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My Officiant Story . . .

My journey to the joy of being a wedding officiant began with my call to Christian ministry. I was 16 years old when I joined my first church. My pastor was a wonderful person. Under his ministry, I felt a strong desire to serve God and people in the way he did. There came a special moment when I was convinced this was my life's purpose. Even as a teenager, I served the church in a number of ways--from the choir to assisting at the altar. After graduating high school, I earned a diploma in Bible and Theology and was licensed as a minister. Later, I was fully ordained, completing a B.A. in Religion, an M.A. in Christian Ministry, and a Doctor of Ministry in Strategic Leadership. During my more than 40 years as a member of the clergy, I've served as a youth pastor, assistant pastor, and senior pastor, in the process conducting countless weddings of every style. I'm authorized by my church body to conduct Christian-oriented marriages and am able to provide a church certificate of marriage in addition to signing the civil license. I am registered as a clergy officiant in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Weddings remain, for me, one of the ministry's great privileges and a source of unique happiness. It is always a great honor to preside at a wedding. Should you choose me as your officiant, I promise to put my heart and soul into complementing Your Big Day!

Rev. Robert Schenck

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