Step 2: Who to Officiate
Who would you like to officiate your wedding and, more importantly, counsel you in preparation for your marriage?
To be married at Grace Church, we require that one of our pastors be directly involved in the ceremony and pre-marriage counseling. Selecting a pastor may be as simple as calling your desired pastor and confirming their availability for the ceremony date and counseling (three two-hour sessions minimum). You may wish to meet with and interview some of our officiating pastors before making your decision. If so, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible by contacting the pastor directly or through his administrative assistant.
View a List of Officiating Pastors at Grace
Once you have confirmed date availability and made the commitment to counseling, you will need to complete the PREPARE marriage preparation evaluation tool to help us assist you in the pre-marriage counseling. PREPARE is a widely used tool to assist Christian couples to better understand themselves and the areas they have to work on in preparation for a lifelong covenant relationship. Once confirmed, the pastor will be sending you a link to the PREPARE evaluation.
To review, your Step 2 action items are:
- Select an officiating pastor.
- Schedule your first counseling meeting with the officiating pastor.
- Complete the PREPARE evaluation. (The officiating pastor will send you the link.)