I am a licensed ordained Unity minister authorized by the state of Ohio to perform marriage ceremonies. I have performed marriages in a variety of settings. My most exciting experience took

place on a boat in the middle of Lake Erie!
I got in to performing wedding ceremonies through happenstance.  I was a ministerial student at the Unity Urban Ministerial School.  One of the requirements for completing my internship prior to

ordination was to perform several wedding ceremonies.  I had done 3 ceremonies before my internship, but I was told that these did not count because they were not completed during my

internship.  It was getting close to the end of the term and I still had not completed the required number of ceremonies.  I have a friend who does wedding ceremonies on a regular basis.  He

recommended several websites that allow officiants to advertise their services.  
I signed up, and the rest is history!  
I love doing wedding ceremonies.  It gives me great joy to work with people who are in love.  Everyone is happy and in a light, festive mood.  It is a sacred privilege to be able to participate in

such a joyful occasion.  I feel blessed by the opportunities I have been afforded to work with couples to create the” perfect-in-every way day.”  
The qualities that I bring to my clients include professionalism, punctuality, friendliness, excellence, and a pleasant attitude and demeanor.
This is a reflection of some of the reviews that I have received since I have been performing weddings.


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"She was amazing!!!!! Thank you sooooooo much."


"Karen was amazing! She did everything that was expected and more! Very pleased with her service."

"Communication was Excellent answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable. Thanks so much again"

"Rev. Shepherd was absolutely amazing. She was prompt, professional, and very friendly. She fit right in with our family and was very helpful with our process."

"Rev. Shepherd was absolutely amazing. She was prompt, professional, and very friendly. She fit right in with our family and was very helpful with our process."

"Karen Shepherd was an excellent officiant. She was very professional and the quality of her work was outstanding. I would recommend her to other couples looking for an officiant to marry

"She was a delight to work with. Professional on all levels."
"My experience was beautiful... Karen was excellent and I will refer her as many people that would need her services... I felt comfortable and she is very professional. Felt as I knew her longer

than two weeks... Thank you Karen. God bless..."
“Mrs. Karen Shepherd did a beautiful job. She was very punctual and she was very nice, friendly. The wedding was for my Daughter, she did such a beautiful job. Thank you so much. I highly

recommend Mrs. Shepherd."

“Working with Karen Shepherd was wonderful. She was one of the first officiants to respond to my request, and was very professional. She had a great attitude and personality to match. Her rate

was very reasonable and she was available for both the rehearsal and ceremony. It made such a difference because the wedding was so last minute. Thank You very much Ms. Karen and I would

highly recommend her to anyone else for her services."
Allow me help you create your “Perfect in every-way-day.”