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 200 weddings and being licensed in most Northeast and Midwest states.
107 Reviews for Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris
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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.
Sarah L · Getting married on 04/09/2021
our wedding 9/28/2019
Zach and I decided to get married very last minute, after being together for 10 yrs.
We decided to travel from Seattle where we live to Pennsylvania where I’m from.
My grandmother just passed and we wanted to get married at my grandparents house while my grandfather was still with us, very small and intimate.
It was challenging to find a pastor that would marry us without marriage counseling, or an ordained individual that would appreciate the reason we were doing this.
My parents found pastor Chris!
We communicated over txting And emails he was always so prompt with his responses.
Pastor Chris was more then we could have asked for.
He has was welcoming towards us, respectful, and genuine. He walked us through everything while asking what we would like for the ceremony. He also has a great sense of humor!
I woul highly recommend pastor Chris! And if we did it all over again planned every detail months in advance I would be SURE to have pastor Chris be the one to marry us!
Sarah and ZachSent on 10/21/2019
Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris's reply:Sarah and her husband are a very kind and loving couple. It was a joy to work with them on a short time table and make the wedding occur they desired. A great day filled with love (9/28/19 wedding)
Wade Lucas · Getting married on 03/07/2021
What a Great Experience!
Pastor Chris did a fantastic job with our wedding last July. He is very kind and gets along with everyone really well. His main focus is that the bride and groom are happy on their special day. I was happy to have him as part of our wedding and our guests loved his ceremony. I HIGHLY recommend Pastor Chris for your upcoming wedding!Sent on 03/09/2020
Weddings and Ceremonies with Pastor Chris's reply:07/27/19 wedding: such a kind couple, open to suggestions and very cooperative. I was glad to be a part of their wedding day!