Pastor Chris is an ordained minister within the United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination that embraces all loving couples (LGBTQIA). He has been officiating weddings for a number of years. Based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Pastor Chris faithfully helps couples through a significant milestone in their lives, and will plan and work with them to achieve a spiritual and special event.
Pastor Chris is enthusiastic about meeting with couples to plan a wedding and hear any concerns they may have. He can officiant any kinds of service, such as single religion or interfaith ceremonies, vow renewals, civil unions, and rehearsals. He can serve various religions with ceremonies that are less than 30 minutes long, ensuring there is plenty of time for celebration. He is also a licensed clinical social worker and has been working with families and couples for years. He offers counseling and customized vows, guaranteeing precious moments for all to remember for years to come. Couples can trust Pastor Chris’ abilities, after having officiated over 180 weddings and being licensed in most Northeast and Midwest states.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Daniel H · Getting married on 04/09/2021
five stars for Pastor Chris
When our daughter Sarah in Seattle told us she wanted to get married back in Pennsylvania and in front of her 94 year old grandfather on hospice, we were so excited. Then she told us she wanted to do it in three weeks, and by the way could we get the pastor because we live in Pennsylvania. Uh-oh.Sent on 10/10/2019
We found a few "ordained and willing" people online but we knew they weren't right for the occasion. We kept looking and then we saw a friendly face. Pastor Chris.
We reached out and received a quick reply phone call. While talking to Pastor Chris we quickly realized he was the right person. Over the 3 weeks leading up to the ceremony we communicated to Pastor Chris by phone, email and text. We found Pastor Chris to be very fair, kind, accommodating and most of all gracious. He offered much advice to all of us and put our minds at ease. On the day of the wedding Pastor Chris arrived early and performed an excellent ceremony, the exact ceremony Sarah and her new husband Zach wanted. All in all, Pastor Chris did an excellent job.
We are so very happy to have found him.
We now have a wonderful young man in our family that calls us Mom and Dad, and we have a new friend, Pastor Chris.
Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris's reply:Wedding on 9/28/19: working with this family was wonderful. Sarah and Zach are a great couple who clearly love each other. They were open to suggestions and ideas. And it was just a touching thing to know that they both wanted Sarah's grandfather to be part of their special day. Sarah's parents are amazing people to talk to and to get to know. A ceremony I will not forget for some time.
Shauni Brinser · Getting married on 02/05/2021
Wedding Officiant for our wedding
Pastor Chris was so wonderful to work with for our wedding. He spent time with us during the planning process to learn who we are to build that relationship. He took time for a rehearsal to explain the flow of the ceremony so we were better prepared for the day of the wedding. The day of the ceremony, we had to ask Pastor Chris to shorten the ceremony due to me getting sick from being nervous. He was so understanding and did a fantastic job on making sure I was comfortable and okay and shorten the ceremony as I asked. I highly recommend Pastor Chris to all my family and friends who are planning a wedding!!Sent on 05/30/2019
Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris's reply:Wedding 5/26/19: I was just honored to be able to work with Shane and Shauni and make their wedding ceremony special and significant. Great couple!
Adriana Goldstein · Getting married on 01/05/2021
My wedding with my husband 052519
Pastor Chris took the time to get to know us and made everything less stressful on our wedding day. He gave us options for the ceremony and continually made sure that that we were comfortable. Our ceremony was short and sweet. All of our guests loved him. We highly recommend!!Sent on 05/28/2019
Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris's reply:Adriana and Andrew picked a location that suited their hopes and dreams for their wedding day. they were open and honest in their conversations about the wedding process. And the wedding day itself was very successful.