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:
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Ashlee Griffin · Getting 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
Ashley Dehn · Married on 10/05/2019
Rev. Derek knocked it out of the park!
I can’t even begin to brag about what an amazing experience we had working with Rev. Derek. He was an absolute joy to work with. Not only did we enjoy having him as a part of our wedding, but our guests were so impressed with him also. He was very attentive, genuine and professional. I would recommend Rev. Derek over and over again.Sent on 10/30/2019
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
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!