You may be planning a quick home wedding, something small in a local park, or be dreaming of a large wedding at a local hall. You and your fiance' may prefer a more traditional religious ceremony, a ceremony that combines elements of more than one tradition, or one that is completely secular. We have the skills, creativity, flexibility and desire to help you make it personal, and our fees are very reasonable.
Rev. Tim completed his Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 1980. Retiring in December of 2012, he was a full-time Board Certified Chaplain in a local hospital for 31 years. He has been officiating weddings throughout the Greater Kansas City area since 1980, as well as within many other counties throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. His experience with many different denominations, religions and cultures enables him to be very flexible as he assists you in planning your wedding. Rev. Tim is a member of an open and affirming church in Kansas City North.
Rev. Melissa is an Ordained Minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having completed her Master of Divinity degree at St. Paul School of Theology in June of 2012. Since completing her year-long Chaplain Residency in August, she has worked as a Chaplain for two large Kansas City hospitals. Melissa accompanied her father, Tim, to countless weddings for 15 years and has officiated several hundred weddings since 2007.
Rev. Melissa continues to be an important part of Simple To Elegant Weddings, however she has relocated to Omaha, Nebraska and will not be officiating any further weddings in the Kansas City Region. She will be available in Omaha for weddings in the near future once she is settled there.
Rev. Tim and Rev. Melissa have a number of hand-selected clergy to whom we can refer you for those occasions when we are unavailable. Each one is an Ordained Minister in the Kansas City area and well experienced in officiating weddings. Therefore, there is no need for you to spend any more time or energy looking elsewhere for a wedding officiant who will work closely with you to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams.
Simple To Elegant Weddings continues to work with couples throughout the KC Metro area and beyond. To date we have traveled as far north as Oregon, MO; as far west as Ft. Riley, KS; as far south as Spring Hill, KS; and as far east as Lexington, MO.