Reverend Enid Kessler

Interfaith Minister, Spiritual leader and officiant at Interfaith and same faith weddings and life cycle ceremonies.

"Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." Kahlil Gibran.

Personal support in the creative process of developing the wedding ceremony that is ideal for you. My service is to assist you in creating a ceremony, that brings the essence of you to the spiritual union that is marriage.

By giving you choices and examples I can assist you in developing a ceremony that truly reflects who you are individually and as a couple. Together we will design your perfect, unique wedding or other important life cycle ceremony.

"If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
Confucius.

MY CREDENTIALS

As an ordained, Interfaith Minister, licensed in the state of New York, and a graduate of the New Seminary, New York, N.Y., I perform Interfaith, same faith, religious, non- religious and alternative ceremonies at the location of your choice. In addition, I am a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor and Spiritual Counselor with 17 years experience working with individuals, groups, couples and families. I have also specialized in treating members of the recovery community and am familiar with most 12 step programs. As I am both a student and teacher of several relationship models including the Inner Bonding Process, an excellent method for enriching and successfully negotiating interpersonal relationships, I am able to use my professional counseling experience to assist with any concerns that may occur around your wedding preparation. My joy is always to teach what I have learned.

CREDITS AND QUOTES

I have officiated at a wedding featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine, Spring 200l, which also aired on television and have been interviewed for various publications concerning my work as an Interfaith Minister.

"I do believe that the way I work with people is to discourage them from giving up their own religion. We are actually encouraging a broader picture of compassion, understanding, love and respect for each other and for what each individual believes as a way of bringing healing to what goes on in our world today." Long Island Press 7/3-9/03

"An interfaith ceremony can be a sign of mutual respect and appreciation in a union where neither person wants to give up who they are. Family members may often start out being skeptical, but often end up surprised and touched at the way two faiths can intertwine." Newsday June 28, 2003

Excerpts from article for The New Light magazine published by Temple Israel of Great Neck, spring 2004 Vol. XLVI number 3

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