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Valerie Nyman · Married on 05/24/2020
Derek was Great!!!
Derek was awesome to work with! He was very attentive and professional throughout our entire time working together. Derek was well prepared and gave a great deal of insight regarding our big day from the initial meeting to the days following our wedding. We were able to make the ceremony exactly what we wanted and Derek was available all the time to give ideas from his years of experience. If you are looking for someone who has a great deal of insight and will take an active, caring role in your big day, Derek is the officiant for you!Sent on 05/29/2020
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Valerie and Lance, thank you so much for your kind words. I am very honored to have met both of you. Your wedding ceremony was intimate, beautiful and heartfelt. I am glad we became friends and I look forward to all the great adventures that you will experience in your journey together. I had a great time at your reception meeting your families and friends. Will be watching on FB for all the updates in your life. Blessings to you for a life filled with Joy, Happiness, Love and Adventure.
Margaret Koeppel · Married on 01/27/2020
Derek officiated our wedding and we were so happy with his work. He is a kind and accommodating person who will make your day absolutely special and amazing. He is responsive, efficient, and organized. I would highly recommend his services!Sent on 02/01/2020
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings Margaret and Jack, your wedding was SO MUCH FUN! You are both wonderful people that I am very happy to have met and to be a part of your big day was an Honor. Thank you very much for your friendship - I look forward to all the wonderful experiences you will share for many, many years to come as you travel this new path together. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.
REBECCA BOLTON · Married on 01/11/2020
Could not be happier!
Derek was absolutely fantastic to work with. He helped us create a unique ceremony that truly embodied our relationship. We truly enjoyed the whole process. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.Sent on 01/13/2020
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Becky and Brian, thank you so much for the wonderful assessment. It was a bunch of fun working with you to create such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. I am glad you chose the hand ceremony - it was simply perfect for the two of you. I can't wait to see your photos - especially the ones outside in the snow. I look forward to hearing all the good experiences that will be coming your way in the future.
Ana · Married on 11/09/2019
Amazing outdoor ceremony!
Derek was so easy to work with. He provided us with numerous reading options, optional ceremonies, and vows to select from. We were able to tailor our ceremony to fit our personalities. He was very responsive and patient with us. We truly enjoyed working with Derek! Thank you!Sent on 11/14/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Ana and Tony, I had so much fun with both of you over the past several months co-creating your personal and intimate wedding ceremony. The lake in the background will make for some spectacular pictures that you can enjoy for many years to come. I am so glad that you were able to include Joseph as your ring bearer, he was a very cute addition.
Ashley · Married on 10/25/2019
Officiant for outside ceremony
Derek was a pleasure to work with. He truly made our day special! He worked with us from afar through emails and continuously kept in contact with us throughout the wedding planning process. Our ceremony was tailored to our wants. We can’t thank him enough for all he did and the joy it was to work with him.Sent on 10/31/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings to you newlyweds! It was a pleasure for me to Officiate your wedding service. I had a lot of fun at the rehearsal, ceremony and the celebratory reception dinner. It was a perfect October, Autumn day for such a beautiful ceremony outdoors. Thank you very much for including me in all the fun. I appreciate you both.
Britt Keller · Married on 10/05/2019
Derek was so kind and helpful with organizing our ceremony. He gave us many options to choose from in preparation of creating our ceremony and let us pick & choose what suited us best. I also very much appreciated his help at the rehearsal! We were a little scattered and he was great at rounding everyone up and being clear with instructions.Sent on 05/15/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings Britt and Matt - what an awesome experience it was to work with you to create such a beautiful wedding ceremony! I had so much fun at your rehearsal and enjoyed many conversations with your guests. I am looking forward to hearing all of the amazing adventures that your future holds.
Caitlyn · Married on 10/05/2019
My husband and I couldn’t have been more happy to have had Derek officiate our wedding. From when we first met with him to the day of the ceremony (and all the emails in between) he was organized, patient and kind. The ceremony he helped us put together was beautiful and personalized just for us. The day of the wedding, he unexpectedly came to my bridal room and thanked us for letting him be a part of our big day. He continued to wish us many years of happiness. You could tell that this wasn’t just a job for him, he genuinely enjoys what he does. We are very thankful to have asked him to be our officiant. Thank you again Derek!Sent on 11/14/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings Caitlyn and John, the feeling is mutual - I couldn't have been happier than to meet both of you and Officiate your beautiful wedding ceremony. I was lucky enough to facilitate your wedding on my parents 71st wedding anniversary, then went to their house to celebrate with them . My parents were completely thrilled to share the 'big day' with you! I loved meeting you and I will certainly enjoy keeping up with all the fantastic life experiences that you now get to share with each other on this new journey in your lives. Blessings and Happiness to you.
Amber · Married on 10/04/2019
Most caring officiant EVER
Derek Dube is the kindest, most caring officiant around. He was incredibly professional and reliable. Always responding to my questions in a timely manner. He took charge of the rehearsal and made everything run smoothly and with great time. My ceremony was perfect and he truly made our "I do's" something unforgettable. In the words of my husband "he's truly a great guy". I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone getting married.Sent on 10/06/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you so much for the honor of allowing me to serve you as your Officiant on such a perfect day! It was a pleasure to meet both of you and co-create a wedding ceremony that I thought was unique and we shared many laughs throughout. I truly enjoyed the whole process, co-creating your ceremony, meeting all of your guests and having a wonderful time at your Wedding Ceremony and reception - thanks for inviting me. I really enjoyed all the speeches at dinner, they were funny, sincere and heartfelt.
Jaclyn Clarke · Married on 09/27/2019
Derek Dube - Officiant
Honestly Derek dube is amazing and you need to hire him for your wedding! He is super patient and understanding. After the ceremony he mingled with guests and got to know family members which I thought was a nice personal touch! Definitely recommended!Sent on 09/28/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Jaclyn and Sean, for me the favorite part of working with couples is obviously the ceremony itself. A close second is spending time with their friends and families and hearing all the many wonderful tidbits that they have to share with me about the two of you. And boy did your family share beautiful words regarding your love for each other, great communication and how compassionate you are toward each other. You were a joy to work with. Many blessings on this new chapter in your lives.
Megan Jacobson · Married on 09/14/2019
Easy, Smooth, Accommodating
Derek went out of his way to make our day special and unique to us. He was accommodating throughout the entire process. Working together was flawless and the big day would not have been the same without him.Sent on 10/01/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Megan and Zach, creating your ceremony was second only to your actual wedding day celebration! I really enjoyed meeting you both and adding all the special touches that you were looking for. Your venue was spectacular and I had so much fun at your reception. Life's blessings to you on this new chapter in your lives.
Kelly Gersonde · Married on 08/31/2019
Amazing to work with!
Amazing and easy to work with! Derek helped customize our PERFECT ceremony! He made the entire process easy and fun!!Sent on 09/02/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you so much for the honor of allowing me to serve you as your Officiant on your very important day! It was such a pleasure to meet both of you and co-create a wedding ceremony that I thought was unique and very sacred. I truly enjoyed the whole process, co-creating your ceremony and meeting many of your guests and family members at the rehearsal and wedding reception. Having Asher and Kynslee participate was priceless! They both did so well walking down the aisle and then during the reading. I wish your beautiful family much happiness as you begin collecting memories to last forever. Please keep me informed of any new and important life experiences. Many Blessings.
Kasey · Married on 08/30/2019
Best officiant choice you could make!
I am so thankful that we chose Derek as our officiant! He made the whole process so easy and the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Derek was a pleasure to be around and was great with our families and wedding party as well. He created a ceremony we will remember with love forever. You’ll be so glad you chose him too!Sent on 09/01/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings Kasey and Mike, I am so glad that you were happy with the ceremony and that it was exactly what you were looking for. It is my hope and desire to customize a ceremony so that the couple will remember it for many, many years. You have a terrific family and a fun bunch of friends - I am glad I was able to meet many of them and hear how much they love and support you. It has been my pleasure to be of service to both of you. Wishing you lots of Love, Joy and Happiness!
Vincent Matsayko · Married on 08/24/2019
Derek Is A Fantastic Officiant
Derek was quick to respond to any questions we had, and help us keep everything organized and on pace for our timeline. He provide us with a large range of ceremony options to choose from so that we could customize our wedding and ceremony wording as much or as little as we desired. He has a lot of experience and advice to help make your day special, and will do a wonderful job leading up to your big day and the day of. We highly recommend him for a flawless and fun wedding!Sent on 09/09/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Vincent and Katherine, you are correct when you said fun! Fun describes everything about your ceremony, including our time spent creating your ceremony, certainly the rehearsal, the wedding and of course the reception celebration afterward. I am so glad to have met you and I enjoyed our time together. The wine box ceremony was perfect and the venue that you chose was just as intimate as your ceremony. Many blessings to both of you as you journey through life filled with Joy, Compassion and Love.
Christina · Married on 08/16/2019
A truly wonderful man!!!
We were so blessed and honored to have Derek officiate our wedding!!! He was incredible from the moment we met him all the way through our big day. We could not have asked for a more caring, genuine and kind officiant. Derek captivated our guests with his beautiful ceremony and touching words. It was perfect! We are eternally grateful to you and will stay in touch!Sent on 08/19/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Christina and Lenny - what can I say - you were both such a pleasure to work with over these past several months. Your sense of humor and compassion are electrifying! I had so much fun at your reception dinner, you placed me at the loudest, funniest and most entertaining table imaginable. I am so glad the children, Jaden and Renzo were part of the ceremony; what a wonderful touch to involve them. I look forward to hearing about your amazing journey in the future. Much Love and Blessings to all of you.
Jennifer S · Married on 08/03/2019
Derek Made Our Day!
We knew we wanted Derek to be our officiant within the first few minutes of meeting him. During our first meeting, throughout all planning interactions leading up to the day, and the day of the wedding, he was genuine, friendly, and patient. He easily made conversation with everyone he encountered, kept me calm in-between rain showers, dressed nicely, and provided the calming demeanor I needed in the absence of a father/brother there for me. We were able to customize our own personalized ceremony using the resources/examples that Derek provided. We were able to inject religious aspects into the ceremony where we wanted and lean towards a more secular aspects where we wanted. There were no rules! You will absolutely not regret having Derek as your officiant.Sent on 08/18/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Jennifer and Jon - first of all - what a beautiful setting for such a wonderful couple. The backyard on the lake with the powerful weather that we experienced was awesome! Thank you for sharing these pictures and I can't wait to see the rest of them. I am so glad to have met you both and call you my friends. Thanks also for inviting me to stay and celebrate with you at the reception. I enjoyed walking around and meeting all of your guests, they truly and wholeheartedly love both of you. It was an honor and my pleasure to help co-create this intimate ceremony with you.
Hayley Vonder Haar · Married on 07/13/2019
Wonderful experience with Derek - would highly recommend
Derek was genuinely enthusiastic about his part in our wedding. We could tell he really cared about making our wedding ceremony perfect for us. We had no idea how many details went into the ceremony. Derek sent us multiple examples of ceremony formats, readings, vows, entrance songs - essentially everything we didn't know we needed to choose. He made the wedding ceremony exactly what we wanted.
Derek was very easy to work with. He was very responsive and made sure we were on top of everything and prepared for the wedding day. Overall our experience with Derek was great and we would highly recommend him.Sent on 08/08/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Hayley and Taylor, I had such a wonderful time working with both of you! The venue and backdrop were simply stunning. I am so glad to hear that some of my suggestions were of great help to you. Due to the fact that you were from out of state did not really matter as we were able to communicate and seamlessly co-create a wedding ceremony for you that I believe you will cherish for a very long time. It was that awesome! I really enjoyed celebrating with you at your reception dinner and mingling with your guests. They are a great group that love you both very much. I look forward to all the wonderful experiences that your future has to offer you. I am glad that we are friends on Facebook. Many, many blessings.
Karlye Benthuysen · Married on 06/29/2019
Derek did a phenomenal job with our wedding. He worked with us throughout the planning process to create a ceremony that was unique and represented us perfectly. We could not recommend him enough!Sent on 07/01/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Karlye and Joe - your ceremony was sooo much fun. I don't remember that much laughter and joy at one wedding and it continued all through the evening at the reception. I had a great time meeting you and creating a perfect ceremony with you and I look forward to all the wonderful experiences yet to come as you begin this new chapter in your lives. Happiness, Joy and Abundance to both of you!
Jill · Married on 06/22/2019
Derek was such a great fit for our ceremony! We wanted a slightly religious experience, but didn't want our guests of many faiths to feel uncomfortable. Derek helped us plan the perfect ceremony that was just what we wanted!Sent on 07/10/2019
We were also planning from Oregon, and Derek made it so easy to plan from far away! We would definitely recommend his services and wouldn't change a thing!
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Jill and Peter, it was so much fun planning your wedding across the country! Listening to you and the dreams that you had for your wedding was an honor. We went back and forth through email and phone calls and came up with such a beautiful, unique and fun ceremony. I really enjoyed working with you and when we were finally introduced to each other in person, it was like we had met many times before. You are both such a treat to know! I wish you all the best this world has to offer as you begin this fantastic journey together and I look forward to all the wonderful experiences that you share with me in the coming years.
Jennette Seachrist · Married on 06/16/2019
We are so pleased we found Derek. He was thoughtful, articulate, and patient. He helped us every step of the way and made our small outdoor wedding incredibly special.Sent on 06/28/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Jennette and Ron, first, I just want to say how much I enjoyed working with both of you long distance. I believe we co-created such a beautiful, unique and intimate wedding ceremony. I thought having Ron's daughter sing "Lean On Me", added to how beautiful the day went. It was such a pleasure to meet you and my wish for your family is Peace, Prosperity and Love.
Angela · Married on 06/01/2019
Couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!
Derek was so easy to communicate with and extremely responsive! He helped us every step of the way and made sure our ceremony was personalized just for us!Sent on 06/19/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Angela and Derrick, wow - what a wonderful day it was for both of you to begin this new journey together! Having your son Weston as your ring bearer was such a precious touch - a memory to last a lifetime. I so enjoyed working with you these past several months to create such a beautiful and intimate ceremony. All the best to you for a long and prosperous future.
Michael Warnecke · Married on 05/04/2019
Swift effective and professional
Derek did a wonderful job with our ceremony and the prep/planning leading up to it was thorough and informative. He gave us many ideas and examples to model after and was super flexible with customization of our ceremony.Sent on 05/05/2019
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Mike and Kate, thank you so much for taking the time to send an assessment of my Officiant services. It was truly a pleasure working with both of you these past several months to create such a beautiful and heartfelt wedding ceremony. What a wonderful touch and memorable experience it was to involve the children - they were so cute and did such a fantastic job! I wish you both and your family all the best for many, many years to come.
Jennifer · Married on 11/10/2018
Derek Dube was the best officiant we could have hoped for. After reading numerous wonderful reviews, we decided to ask Derek to be our officiant for our wedding...and we definitely made the right choice. He helped us (easily) create a ceremony which was fitted to our needs and personalities. My now-husband does not practice any religion and I do, and the ceremony was brought together in a way that made us both feel comfortable and thrilled with the outcome. Derek provided everything needed to create an incredible ceremony. His communication and genuine desire to make the day special will not be forgotten. We had an outdoor wedding, and he helped us practice for rain and for shine, and he even joined our families at the rehearsal dinner and the reception to continue the celebration. THANK YOU DEREK! Our day was absolutely perfect.Sent on 09/01/2016
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Oh my gosh - the backyard setting for your ceremony was stunning! Speaking of stunning - Jennifer and Rodrigo take a back seat to no one! What a glorious day for the two of you to start this new journey on your life path. Not only are the two of you perfect for each other, your families and friends reminded me of a family reunion that have known and loved each other for many years. Thank you so much for such a fabulous weekend!
Scott Zimny · Married on 10/20/2018
Derek is very easy to work with, I felt very comfortable working with him from the beginning to the end. His help in creating our ceremony was tremendous and his responsiveness was very quick. In the stress that can come with wedding planning, my wife and I can confidently say that working with him has been stress free.Sent on 10/23/2018
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Scott, thank you for such wonderful words. Working with you and Samantha over these past months have been such a pleasure. You were both so much fun and I really appreciate your input into making your ceremony unique and personable. I am truly looking forward to your story as it unfolds in the coming years. Abundance, Joy and Love are my wishes for you!
Andrea · Married on 09/14/2018
Derek is amazing!! His communication is great and very professional. He told me from the start when we met with him that all the stress I was explaining to him about where to even begin how to put together the ceremony will be gone. He did just that and took care of all of it. He asked for my ideas and made it clear there are always room for changes in samples he would send me. He would check in on us to see how things were going. He was more than we budgeted, but her was worth every penny. Thank you so much Derek for everything you have done to make the day go as smooth as it did.Sent on 09/18/2018
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Andrea and Anthony, I am so glad that I was able to help you relieve the stress of planning a wedding ceremony (that seems to be one of my specialties and I really enjoy helping couples in this area). Weddings should be fun and exciting not stressful! Your ceremony was magical, and it had such a beautiful touch having the children participate in the sand ceremony. Thank you also for inviting me to your reception dinner, I truly enjoy celebrating with couples and their friends and family after the ceremony. Wishing you and your family a wonderful journey in life as you begin this new chapter in your lives!
Ashley · Married on 08/25/2018
Derek did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He made sure our ceremony was tailored just the way we wanted and had great suggestions on how to include our children in the ceremony. He was quick to respond to e-mails and very thorough with any information we needed. We highly recommend Derek and World of Wisdom Ministries LLC.Sent on 08/29/2018
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings Ashley and Mike, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your beautiful wedding ceremony. Having the children stand up with you was a wonderful addition to your ceremony. Your choice of venue was simply stunning, having the lake as your background. I had so much fun meeting your family and friends - you are loved very much and this new journey that your family is starting with be blessed many times over.