Chicagoland Wedding Pastor
I am a fully licensed officiant. I hold a BA in psychology and a Masters in Education. For many years, my wife, Betsy, and I facilitated Alpha's" The Marriage Course". We have been mentors in the past for a premarital program, "Becoming One".
My wife and I have been married for 44 years. I enjoy golfing, watching hockey, football, baseball, and listening to a wide variety of music.
I believe that a marriage officiant should be professional, easy to work with, have a sense of humor, be flexible and punctual. The officiant is, obviously, an extremely important part of the wedding, and I take that position seriously.
"My husband and I are SO happy we found Pastor Mike to marry us :) He was incredibly easy to communicate and work with-from the first email all the way through to the ceremony, and we've had so many friends and family members who have commented to us or to our parents that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they've ever been to!" -Chris and Sarah, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 2017
"Pastor Mike is amazing! He made me feel so at ease when we met. He's very friendly and makes you feel like you've known him for years. He was very prepared with questions, had a template but let us have our input and listened to our questions/ concerns and gave us suggestions. He even had examples of different wedding programs and ways you can go about doing the ceremony." -Andrew and Jessica, Westin NW, Itasca, 2017
"Mike was incredible! Save your time reading the rest and just book him now. Hiring an officiant was one of the hardest vendors to pick because they play such a public role in a wedding. Mike was great - set up a meeting months in advance to get to know us and walk us through the process." - Kevin and Lauren, Lehmann Mansion, Lake Villa, 2017