non denominational minister crystal lake


What officiant services do you provide?

Civil union, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, same sex, single religion

 What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian – Baptist, Christian – Catholic, Christian – Episcopalian, Christian – Lutheran, Christian – Methodist, Christian – Mormon, Christian – Orthodox, Christian – Presbyterian, Christian – Quaker, Hindu, Jewish

Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?


Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?

Yes. In fact, that is where most of the weddings I preside at are held.

What is your attire for the ceremony?

I wear a black suit and a white ministerial stole that has no religious insignia on it.

Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?

Absolutely! The ceremony should reflect the bride and groom and they have complete freedom to customize the ceremony elements.

Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?

I encourage it. The vows are one of the few ceremony elements where the couple’s words and voices can be heard.

Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?

No. I provide suggested readings, but the most meaningful readings will be selections the couple finds.

How long are your ceremonies?

A typical ceremony is twenty to thirty minutes depending on what elements are chosen.

Do you require that premarital counseling be done?

No, but I do offer it for those couples who would like the opportunity to strengthen their relationship.

Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?


Do you supply a sound system?


 What areas do you serve?

As a wedding officiant in the greater Chicagoland area I serve all of the counties in Northern Illinois. For a full list please see my locations page