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.
242 Reviews for Pastor Rich
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Andrea M. · Getting married on 05/02/2022
He is the best!!!
Thanks to him our ceremony was special, romantic and funny., Just how I asked him to be. It was perfect! With my husband being from India, and me being from Venezuela, we wanted a pastor who could get us married in English as well as Spanish simultaneously. From the first time we meet Pastor Rich, he made us feel incredibly comfortable. He understood our love story and was able to beautifully include that into our ceremony which left our friends and families emotionally overjoyed, as Pastor Rich seamlessly overcame the language barrier for our guests. We highly recommend him!!Sent on 11/09/2020
Kelly C. · Married on 12/19/2020
100% recommend Pastor Rich!
Pastor Rich was a great officiant for our wedding. He answered all of our questions and was quick at responding to emails. He made the ceremony personal towards us and incorporated some nice religion into the wedding. During the wedding, his calm persona put us at ease. We would definitely recommend him!Sent on 12/27/2020
Vanessa C. · Married on 12/13/2020
Amazing! Can’t explain with words // Excelente! No puedo expresar con palabras
No tengo palabras para agradecerle al Pastor Rich por todo el apoyo. Desde el primer momento fue muy amable y escucho todas nuestras inquietudes y trabajo a partir de lo que queríamos nosotros como pareja. Estoy muy agradecida por hacer nuestra ceremonia tan especial para mi, mi esposo y nuestras familias. Lo recomiendo al 1000% por que es una persona amigable, respetuosa, con un corazón gigante y hará ese día tan importante súper especial /// I have no words to thank Pastor Rich for all the support. From the first moment he was very kind and listened to all our concerns and work based on what we wanted as a couple. I am very grateful for making our ceremony so special to me, my husband and our families. I recommend him 1000% because he is a friendly, respectful person, with a giant heart and will make that very important day super special!Sent on 12/15/2020
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