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:
123 Reviews for Minnesota Reverend
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Samantha · Getting married on 06/12/2021
We absolutely loved having Reverend Derek as our officiant for our wedding! Due to covid, we had to change plans and do a smaller ceremony and then are doing our originally planned wedding in 2021. He was so understanding and easy to work with. He was willing to help us in anyway we needed. We are very excited to have him for our second wedding as well!
We also did premarital counseling with him and it was very help for us as a couple and to have him get to know us before the big day.
He is great at making the ceremony special, personal to the couple and engaging your guests. Our families commented on how great he was as well. He is a great person to get to know, very genuine and many great stories.
We can't thank him enough for being a part of our wedding day (both wedding days)!Sent on 02/25/2021
Ashlee G. · Married on 01/05/2021
Reverend Derek gave us our perfect ceremony!
We can't begin to express how wonderful Rev. Derek was helping us with our wedding day ceremony from start to finish. From our pre-marital "education" to helping us with writing our ceremony vows and walking us through the steps. He was so easy to talk to, responsive and there for us every step of the way. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and our favorite part of our wedding! We can't recommend him enough. Thank you Reverend Derek!Sent on 12/03/2019
Elma H. · Married on 10/10/2020
Great experience with Rev. Derek Kiewatt
My husband and I are an inter-faith couple (Muslim and Christian) and we loved working with Rev. Derek Kiewatt. He gave us a lot of resources to plan our ceremony and showed flexibility with our requests. I highly recommend hiring him :)Sent on 11/19/2020
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!