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At Love Your Moment, our officiants are not just ordained; they are seasoned ministers with years of dedicated service. Passionate about being a part of genuine love, they bring a wealth of experience to make weddings and special events even more spectacular and unique. Browse our officiants now to discover the perfect match for your momentous occasion.

I have been licensed and ordained in the ministry for over 30 years. I started working with flowers and wedding decor while in high school and now that I have retired after 22 years as a paralegal I am now getting to do what I love to do.

When I got married the minister was our best friend. We loved him and trusted him with our lives and we believed the words he would say during our ceremony would reflect our love. He knew us and we knew him so when I thought about being a wedding officiant for couples that had no idea who I am I decided that my Bio needed to give you the comfort of knowing me by what my friends have said about me. (yes, I asked my facebook friends for help).

I asked them to tell me some of my attributes. Here is what they said: Compassionate, Selfless, and Giving. A Great Listener, Gentle and Supportive, Honest, Fun, Loyal, Caring and a Great Sense of Humor, Driven, Focused, Detail Oriented, Funny and Kind, A Warm presence, Smart, Understanding and Considerate, Willing, Friend to All, Sweet, Enthusiastic, Flexible, Focused, Dependable, Punctual, Charming, Professional, Assertive, Creative, Responsible, Administrative, Genuine, Honest, Generous, (sometimes to a fault.) A HUGE Heart, Easily Intoxicated ( yep, I’m a Lightweight), Sassy, Classy and a lot Smart Assy. (Well, I do have to own up to that last one, but only sometimes.)

My family is the very most important thing in my life and if I could, I’d reach up to the sky, grab the moon and stars, then present them to them as the greatest gift of love to show how much they mean to me and their abundant worth. I would lay down my life for any of them.

As times have changed so has the face of religion. I have learned that you can be spiritual without being religious and, at the end of the day, all any of us truly want is to give love and receive Love. So what better service could I offer but to be the person on your wedding day to put the words of love and commitment into your ceremony so that you will Love Your Moment.

From as long as Janice can remember there was always a desire to be in ministry. Janice’s heroes were other ministers …role models of the life pursued. By the age of 16 she was in full time ministry. She spent many years as a full time traveling evangelist. During those years she was an accomplished speaker, teacher, served on home missions boards and was the associate pastor of All For Love Ministries.

She is a celebrated, nationally known Gospel singer. She has been the featured artist on several Mass Choir albums through the Jackson School of music. She has been the choir director of several choirs that have won multiple awards. She has several, very successful solo albums as well. Janice came in from the road about 8 years age to be the personal caretaker for several different friends as they spent their last days here on earth.

Janice is a breath of fresh air. She is ALWAY happy and you only need to be around her for a few minutes before that happiness rubs off. When asked how she is doing, her answer will always be “I am happy and grateful” Over the last 8 years, as she has held the hand of loved ones as they transitioned, her whole belief system began to change. She realized that you do not have to be religious in order to be spiritual. That God can not be put into any box and most of all that Love is Love. We are very excited to have Janice as a part of our team and once you meet her you will never forget her smile or the twinkle in her eye as she pronounces you “married.”

Brian Michaelz wedding officiant

Brian Michaelz has been a part of the wedding and entertainment industry for many years. As an Ordained Minister, Michaelz has spent his time between Emergency Services Chaplaincy dedicated to first responders and weddings. His love and passion for weddings was sparked when a dear friend asked Brian to officiate her wedding and he has never looked back.

He brings a fresh and bright energy, passion, and professionalism to his work while customizing the perfect wedding ceremony for his couples. His philosophy is that the wedding ceremony is the heart and soul of your wedding. His ceremonies provide a natural expression of yourselves with a genuine reflection of everything that makes your union so unique and so very special. Brian Michaelz prides himself in working with couples of all religions, ages, and backgrounds.

In addition to officiating weddings, Michaelz is skilled in the fine art of music and entertainment. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Production and a Master’s in Entertainment Business, he has filled the dual role of Officiant and DJ for many wedding parties across the nation.

When Brian Michaelz is not officiating ceremonies, or spinning the tunes he enjoys spending time with his wife TJ and twin boys Sean and Chet, traveling, entertaining and much more. His wonderful disposition ensures that all of your guests will love him and your ceremony.

wedding officiant Stephen Milner

From an early age, Stephen felt called to serve in ministry. He was raised in the church, and his parents served full time in ministry. As an adult, Stephen went on to be a youth minister for several years before meeting his wife Briana. Soon after marriage, they served overseas in the South Pacific for a short-term mission stent. Once back in the US, Stephen served as an Associate Pastor before Seminary in 2012. After graduating from seminary in 2014, Stephen and his wife served communities as ordained ministers.

After serving in the PNW for a few years, Stephen and Briana welcomed their daughter Brielle after praying for her for over three, long, years. With the arrival of their daughter, they knew they wanted to take a step back and focus on raising this precious gift. They moved to Stephen’s childhood area in North Dallas to begin a slower pace at life. Once here, they welcomed their son, Thaddeus, a few years later. Life continues to bring moments of joy and blessings! Both being raised and serving in ministry, one thing has rung true the most; humanity and community are served best when one person joins another person in commitment and love.

I find being a part of that one moment in two people’s journey to be God’s love manifested in creation. When I have the privilege to come alongside and facilitate that moment, I find myself blessed and overjoyed. Stephen is an ordained minister, having served for nearly 15 years vocationally.

wedding officiant Laura Sutherland

Rev. Laura Sutherland brings a wealth of expertise to her role, offering interfaith and non-denominational ceremonies that include weddings, memorials, baptisms, house blessings, pet memorials, and any other sacred service clients may desire. Her dedication is evident in her commitment to delivering a first-class, meaningful experience for clients and their loved ones. Rev. Laura seamlessly blends her expertise and experience with genuine care and concern, ensuring each client receives a sacred ceremony to remember and cherish for years to come.

Prior to dedicating herself to the spiritual side of sacred ceremonies, Rev. Laura spent several years as a certified wedding planner. Ordained in 2000, she has since officiated a diverse range of personalized, one-of-a-kind weddings. Importantly, Rev. Laura is proud to emphasize her commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that she does not discriminate against age, sex, gender, race, or religion—welcoming everyone with open arms to partake in the sacred celebrations she facilitates.

meet TJ Michaelz

TJ’s enduring love for weddings has seamlessly woven into her professional journey. With a background as a project and office manager in the entertainment sector, she has orchestrated conferences, concerts, and meetings for renowned leaders, entertainers, and organizations across California, New Mexico, and Texas. This diverse experience laid the foundation for her transition into the world of weddings and events planning.

In her role as a wedding and events planner, TJ has extended her expertise into officiating ceremonies. Leveraging her finely honed skills, she passionately helps clients craft truly extraordinary moments. For TJ, the ultimate satisfaction comes from knowing that her services contribute to making her clients’ special day even more remarkable.

Alongside her husband Brian, TJ wholeheartedly embraces the wedding lifestyle and is dedicated to assisting every couple in cherishing and loving their moment. Their commitment reflects not only in their professional endeavors but also in their genuine passion for creating memorable and magical experiences for each client.

meet Chelsie Paine

I have been in the event industry for the past 15 years. I became a licensed officiant in the fall of 2019. Initially, my license was intended for the use of officiating some close friends who eloped in Kauai, HI in a remote location set in front of a waterfall. It was one of the most beautiful moments to witness. I had no intent on marrying anyone else after that day however, my higher power and universe always has a bigger plan than my own. I continue to have people in my life ask me to officiate their wedding and when I do, I sometimes have people who attend their wedding ask me to do it for someone they know. All I know is I love everything about love. It is an honor to be a part of such a significant moment two people share and I keep the door open to all possibilities presented to me.

I love hearing couples love stories and finding ways to make their ceremony tailored just to them. It is a magical moment they will carry for them for the rest of their life. I listen and put an immense amount of energy into delivering a ceremony that fits the couple and the spiritual union they wish to receive. I am not religious, but I believe in my higher power and that the universe will always provide exactly what we need. We can always choose to create and build a life exactly how we desire it. I do intend to bring just that kind of energy on your big day. I have an entrepreneurial spirit; I love being creative and have been told I have a natural way with words. Love is love. I truly believe that when we were created, a part of our soul was kept in a secret garden and when you find your person, you get that part back within them.

Dr Megha Pulianda

Megha Pulianda, LPC, PhD, is a respected Psychologist in DFW, providing in-person and telehealth psychotherapy for individuals, families, and couples. Holding a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. Pulianda employs evidence-based practices in a warm, inclusive environment to support clients in achieving their goals. Committed to excellence and compassionate care, she tailors interventions for individuals facing life transitions, families navigating challenges, and couples strengthening their bonds.

With a genuine passion for mental health, Dr. Pulianda goes beyond conventional therapy, fostering strong therapeutic alliances and creating a safe space for personal exploration and growth. Embark on a transformative journey towards mental well-being with Dr. Megha Pulianda, where evidence-based practices, academic expertise, and genuine compassion converge to support you on your path to achieving your goals.

Joshua Scharpenberg

As a proud United States Marine Corps veteran, I bring dedication and honor to my role as a wedding officiant. My passion for love drives me to ensure that every couple experiences a wedding day filled with warmth and joy. With 5 years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of crafting ceremonies that resonate with the unique love stories of each couple.

I believe a wedding ceremony transcends mere legality—it’s a celebration of love, commitment, and the promise of a shared future. I take pride in getting to know my couples on a personal level. By understanding their personalities, values, and dreams, I create ceremonies that authentically reflect their journey. Whether you’re envisioning a traditional wedding or a non-traditional affair, I’m here to help you weave your love story into a beautiful tapestry of memories.

Your love story deserves to be celebrated in a way that’s uniquely yours. Together, let’s design a ceremony that captures the essence of your bond. From heartfelt vows to joyful moments, I’ll be by your side, ensuring that your wedding day is nothing short of magical.”