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The Wedding Chaplain is an officiant business that has served couples for over 20 years in and around Louisville, Ohio. Our team of officiants has served at over 1500 weddings. They are more than happy to travel and perform couples' weddings in Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Regardless of where you are planning your ceremony or what your style is, your officiant will create and deliver a memorable service that you will remember forever.

Services Offered
Before your big day comes, The Wedding Chaplain offers couples premarital counseling. You can opt to have this service after your wedding as well. As you plan your wedding, your officiant can help you craft custom vows. They work with a variety of religions such as Agnostic, Protestant, Catholic, and Quaker. Their wedding types include the following:

  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Single religion
  • Vow renewal
  • Interdenominational services
  • Traditional
  • Civil

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$500

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$40

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

MD
NC
OH
PA
VA
WV

What languages do you speak?

English
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Alyssa P. Sent on 01/16/2024
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October 2023 Wedding

I can’t even put into words how grateful we are to have found David to officiate our wedding ceremony in October 2023. He met with us multiple times prior to our rehearsal and wedding day, getting to know us and providing us with great advice and lessons for our marriage. Thanks to his recommendations in the months leading up to our wedding, we now set time aside for a date night, just the two of us, at least once a week - and plan to do so for years to come! He is a wealth of knowledge and a resource we are so thankful to have in our corner moving forward in our marriage. He executed our ceremony so perfectly that many guests not only complimented it, but assumed we have known David for many years. Our ceremony was better than we could have dreamed of and truly felt like “us.” During the stress of planning our wedding and finalizing details, he made us feel so comfortable, and tailored the entire ceremony to what was best for us and our day. If you are searching for a wedding officiant, I can assure you that you won’t go wrong with David and his team. David - we can’t thank you enough for your role in making our day absolutely perfect.
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Marissa Sent on 09/13/2023
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Rev. David Anderson

Rev. David Anderson made us feel very at ease with the whole marriage process. Not only did he create a beautiful ceremony, but he also takes the time to get to know his couples by talking with them a few times throughout the engagement season. As we got to know him, David really felt more like someone we could talk to as a friend or counselor and not strictly a minister trying to preach at us every second. He gave us great advice and insight on what will help a successful marriage. Thank you Pastor David!
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Maxxine K. Sent on 08/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we were looking for!

Let me start by saying I am Catholic, while my now husband is agnostic. I knew getting married in a church was off the table, but it was still very important to me to still have some sort of religious affiliation in our ceremony/marriage. I was really struggling with how to have a religious ceremony, without going “overboard” and making my husband and his family uncomfortable (for lack of a better word). We found David through a quick search on the Knot. It was clear from the first 3 minutes of the call that he was the person we wanted to officiate our wedding. Both of us were immediately comfortable with his demeanor and the way he made us feel at ease about how the ceremony would go. He made it easy to find middle ground to have the ceremony we both wanted. We did go with the premarital counseling as well, and I would definitely recommend that to anybody and everybody, just to really take the time to learn about each other if nothing else. David talked through a lot of things we knew about each other but had never really learned to handle and I can honestly say that has eased a lot of tensions between us. Reminding us to take breaks from wedding talk and continue to prioritize our relationship was one of his key points, and that definitely helped alleviate a ton of stress and made us check in with how we were both feeling along the way. David was personable, easy to talk to, and consistently adjusted his schedule so that we could have our appointments during times that worked with ours (we live in OR, so we’re 3 hours behind his time zone and are only both available in the evenings). The entire process of working with David was easy, enlightening, and the ceremony went so smoothly thanks to his communication and timeline. I highly recommend David and WeddingChaplain.com to anybody looking for a professional and friendly officiant!
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Team

David Anderson
David Anderson
Owner/ Officiant

Rev. Dr. David M. Anderson, Jr.

Experience/Ministry

David Anderson is licensed and ordained as a Baptist & UCC Minister. Throughout David's 26 years of experience, he has performed over 1200 wedding ceremonies while also serving as pastor, chaplain, and church planter. David is commissioned with the Community Chaplains of America and the North American Mission Board. David can marry any couple and sign any license in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia.

Educational Background

  • AA Religion/ BS Christian Ministries

  • MA Theological Studies/ ThM Master of Theology

  • D.Min in Pastoral Counseling

Scott Carney
Scott Carney
Officiant

Rev. Scott Carney

Experience/Ministry

Scott has served in various Senior and Executive Pastor roles over the past 25 years. Scott is licensed and ordained in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and has officiated over 300 weddings throughout his career. He pastors Destiny Life Church in North Fayette, PA. Scott has also served as Senior Pastor at World Outreach Christian Center in Butler, PA and Executive Pastor of Champion Life Church in Chippewa, PA. Scott can marry any couple and he can sign any license from any county in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia,

Educational Background

  • BA Theology

  • MA Pastoral Ministries

Dale Lautzenheiser
Dale Lautzenheiser
Officiant

Rev. Dr. Dale Lautzenheiser

Experience/Ministry

Dale is a licensed and ordained minister in Ohio. He has officiated over 100 weddings throughout his career. Dale brings years of experience in counseling to being a wedding officiant and would be a great fit for any couple looking for a highly personal experience. Dale can marry any couple and he can sign any license from any county in Ohio,

Educational Background

  • BS from Kent University

  • MA from Ashland University

  • DMin/ Divinity ULCM Seattle

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