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Why I love wedding ceremonies – A Q&A with Rev. Bill

Why do you love wedding ceremonies?

Every time I perform a wedding ceremony, it’s a unique opportunity to tell your story, that special, personal journey that has brought you to this moment. Together we’ll create a wedding ceremony that truly becomes a memory that will last a lifetime.

Words cannot express how happy we are and how amazing the ceremony was!!!! Everyone is saying they have never been to a more personal, touching wedding. Thank you so much for working with us and giving us the ceremony that we exactly wanted!!!!”  – Maureen and Angus Read more →

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Why do couples choose Rev. Bill?

I create beautiful wedding ceremonies that tell a couple’s story in a unique and highly-personalized way. Another reason couples choose me is that they want a ceremony reflecting a Catholic or faith tradition, but they want it outdoors, or at a venue other than in a church building. They also want a wedding ceremony that is open, inviting and joyful.

I look forward to hearing your story. Call or email me to discuss your wedding ideas and how I can help create a ceremony that reflects your individuality, 703-475-2050.

Do you perform interfaith wedding ceremonies?

Of course. Supporting your current spiritual values is integral to the process. Whether you desire a Catholic wedding ceremony, an interfaith celebration or something uniquely your own, we’ll work together to bring your vision to life. It’s your wedding. I’ll make sure it’s your way.

What I loved about working with Bill was that his response was always, this is YOUR ceremony and I want it to be what YOU want it to be. And…it was. The absolutely perfect ceremony that Angus and I wanted.
– Maureen and Angus Read more →

What are your personal beliefs?

I believe that every person has a caring, warm, and generous nature which is a reflection of an all-accepting God. In my very depths, I believe in a living God who loves us beyond our wildest imagining. I embrace people of all faiths, as well as those with a spirituality of their own.

What’s your background?

Unlike many ceremony officiants, I didn’t just go online and get ordained. After 35 years as a Roman Catholic deacon, I was ordained a priest in the independent Catholic movement on November 19, 2011.  In no way am I connected with the Roman Catholic Church.

My ministry is centered at the Friar Mychal Judge Pastoral Center in Northern Virginia where I am a chaplain working with the sick and those at the end of life, their families and caregivers.  I have an active wedding ministry with Progressive Catholic & Interfaith Weddings.

Bill was fantastic to work with. We chose him because of his religious background, as our families are Catholic, but needed someone who could perform a ceremony at the Hay-Adams without a problem of it not being a church.  – Hilary and MichaelRead more →

What other qualifications do you have?

In addition, I am a university professor teaching courses in public health, healthcare administration, leadership and business management to master and doctoral students. I live in Arlington, Virginia with my spouse of 31 years and two wonderful shelter dogs. Life is very good.

Originally from New England, I have been in the Washington, DC area since 1987. I earned a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from St. John Vianney Seminary in East Aurora, NY, and a Master of Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD. In addition, I earned an MBA from Southeastern University in Washington, DC and a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Now that you’ve read a little about me, I want to hear more about you. Call or contact me to discuss your wedding and how I can help make your ceremony reflect your needs and desires, 703-475-2050.

Words cannot describe how sweet and kind he is and we could not be happier with our ceremony.
– Anu and Rishi Read more →
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