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.
58 Reviews for Mindful Ministry
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Danielle · Married on 07/13/2019
He was wonderful
We are a mixed race, mixed faith family and randy helped us plan the perfect ceremony. We are beyond great full for all of his help. Our family and friends were very impressed by his words and his presentation. We highly recommend randy.Sent on 07/27/2019
Steffani · Married on 11/03/2018
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about bill and his wife Joanne. He married us in September 2019 at our dream wedding venue in the woods. He was able to give us a highly individualized ceremony that incorporated me and my husband's vlaues and spirituality perfectly. It was a beautiful ceremony that we all worked together to create. Bill helped us in calming our pre-wedding jitters, and had meaningful meetings with us prior to the ceremony to help decrease our anxieties about standing in front of a crowd on our wedding day. At each pre-marital session with bill and his wife we spent a few minutes in quiet reflection or meditation that helped bring us to a place where we were able to truly find what was important to us to share and bring families together on our big day. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. We highly recommend Bill and Joanne for your wedding ceremony.Sent on 03/04/2020
Mindful Ministry's reply:Thank you, Steffani and Justin, for your thoughtful and heartfelt review. This brings back to us many wonderful memories of our time working and celebrating together. We deeply appreciate your allowing us to be a part of your wedding experience.
Talia · Married on 10/20/2018
Amazing experience, all around!
My husband and I were nervous about finding an officiant for our wedding--coming from different religious backgrounds and with our own unique senses of spirituality, we were worried that we would not find someone to conduct a ceremony that truly reflected our relationship and respected our backgrounds. However, our fears instantly subsided upon meeting Bill and Joanne. They approached the creation of our wedding ceremony with such warmth, openness and kindness, and truly guided us toward making thoughtful decisions that reflected our unique love and relationship. Bill officiated our wedding ceremony with grace, humor, and respect, and I really cannot imagine that anyone else could have done a better job. After the wedding, some guests told my husband and I that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they have ever attended. Maybe we're a little biased, but we agree :) Thank you Bill and Joanne for making our wedding ceremony so personal, heartfelt and memorable!Sent on 12/19/2018
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