Mindful Ministry provides personalized officiant services in MD, DC, WVA, DE, and PA. Its officiants help couples design heartfelt wedding ceremonies that reflect the couple's relationship, backgrounds, and personalities.They believe intimate ceremonies that reflect the love between two people can be a magical moment for everyone involved and they would love to work with you to create your special ceremony.
Mindful Ministry officiants meet with couples several times to prepare for the ceremony and for married life. They use this time to understand the essence of your relationship and from there they work with you to customize your ceremony to include structure, readings, and rituals. They work with couples from Christian and other religious backgrounds as well as with couples from different religions and those who do not practice any type of formal religion. These ceremonies reflect the couple's wishes and include:
Rev. William (Bill) Mies founded Mindful Ministry in 2009 where he enjoys working with couples in an atmosphere of presence, awareness, and compassion. Bill has a B.A. degree in philosophy and five years of graduate work in Theology, equivalent to a Masters of Divinity, which culminated in ordination as a Catholic Priest. Today, as a married priest, he is affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches and CITI Ministries.
After working with Bill in his wedding ministry for 5 years, Rev. Joanne Marshall-Mies joined Mindful Ministry as an officiant in 2014. She is affiliated with the Universal Life Church and shares Bill's passion for working with couples to help them create unique, meaningful wedding ceremonies and to be present before, during, and after the wedding. Joanne is also a Research Psychologist with a special interest in couple's relationships.
61 Reviews for Mindful Ministry
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Shannon U. · Getting married on 06/07/2021
Could not have asked for a better ceremony
My husband is Catholic and I am Presbyterian and we wanted to have our ceremony outdoors by someone who was ordained. We searched for weeks without any luck and finally found Rev. William Mies and his wife Joanne with Mindful Ministries. They were not only willing to help us build a religious ceremony for an outdoor location, but also drove 6 hours to West Virginia to do our ceremony!! We met with them via Zoom 4x and they helped us build the absolute perfect ceremony that my family/friends could not stop talking about for weeks. Very thankful to have found Rev. William and Joanne Mies!Sent on 09/29/2020
Kristin S. · Married on 12/09/2020
Bill and Joanne were so lovely to partner with. They truly care about each and every couple they work with. Bill spent so many hours via skype and zoom talking to my husband and I, helping us to craft our perfect ceremony. Our ceremony could not have gone any better and really highlighted our love. Thank you Bill and Joanne!Sent on 11/02/2020
Amanda H. · Married on 09/19/2020
The perfect wedding ceremony by the perfect minister!
Bill and his wife Joanne from mindful ministry were amazing! They walked us through writing our script for our ceremony. It made for a very intimate personal experience. They really helped us capture “us” in every detail. He took the time to get to know us and our story in the most genuine and humanly personal way, that lead to the authentic writing of our vows and planning of our ceremony. Bill’s friendly and professional demeanor made him a joy to work with. He is welcoming and open to all ideas of faith and beliefs. At the ceremony, Bill arrived in the same professional, friendly, and positive way that we have come to know him over the multiple meetings we had. He brought a calming and serene influence upon his arrival that carried through the entire ceremony. We couldn’t be happier, he was perfect fit!Sent on 09/28/2020
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