Minnesota Reverend is a wedding officiant located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Owner Reverend Derek Kiewatt has been performing unique and memorable ceremonies for more than 40 years. Even with all those years behind him, he is still excited about officiating such an important moment in the lives of his clients. The weddings he performs reflect the beauty and romance of the occasion, while remaining funny and professional.
Reverend Derek Kiewatt is graduate of the University of Minnesota and Harvard Divinity School. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister and has performed weddings all across the United States. He is currently licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California.
Minnesota Reverand is happy to serve agnostic, earth-based, non-denominational, and Unitarian couples. His ceremonies last less than 30 minutes, and he is fluent in both English and German. Before the big day, couples can meet with Reverend Derek for premarital counseling to help guide them. They are also welcome to write their own vows, and he can perform a wedding rehearsal. Minnesota Reverend provides services for many wedding types, including:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Makenna Smestad · Married on 09/14/2019
Would highly recommend!
We cannot say enough great things about Rev Derek, he was absolutely amazing! We decided to plan our wedding in a short amount of time. He provided resources and knowledge so that we could put together the exact ceremony we were hoping for. His communication was excellent, and he even showed up early the day of the event to make sure everything was set. Derek made us feel so comfortable, and truly cares about your special day. We feel very blessed that he was a part of our ceremony, and would highly recommend him.Sent on 10/02/2019
Chelsea Welch · Married on 09/07/2019
Phenomenal Officiant that LOVES what he does
Rev. Derek was absolutely amazing! So easy to talk to and always responded quickly to any questions we had. Loved meeting with him before our wedding to establish our relationship with him. Made our outdoor non traditional ceremony perfect!! Had so many rave comments from friends and family about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. I know I found him on purpose and I thank God for that. Our day was phenomenal and Rev. Derek played a huge roll in making sure everything went smoothly. If you are unsure, let me assure you, he is hands down the only choice for a wedding officiant.Sent on 09/25/2019
Sharonda · Married on 08/18/2019
Reverend Derek Kiewatt
Reverend Derek was really helpful throughout our entire journey. He was all hands on deck and responded quickly to all emails and calls. Thank you so much Reverend Derek! Xoxo The Thomas'sSent on 09/02/2019
Reverend Kiewat obviously Loves performing weddings. He arrived early to the ceremony, we went through the music cues for my song, piano music, discussed the best musicians set up in the room, and the ceremony order details. He then spent extra time reviewing cues with the couple & the wedding party children to ensure everyone was comfortable with all aspects.The wedding was touching and went beautifully!
I have known Derek for years. Rest assured, knowing that he will not only be early, be professional and take care of everything, but that you will receive a one-of-a-kind ceremony service your guests will rave about! You deserve a ceremony that is meaningful and funny. When it comes to your ceremony, besides saying "I do," hiring Rev. Kiewatt is the best decision you can make!