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Mindful Ministry

Frederick, MD View map Visit website

About

$500 Typical Price

Mindful Ministry provides personalized officiant services in MD, DC, VA, 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.

Services Offered

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:

  • religious wedding ceremonies
  • ecumenical, secular, and non-religious wedding ceremonies
  • vow renewals/recommitment ceremonies
  • welcoming ceremonies and christenings
  • mindful communication and stress reduction

Officiants

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.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$500

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$399

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$100

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

DE
DC
FL
MD
PA
VA
WV

What languages do you speak?

English
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    Lk Toohey Married on 06/18/2022
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    Wonderful experience!

    Bill and Joanne were great to work with for our wedding! They helped us create our dream ceremony that encompassed our personalities and love for each other. I would definitely recommend!
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    James B. Married on 05/29/2022
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    Thoughtful guidance.

    Bill and Joanne Mies got to know us on a spiritual and personal level, and carefully planned every detail of our ceremony. We are so happy with their guidance and professionalism. They provided helpful texts for selecting readings and helped us customize the ceremony to the needs of our family.
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    Stephmoy1 Married on 01/20/2022
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    Reverend Mies was a pleasure to work with!

    Reverend Mies was a pleasure to work with! He made the whole process easy and smooth and we cannot have imagined a better wedding. We were very involved with the ceremony and his words so it made it feel very special and specific to us as a couple. Would highly recommend him to officiate your wedding!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Frederick Frederick, MD, 21701
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