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 began 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.
These qualities are reflected in some of the reviews that I have received since I have been performing weddings.
"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 them."
"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."
Let me help you create your “Perfect in every-way-day.”
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