Pastor Rich is a bi-lingual* wedding Officiant located in Park Ridge, serving the entire Midwest region. He is committed to serving all couples and families without discrimination and he is fun, calm and super-dependable. Rich believes it is "your Wedding," so he wants the ceremony to be about you and your style.
* Spanish and English
As one of Weddingwire's first Officiants, Pastor Rich is grateful for the privilege of teaming up with hundreds of Couples to create fun and meaningful wedding celebrations. He is appointed as a Liturgy and Worship Consultant in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church and also leads Assemblies and In-Services in Catholic and Public schools during the week. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and later obtained his Masters of Divinity degree from Trinity Divinity School.
Pastor Rich offers planning, rehearsals and Ceremonies, with email support during the entire planning process. As an Elder, (like a tenured Priest), he is fully licensed and will create custom ceremony elements with each couple. He is thankful for a wide variety of friendships, including persons who are religious, non-religious, multi-cultural, LGBTQi, multi-generational and various abilities, while collaborating on weddings with Rabbis, Pastors, Muslim and Hindu Priests along the way.
Premium Service: Planning Meeting (in person or virtual), Rehearsal, unlimited e-consultation and your Wedding! ($750)
Mid-Range: Planning Meeting and Wedding ($700) or a Rehearsal and your Wedding ($700)
Basic: Wedding only, with your do-it-yourself preparation and some guidance from Pastor Rich ($500)
If your wedding is 90 minutes or more from Park Ridge and you'd like an overnight rehearsal, Pastor Rich asks that you please consider offering some basic Motel accomodations.
228 Reviews for Pastor Rich
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kristen Dettman · Getting married on 12/08/2020
Loved Pastor Rich!
We had a great experience working with Pastor Rich! He was responsive, warm, and did a great job expressing our love during our wedding ceremony. We met Pastor Rich about a month before our wedding for a consultation and to discuss the specifics of our ceremony, and he took everything to heart and delivered it flawless during our ceremony. Everyone had wonderful things to say about Pastor Rich and our parents were especially happy with him! I would definitely recommend working with Pastor Rich for your wedding!Sent on 11/14/2019
Anonymous · Getting married on 04/06/2020
Wedding with Pastor Rich
Pastor Rich was amazing. All our guests in our multi cultural wedding agreed that his ceremony was the highlight of the event. He was relaxed, kept a steady pace, was humble and confident. He explained everything carefully so the entire group was following on the significance of the various sections of the wedding. Before before and after the wedding, Pastor Rich was within reach and prepared really well for us. He listened to us carefully and respected all our wishes.Sent on 10/24/2019
Ricky Diaz · Getting married on 03/11/2020
Kind, friendly, attentive, and he feels like family. Wants to get every detail right.
Out of all the Pastors out there, my wife and I really believe that we made the right choice. Upon meeting him for the first time he greeted us with a warm hug and treats you like family. He's kind and very attentive to details when explaining what we wanted exactly for the wedding. Our wedding day came out so perfectly with Pastor Rich and he was early to our venue so as to not be late. We highly recommend Pastor Rich to anyone out there looking for a good officiant. Our wedding was non-denominational since my wife is Muslim and I'm Catholic. He chose the best of both of our sides and put on one great ceremony we will never forget :)Sent on 12/09/2019
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