Father Jonathan Gray
... married my husband Kyle and me in January. We cannot say enough wonderful things about him. He took the time to learn about us as a couple, and genuinely cared about how our ceremony was going to go. He’s very organized and had many options to choose from so that we could create our own wedding ceremony that fit our personalities, and even incoporate special readings that meant a lot to us. Our families and guests told us that it was the most heartfelt ceremony they had ever been to! Father Gray has many years of experience and advice that made our day so special. He did a wonderful job and everything went perfectly. We highly recommend choosing Father Gray as your wedding officiant!!!
Fr. Jonathan Gray is a priest in the Progressive Catholic Church (link to website is here: https://mypcc.org/ ).
He will typically meet with a couple several times prior to the wedding date in order to get to know them, and so that they can get to know him. During these meetings, discussions often include such things as how, where and when did the couple meet, what drew them together, what keeps them together, what are their goals for their future, what are their views on marriage, etc. It is also during these meetings that the couples discuss the type of ceremony they want; what readings they would like, who they would want to do the readings, if they would like to write their own vows and other 'tweaks' to the ceremony to make it as personalized and meaningful as possible. With these meetings, Fr. Jonathan is able to help couples feel more comfortable, ready, and relaxed for their wedding and for their marriage. Fr. Jonathan Gray can officiate at interfaith, same faith, same gender and vow renewal ceremonies. Couples who have utilized Fr. Jonathan to officiate at their weddings have come from the following religious traditions:
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Emily · Married on 06/22/2019
The man for the job 10/10
When looking for a priest we had a specific criteria. We wanted someone who could offer us a Catholic ceremony while also outside. It was important that we felt accepted and not judged on our special day. Father (Bishop) Gray was all of this and more. The first time we met him, we instantly felt he was the priest we wanted to marry us. He was down to earth, very open minded, nice, and even funny. In fact, he made a couple well timed jokes that had our guests cracking up. We even had multiple guests come up after the ceremony asking for information on our priest. And one guest is even considering him for the baptism of their unborn child. If you're looking for a very friendly, well spoken, thoughtful priest, then Fr Gray is the man you're searching for. If we had any true "complaints" it would be that he couldn't stay for the reception and party it up with us. (Probably because he's busy from being in such high demand) We couldn't be more pleased with how our day went, and a huge part of that is thanks to this man. Looking forward to staying in touch over the years, as our family continues to grow.Sent on 06/30/2019
-Frankie and Emily
vanessa · Married on 05/18/2019
Father Johnathan is awesome!
There is so many good things to say about father Johnathan! First of he is truly patient with you.. he was very kind to me and my husband when we were worried, nervous, stressed during our whole wedding planning. We both didn’t know much but father Johnathan helped us planned our ceremony and offered our marriage to be at the first Lutheran Church in western Ave , Albany NY. I am Roman catholic and my husband was divorced and by the church rules we couldn’t get married at my normal church. Father Johnathan went out of his way to get us a church that would accept my husband so we can both have gods blessing. Our wedding was still done how we wanted , it was a catholic ceremony and my family was very happy.Sent on 05/30/2019
Father Johnathan held our hand from day 1 to the very end. Our wedding was awesome and father Johnathan looked great! I highly recommend father Johnathan and with out him i don’t think our wedding would’ve felt that magical and spiritual ! Thanks to god we found him. He gets 10 stars from me! Thanks father Johnathan!
Katie · Married on 02/23/2019
Excellent officiant and as down to earth as they come
Father Jonathan gray is a great man. He truly cares and is a selfless man. He may be the only person in the business that’s not in it just for money. He will get to know you and your spouse by meeting 3 times in our case and talking over coffee. He is very non judgemental. We got to know and love him and will be in touch in years to come I hope. He doesn’t have a price he can not be bought. He had 10 hrs invested in me and my wife because he wants to make sure your marriage is going to work. Ceremony was very emotional and had a few mix ups not on his part and he turned them into laughter. Honestly I paid him 300 dollars but he was worth much more. Some justice of the peace will show up for an hour and charge the same. Lovely manSent on 02/28/2019