Many Rivers Ministries: Helping folks to find their unique, authentic, expressions of love through guided conversations and customized ceremonies.
Many Rivers Ministries, founded in 2011 by Reverend Stephanie Heilker, honors all people regardless of faith, belief, non-belief, religion, spirituality, race, creed, ethnic background, familial status, financial status, social status, sexuality, appearance, country of origin, diet, mental or physical ability. All are welcome. All are loved. We work with you to co-create customized ceremonies, rituals, and rites of passage to ensure that your day reflects who you are while also honoring your traditions, culture, families, friends, and loved ones. Premarital counsel is also available.
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
Many Rivers Ministries makes it easy for you to experience a unique, customized, and memorable celebration day! All that we ask is for you to complete a questionnaire with your partner. From there, Reverend Stephanie will use your answers to co-create a ceremony that reflects your vision of how the day might look and feel.
Reverend Stephanie specializes, through training at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, in multicultural and InterSpiritual ministry and counseling. This includes ceremony and ritual of all kinds.
Reverend Stephanie also specializes, through training in life experiences, in serving people who want to authentically show up in the world. Need or want companionship and guidance along the path to the arrival of the big day? You will decide together how much support or involvement is necessary for you along the way. She has crafted many custom ceremonies ranging from intimate tiny elopements to grand ballroom black tie events with wedding parties in the double digits and hundreds of guests in attendance! No wedding is too big or too small. All are treated with equal love, care, respect, and attention.
Reverend Stephanie is the kindest, sweetest soul and she is wonderful at what she does. We chose her to officiate our wedding after meeting her for coffee and really clicking with her. We talked to her about our relationship, our quirks, our difficulties, etc. and she turned it all into a beautiful, unique ceremony which we were able to review and edit as much as we wanted before the wedding day. She arrived early and walked us through every step of the ceremony. She made us feel very prepared and very comfortable, even in front of 100 guests. And then she handled all of our paperwork for us! Reverend Stephanie is the best and we were so thankful to have had her officiate our special day. ~Lina and Daniel
Offbeat people who mention ONE SPIRIT during the consultation may receive a $20 discount or donation to a charity of their choosing, redeemable upon final payment. "One Spirit ministers are uniquely qualified to bridge the sacred and the secular, and to celebrate both diversity and unity, in service to anyone in need, no matter their worldview or tradition of origin."