Secular Wedding Officiant Jackson Hole Wyoming

Wedding Officiant Jackson Hole WyomingOfficiating secular events is, in essence, performing as a leader/facilitator.  I do not facilitate ceremonies in which theistic elements are involved.  Depending on your desire/need for government approval and recognition of the ceremonies that I help facilitate, please know that not all ceremonial activities are legally binding.  For example, in the governmental jurisdiction in which I reside (Teton County, Wyoming, US), marriage is only allowed between two people and requires certain information to be provided to the government.  Click HERE for more details.

Why might this matter?  For example, if, when asking the government for permission to get married, one party declines to provide their Social Security Number, the Wyoming government will not permit them to be married.  In another example, while I might be happy to perform a ceremony for a polyamorous or other “less traditional” relationship, it would not be “recognized” by the State, and therefore the legal status of those involved would be unchanged, just as with a ceremony in which a government permission/license to wed had not first been obtained.  If you are in the minority who has concerns regarding the above, I encourage you to do legal research and contact me with any questions.wedding officiant shepard humphries jackson hole

If you need a ceremony and either meet the State requirements or do not need legal recognition, let’s start planning!  I look forward to helping make your event wonderful!  Some questions I will ask include your preferred location, number of expected attendees, preferred date and time, shall I wear jeans and a cowboy hat, a suit or something else, will you be exchanging rings, will you be preparing vows to read to each other, would you like me to offer some thoughts, are there any “sticky issues” I should be sure to avoid, would you like to include the ceremony in a shooting experience and of course, what is important to YOU?


PRICING

Wedding Officiant Jackson WyI officiate ceremonies because I enjoy it, and my fees correspond to my anticipated lost income/opportunity costs of assisting you with your event.  (By the way, our Jackson Hole Shooting Experience offers numerous things to do for affluent Jackson Hole fun-lovers, check us out!)  You will definitely find cheaper officiants (see list at bottom of this page) in Jackson Hole, I officiate because I find it to be enjoyable when my business busy-ness allows! 

Generally, my fees begin at:

  • $1,250 October 1 through May 1 (Off-season) for up-to 1 hour at the event in Jackson.
  • $1750 May 2 through September 30 (Summer) for evening or early morning ceremonies in Jackson.
  • $2,000 May 2 through September 30 (Summer) for ceremonies in Jackson between 8am and 6pm.
    • The first 5 email/phone exchanges are included and each thereafter is $50.  
    • A deposit of 50% is required to secure your date and time.
    • I am happy to meet for rehearsal or other planning, add $750 for meetings ending by 8am or starting after 6pm, or $2,000 for meetings between 8am and 6pm.

Wedding officiant in jackson holeI am happy to reach out to my friends for witnesses, of which the Wyoming government requires two.  Occasionally someone will join us “just for fun” however typically $150 to $250 will encourage each witness.  We can also flag down a passerby, which is great fun as well!  Recently, I reached out to a local retirement home and quickly found two volunteers. (This will be tough in 2021 due to Coronaphobia) Speaking of which, I do not intend to receive an experimental injection for Covid, and unless I feel sick; I don’t wear a mask. I can appreciate if you or your guests are uncomfortable and choose not to use my services.

It is likely that other wedding officiants in Jackson Hole can be found that are much cheaper. (See bottom of this page for a list of wedding officiants in Jackson Hole!)  I hope you will choose to work with me and I also understand that my summer prices are 500% above other officiants!  I can be contacted through the contact form on this website.


 

I am available as a secular officiant for weddings, funerals, dedications and other events.  My upbringing was Mennonite, Baptist and Seventh Day Adventist.  In college I became interested in logic, philosophy and social theory.  My intellectual path has led me away from theism, so the events I officiate will not include prayer to deities or ceremonies supporting or indicating an acceptance of faith over reason. I might best be described as a voluntaryist – stoic.  

I recognize and appreciate that many family traditions or accepted philosophic understandings include religious aspects, particularly Abrahamic mono-theistic beliefs, however I respectfully decline to be involved and am happy to help you find an officiant that is a “better fit” if these are your desires.

I am recognized as an ordained minister & wedding officiant in Jackson Hole by the State of Wyoming, and received my ordainment from the ULC almost a decade ago and am a member of the Church of Voluntaryism.


*While VERY rare (has never happened), I reserve the right to replace myself with another officiant if a personal or work emergency arises.

Wedding Tree Officiant Shepard Humphries


Other Wedding Officiants in Jackson Hole

THOMAS JORDAN
JUDICIAL OFFICER
CELL: 307.413.1966
HM: 307.733.1325
EMAIL: tjordan@bresnan.net

JORGE MORENO
MINISTER – UNIVERSAL LIFE*
CELL: 307.699.5535

CARYN HAMAN
MINISTER – UNIVERSAL LIFE
TETON MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS
CELL: 307.690.3078

TYMOTHY YOUNG
MINISTER – UNIVERSAL LIFE
CEREMONIES PERFORMED IN ALTA, WY
PH: 208.709.8166
EMAIL: www.tetonvistasanctuary.com

MICHAEL SCHELLER
MINISTER-UNIVERSAL LIFE
PH: 484.366-1516
EMAIL: caolilla-wed@yahoo.com

ANNA FRANCESCHI
MINISTER – UNIVERSAL LIFE
Pagan/Same Sex Weddings
PH: 307-880-0773
EMAIL: driftingbutterfly@gmail.com

JOANN MCGREGOR
Wedding Officiant
Cell: 315-532-0017
jmcgregor83422@gmail.com

T. HAMISH TEAR
HUMANIST CELEBRANT/OFFICIANT
Secular weddings
CELL: 307.413.2789
EMAIL: officiantjh@gmail.com

CINDY DAHLIN, MINISTER*
Civil or Christian Ceremonies,
Spanish translation and witnesses provided
if needed.
CELL: 307.690.5018
EMAIL: cindydahlin2000@gmail.com
www.jacksonholeweddingceremonies.com

ELEANOR SCHOENHALS, MINISTER
CELL: 307.690.1284
HM: 307.654.7849
EMAIL: jha@silverstar.com

STEVE SCOFIELD
MINISTER
CELL: 307.248.2418
HM: 307.654.7141

AMANDA BOWERS
MINISTER – UNIVERSAL LIFE
CELL: 801.556.3301

COLLEEN M. CROOK
UNIVERSAL MINISTRIES,
NON-DENOMINATIONAL
CELL: 307-231-4636
HM: 307-200-0494
EMAIL: colleen.crook@gmail.com

MELISSA CROSWHITE
MINISTER
At Your Chosen Teton Valley or
Jackson Hole Location
PH: 303-514-6564
EMAIL: TimberlineWeddings@gmail.com

ROCKIN HEART RANCH WEDDINGS
Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies
www.rockinheartranch.net
877.855.5683
CHURCHES:

Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic
Church
PH: 307.733.2516

Saint John’s Episcopal
PH: 307.733.2603

United Methodist Church
Ben Nardi, Pastor
PH: 307.413.9224

Church in the Tetons
Rev. Karlin L. Bilcher
PH: 208.270.7507
EMAIL: kbilcher@gmail.com
First Baptist Church

Ray McDaniel
Spanish ceremonies available
PH: 307.733.3706

Presbyterian Church
PH: 307.734.0388

Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints Church
PH: 307.733.6337