a happy, wonderful, memorable experience for myself and the couples I have the privilege of working with. It’s a blessing for me to part of their special day. Working with ODM brings me in touch with people from all around the world and being a part of their life. I enjoy sharing who I am with other people. These relationships develop over the years as we stay in touch and create new friendships.”