Managing Member Rev. Peter Andrews
Welcome! Andrews Wedding Ceremonies is excited to explore the possibilities of you joining our dedicated team of Officiants. Before you complete the application form, please read the following:
We are a group of trained Officiants who generally come from or are still involved in ministry, either at a church or religious or charitable organization. We also welcome retired ministers who would like to keep their hand in the ministry.
Our philosophy about presiding over ceremonies is that it is not about us. It is about the love the couple has for each other. It is a privileged opportunity for you to be involved in one of the most meaningful and important decisions that a couple will be making in their lives. We are not here to judge or to tell them what they must or must not do to get married. Therefore, we generally do not impose any restrictions.
Performing ceremonies is rewarding, and you will find a new ministry and appreciation for love thatfew other ministries can provide. God created marriage, and He did not create it only for Christians. He created it forhumanity, so it does not belong only to the church but to humanity as a whole. The language of love is universal and when we learn and experience this, we learn the very essence of life that God gave us. It goes beyond churches, legalizing states and countries and belongs to humanity for its fulfillment, enjoyment and purpose for living.
We do not require the couple to have premarital counseling, even though thismight be good for them. We perform ceremonies that have spiritual content, as well as civil ceremonies with no prayer or mention of God. We also perform ceremonies that have one spouse from a different religion or no religion at all. However, we do respect our Officiants’ individual convictions (within reason), but these convictions should be the exception and not the rule. Generally, if you join our team, you should be comfortable with this paragraph for your own peace of mind.
Also, some of us perform same-sex ceremonies. You do not have to perform these ceremonies, but you need to be comfortable with the fact that the company Andrews Wedding Ceremonies does.
Andrews Wedding Ceremonies has been very successful in performing ceremonies. Our reviews are our testimony. We have a system that is working, and we all stick to the system so that our quality is consistent. I encourage you to use your creativity inperforming awesome ceremonies (and your materials may even be included in our manual), but please confer with me. This is not to say that every word has to be approved, but if you are going to digress from the manual, please run it by me first. I have never disapproved anything that is creative and for the couple's successful celebration.
Some other contributing factors to our success are our speedy replies to emails and voice messages. The couple needs to know that we are readily accessible to answer any questions or concerns. Another part of our effective customer service is our willingness to meet one on one and go through the couple’s worksheets for their successful consultation, rehearsal and celebration.
To get the feel for our system, less experienced Officiants have the opportunity to attend rehearsals and ceremonies that one of us performs. I also conduct one-on-one training at my office to provide quick tips to get you up and running instantly. Although I was in ministry for 25 years, I only really performed successful ceremonies when I started doing this exclusively.
Thank you again for your application, and I look forward to considering you for our team of dedicated Officiants.