If youʼve found me here, chances are you are looking for a wedding officiant, someone to distill your precious love into words that speak of your unique connection and potential as a couple. You are hoping for a ceremony that expresses your joy, excitement and the reverence you have for your meeting. You’re excited to be joined together as life partners in marriage, one of the most profound expressions of relationship and love on this planet. You know in your heart you have made a brave but easy decision to marry and you want to share this milestone with your most precious family and friends…
I am an ordained Interfaith and Interspiritual Minister who has been officiating weddings, vow renewels, memorials, and baby blessings for over 10 years from coast to coast and around the world. I am also a spiritual counselor and parent coach who services individuals, couples and families. I have married heterosexual and same sex couples in formal and informal settings of 4 to 400, indoor and outdoor, casual and formal in a wide variety of venues. Iʼve done countless weddings in NYC, along the waterfront in Jersey City and Hoboken, where I live, as well as in the Hudson Valley, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and abroad.
Simply put, I live from my heart and am in love with LOVE - in all forms, shapes and sizes - in itʼs ever evolving uniqueness that breathes life into each moment. What a gift it is to love and be loved and pass it on in the myriad of ways we come together to experience our lives. It is no surprise to those who know me that I express myself personally and professionally through punctuating acts of love. I am also a passionate mom, consummate professional, and treasured friend. I am an artist and a taskmaster, a caring, tender and fierce human. I am a writer and a deep listener who has an uncanny and learned ability to reflect back the truth. I am committed to falling in love with myself every day, regardless of trial or tribulation, and I invite you to do the same. Love is messy and so are we. Love is beautiful and so are we. Love is pure and unlimited potential and so are we! I am an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation. I love the weave of friendship and food and good conversation. I am insatiably curious about the meaning of life and how to shine our light in the world. I love to laugh. I feel my way through each day and am keenly aware that every moment is precious and every person who crosses my life a gift. You are a gift which I hope to share.
“There's something about Jody that makes you feel like she is part of your family even after only knowing her for a short time. After our initial Skype conversation with Jody, my wife and I decided we felt pretty good about choosing Jody to preside over our wedding ceremony. When it came time to write the ceremony itself, Jody invited us to her home for coffee and conversation. I don't think I will ever forget how I felt leaving Jody's house that day. My wife and I are generally very hesitant to share our feelings with anyone, but somehow we opened up to Jody. Walking back to my car, I was completely confident that we had made the right choice with Jody. Leading up to our wedding day we worked with Jody to write a truly personal ceremony. On our big day Jody was everywhere she needed to be and the wedding ceremony was flawless.
Jody is a professional and a fantastic writer. But more importantly, she was able to connect personally with Roxanne and me. I think, if I had to give advice to couples looking for an officiant, find someone you can connect emotionally with. Your wedding ceremony should be filled with emotion, namely the love between you and your partner, and the love your family and friends have for the two of you. Jody has an undeniable talent in bringing that emotion out, and understanding how you and your partner feel about each other on a very deep level. I would recommend Jody without reservation.
Jody, thank you for being an important part of the best day of my life.”
“Her presentation of the ceremony was flawless - the speed at which she spoke - carefully and deliberately and with honest feeling for us as people - came through and moved everyone in the room. Her humor and heartfelt caring for us and the importance of our decision to marry created an atmosphere of love and exuberance for us and our guests that we will never forget. She is a wonderful and positive spirit who I can't say enough good things about!”