42 Reviews for Rev. Bill Epperly, PhD
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Rev Bill was such a wonderful addition to our wedding and to our lives. My husband and I were originally planning on having a family friend marry us. When this was no longer an option I went searching on The Knot for an officiant. After emailing back and forth with several candidates Nick and I had a phone interview with Rev. Bill. He was kind, professional, very knowledgeable, really listened to what we had to say and you could tell he already cared about us and our marriage. I loved all the options we were given on ceremony choices and his price point. Rev. Bill is extremely thorough, he really gets to know you as a couple and makes the ceremony as perfect as it could be for the two getting married. I loved every word Rev. Bill wrote for us and loved the attention we received, he wrote several drafts until Nick and I were 100% happy. We couldn't have had our perfect ceremony without him. We are very blessed to have met him, have worked with him, have had him speak his beautiful words and to know we can call on him any time in the future. Several guests at our wedding we shocked that we had only known Rev. Bill for a few months and that “today” was actually the first time we met in person, everyone thought he'd known us for years. That's how good Rev. Bill is at what he does and how much he truly cares about his couples.
Thank you, Emily, for your kind words. It was really great getting to know you and Nick and, yes, finally celebrating your wedding after months of planning! I hope you'll both stay in touch! All the best as you begin your walk together as husband and wife! - Rev. Bill
Rev. Bill was perfect for us! He was responsive, professional and a joy to speak with. He was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. The ceremony was perfectly recited and well rehearsed. Not to mention, everything went as smooth as can be, because of Rev. Bill's organization and process. We are very grateful to have found Rev. Bill and had him as our wedding officiant!
Thank you, Amanda! It was great getting to know you and Brady. I hope to hear from you as your new life unfolds! - Rev. Bill
Rev. Bill wonderfully officiated our wedding ceremony this summer. He was professional, from the moment we had a sit-down conversation, to the day of the ceremony. He kept in constant communication about the ceremony, had a beautifully written script for us, and took the time to hear our personal love story. Rev. Bill used our own personal style to inform what he implemented into our ceremony. For example, my husband and I experienced much loss of loved ones throughout our relationship, and Rev Bill integrated several moments to honor these individuals in our ceremony. He was quite flexible with us. Additionally, the day of the ceremony, he arrived early, eloquently officiated the ceremony, and interacted wonderfully with our wedding guests. We highly recommend Rev. Bill, as he did a great job on our big day.
Adrianna, Thanks for your beautiful review. It was quite a day! You, your fiance' and the gorgeous Lake Michigan views all around us. I won't forget it ! All the best to you! Rev. Bill
Reverend Bill has been the best choice we could've possibly made.
From the beginning he has put all the effort in knowing us and making it special for us.
From the unusual request of a small ceremony outdoors on the lake front in June (is was WARM), to smaller details about the language of the ceremony, the readings... he has helped shape a memorable experience for everyone involved.
Jesus, you and Kathryn were so sweet. It was a pleasure getting to know you and then Officiating for you. Please stay in touch! Rev. Bill
Rev Bill was absolutely AMAZING. We had met with another officiant prior to him and it just didn't feel quite right. However, just moments after meeting Rev Bill, we knew we wanted him to officiate our wedding. He was kind, open-minded, caring and he understood what our ceremony needs were. We wanted a romantic and heartfelt ceremony and we knew that Rev Bill would deliver. We HIGHLY recommend Rev Bill. So much so that he officiated our legal ceremony and will do it once again for us in September 2018 for our wedding reception/ceremony for all family and friends.
Kimberly, you guys are awesome. I'm so happy to be serving as your Officiant not just once, but twice! :) - Rev. Bill
We were married by Reverend Bill in Chicago and it was absolutely perfect. He took so much time to make sure our ceremony was tailored for us. He took our personal beliefs and wishes and created a ceremonyy that was exactly what we wanted. Reverend Bill was fantastic and we would definitely recommend him!
Thank you, Courtney, I so enjoyed meeting and working with you and Sean to create your wedding! I hope you can find some time now to relax and enjoy the honeymoon period of your marriage. - Rev. Bill
What can we say. Rev. Epperly made our day memorable. Last minute issues had us looking for someone to officiate our small ceremony. Rev. Epperly responded quickly and we were ale to get a time scheduled for the ceremony to take place the morning of the day were were flying back home. He is a very personable person and easy to talk to. We truly did enjoy the little ceremony in the snow, in Lincoln Park, in 17 degree weather. This is a day we will always remember. Looking forward to returning to Chicago for our 1 year anniversary.
Thanks, Helen, I really appreciate your kind words. I don't conduct many weddings in 17 degree weather, but it was wonderful to be there in the snow with you and Greg. Unforgettable! And that someone passed by right as you had your first kiss and offered to take pictures? Priceless! All the best to you and Greg! - Rev. Bill
Rev Bill is the best, simply put. He is extremely down to earth and truly has the couple's best interest in mind. He is not afraid to go out of his way to ensure your special day is perfect! I would HIGHLY suggest Rev Bill for any weddings!
Great to hear from you, Gary, and thank you for your review! I hope we'll stay in touch - would love to talk more about social media's evolving edge and such. Best wishes to you and Ann!
My husband and I were so happy with Reverend Bill. He was professional and responded quickly to our requests or questions we had. He was very easy to work with and very kind. He made our wedding day very special. We are so glad we chose him!
Thank you for your kind words! It's been a pleasure getting to know you and celebrating your wedding was the icing on the cake. All the best to you!
I would highly recommend using Rev. Bill. He was fantastic to work with. He helped us create a ceremony that was felt truly personal and reflected our religious and spiritual beliefs. He was very knowledgeable and made the process easy. He helped make everything run smoothly and we are so happy with our choice!
Thank you, Katie! It was a pleasure getting to know you and Ben and your families! I'll be in touch on down the road with details on a new couples program I'm working on. Rev. Bill
Rev. Bill Epperly was excellent. I could not of asked for anyone better. He was very professional and met our personal needs for our situation/ceremony. Inspirational, knowledgeable, spiritual, and compassionate. Thank You also to his wife for the great pictures and the readings. Me and My Husband are Very Happy how everything worked out!!! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, Darla! So glad to have served as your Officiant! Please stay in touch!
I live in MI and googled a pastor in Chicago. This was a risky venture and I really hit the jack pot! This man is is kind, considerate, honest and simply a wonderful person. His wife, who did a reading at the wedding is a wonderful human being as well. Rev. Bill listened to us and assisted us with getting our vows just right, We are a same sex couple and he genuinely cared about this union. I HIGHLY recommend this pastor for any nuptials! You will be very satisfied and pleased! Promise!!
Thanks for your words, Kelley! It's been great getting to know you and Pam - please do stay in touch! Rev. Bill
We are so happy we chose to work with Rev. Bill Epperly for our wedding. He is kind, professional and makes the ceremony planning process enjoyable and easy. My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and Rev. Bill put together a ceremony for us that perfectly combined both our perspectives. We are so lucky we found Rev. Bill and would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Thank you, Kelly! It was truly wonderful to work with you and Patrick! Here's wishing you many many happy years to come!
Reverend Bill officiated our wedding in March. He listened to what we were looking for and got to know us as a couple before the ceremony. Reverend Bill was always on time for our meetings, he was flexible with our ceremony plans/ideas, and he was easy to communicate with. We had a wonderful ceremony that was led by him!
Rev Bill was so wonderful to work with. From our first meeting over skype, we knew he would be the one to officiate our wedding. He was kind, thoughtful and very responsive to any questions and inquiries we had. We worked together to customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted! I would recommend him to anyone! We had so many people compliment how great our ceremony was and how special it made everyone feel. Thanks to Rev Bill, it was more special than we could have imagined!
Thank you for your kind words, Ellen! It was truly so much fun to get to know you two and to work on, then, Officiate at your wedding! I wish you all the best as you travel on! - Rev. Bill
Rev. Bill is a very kind, considerate, and organized person. He is also very punctual. He provided us the itinerary of my wedding ceremony two weeks before our wedding and allow us to change it on our preferences. We required a Christian style wedding ceremony and he was very professional by providing us with the typical events should be included in a Christian wedding. We also had our rehearsal one day before our wedding, he arrived at the venue ten minutes earlier than we scheduled. The wedding went very well under his leading. The price is very reasonable and affordable. I would definitely recommend Rev. Bill to my friends who are getting married!!!! Thank you Rev. Bil, I wish you all the best!!!!
Hi, Donna, I really enjoyed working with you and your husband and learning about Chinese culture! When you called me less than a month before your wedding, I wasn't sure if we had enough time, but together we did it! All the best to you and Tianyu (Simon)! Please stay in touch. -Rev. Bill
Reverend Bill was great to work with. We didn't have a clear vision of what we wanted; we only had some constraints and concerns with some of the traditional ceremonies we had expereiced. He listened to us, asking insightful questions and produced a ceremony that leaned on his expertise and what he learned about us.
The day before and the day of, Bill was extremely conscientious and empathetic. He kept people loose but on task. Additionally, he made sure we had to worry logistics as little as possible.
The ceremony was personal with humor sprinkled throughout, matching our personalities. He was great to work with and we'd recommend him to anyone.
Paul, Thank you for your kinds words. It was indeed a pleasure to work with you and Abby to create your ceremony. All the best to you! Rev. Bill
Rev. Bill did a wonderful job of working with us to create a non-religious ceremony that still had the sentiment and meaning we wanted. He was professional without losing the sincerity that makes a wedding ceremony special. We would highly recommend him for any type of ceremony, religious or non-religious.
Thank you for your kind words. It's always a privilege to help a couple have the wedding they know they want (even if they don't know what that IS at the start of planning). I'm delighted to have gotten to know you! - Rev. Bill
My husband and I eloped in Chicago and were planning our ceremony from out of town. Reverend Bill spoke with us via skype and over the phone. We spoke with several officiants and knew Reverend Bill was special right away. He got to know us, our background, our foundations and beliefs and all the while made us feel comfortable and supported. He helped us prepare for obtaining a license out of state and with his help (and extremely useful resource packet) we put together the most perfect and fitting ceremony that reflected our relationship. His calming and genuine presence were consistent from the first time we spoke on the phone until the last reading of our ceremony. It was truly an honor to have Rev. Bill officiate our wedding. We did our research on officiants in the Chicago area and we highly recommend Reverend Bill.
Alex, I have so enjoyed meeting you and getting to know you. I am actually missing you now that your Elopement is over. I hope to hear from you on down the road and wish many many happy years to come! - Rev. Bill
My now-husband and I have different religious beliefs and so we were looking for an officiant who felt comfortable performing a wedding ceremony that is respectful of both backgrounds. I found Rev. Bill Epperly via a wedding resource website and what made me reach out to him were the stellar reviews he received. Not only does he perform ceremonies for couples of different faiths, but he also creates ceremonies that incorporate pieces unique and genuine to the couple. Our experience was no different. Rev Bill was very responsive to our notes and allowed us to our own variation of the flower ceremony where we thank our parents. He also beautifully explained to our guests the significace of our marriage sponsors (a traditional component of Filipino weddings). Rev Bill's professionalism combined with his friendly and warm demeanor helped make our wedding ceremony heartfelt and one to remember. Thank you for joining our special day!
Joanna, It's been nothing but a pleasure to get to know you and Yoo Soo. I will definitely hope to stay in touch!
Reverend Bill was an excellent officiant - we would highly recommend him to anyone conducting a wedding ceremony in the Chicago area. Our ceremony was a bit unique as it was secular and also included a Chinese tea ceremony. Rev. Bill was very flexible and accommodated both of these unique aspects perfectly. He kept us organized throughout and made our planning of this unique ceremony much easier. Overall, Rev. Bill is highly professional and a great advisor to have as part of the wedding.
Rev. Bill was amazing! Throughout the planning stage, he was super responsive and incredibly helpful. He completely put us at ease the days leading up to the wedding. Our wedding ceremony was just perfect, I wouldn't have changed a thing. My husband and I would highly recommend Rev. Bill to anyone getting married in this area!!
Ashley, It was pure joy working with you and celebrating your wedding! I hope we can stay in touch! - Rev. Bill
My husband and I are two very different people. As such, the ideas for our ceremony were very different. Luckily for us, a recommendation came through for Reverend Bill. From the first time we contacted him he was incredibly helpful. He walked us through the entire process of preparing a ceremony that would honor both of our personalities and priorities. He also helped us by reading our vows. Writing them was something that may seem easy but can be harder than expected when you haven’t done this ever before!
Our wedding day was so meaningful and a huge part of that was due to the beautiful ceremony that Reverend Bill helped us create and officiated.
I wholeheartedly recommend Reverand Bill to officiate at your event. We were blessed to have him and his wife with us for our wedding. We found him to be respectful of our vision, an excellent listener and he shared his thoughts and expertise freely to enhance our ceremony. He was super accommodating, open and thoughtful through the process and made us feel comfortable with every step we took. Reverend Bill is a loving and caring person, he was part of our family for an evening and we were so privileged to have him officiate our wedding.
Jody, Thank you for your review. It was such a pleasure to serve as your officiant. Thank you for opening up to me and inviting me into this moment in your and Deb's lives. I'll remember you forever. Rev. Bill
Rev Bill was a pleasure to work with. Throughout the planning process he was very responsive and answered all emails quickly. He was punctual the day of the wedding as well as the rehearsal. After the wedding he followed up right away and sent our marriage license directly following the wedding. I highly recommend Rev Bill!
Jessica, It was such a pleasure to serve as your officiant! You and Justin are such a great couple. I wish you joy and love all the years of your life! - Rev. Bill