Rev. Christine Schmieder  *   Toms River, NJ  08757  *   (201) 230-4485  *

Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister & Same Sex Wedding Officiant for the Jersey Shore ​

​​​ I attended One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City because I wanted to know more about different philosophies and ancient traditions. I had no intention of becoming a minister but along the way, I realized that I had a love of ritual. Officiating weddings, baby blessings and memorial services is pure joy for me. I graduated and was ordained in 2010 and have been officiating ceremonies ever since.

I've been blessed with a wonderful family. My husband Frank and I have been married for more than 40 years. We have 2 beautiful children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and son-in-law and 3 terrific grandchildren. 

Frank often accompanies me to weddings that I officiate and he takes photos for my website. He is also an Interfaith Minister and he is my back-up if I'm ever unavailable because of illness or injury. So I've got all my bases covered!

I am a Wedding Officiant and Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister. I worked for many years as a Meeting and Event Planner long before I began performing ceremonies. I consider myself spiritual but not religious. I've studied all the major religions without belonging to any one in particular. I've discovered we are far more similar than we are different.

Read our reviews on The Knot.
Your Sacred Ceremony: Rev. Christine Schmieder Reviews
WeddingWire Your Sacred Ceremony: Rev. Christine Schmieder Reviews, Best Wedding Officiants in Southern Jersey - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner

We first met Christine via Face Time and we felt very comfortable with her. She would check in via email every once and a while to see how we were doing. She did great at the ceremony and also was really sweet and professional.

- Laurie & Matt, Virginia

​Rev. Chris was more than we could have ever asked for as our officiant. We connected with her several times before the ceremony and she truly wanted to get to know me and my husband before she married us. She was flexible with the ceremony and allowed us to make a few additions, which was great! During the ceremony, she calmed both my husband and myself down with her soft, kind tone. I couldn't have been happier! All in all in all, I have to say Rev. Chris is the PERFECT officiant;

-Jessica & Grant, Florida

The ceremony was felt in the hearts of each and every person attending. We are still hearing comments on how beautifully chosen and delivered the words were. Christine offers a warmth that makes you feel she cares as much about our special day as you do, and truly she does! She easily helps you feel relaxed , calm and centered. she is attentive, so any questions we had, we could just call or email and she was quick to response with answers and ideas. Her gentle nature and happy smile is reassuring and friendly. Christine is so easy to work with that we will highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Chris for making our special day so perfect!!!!

-Ellen & Jim, Toms River, NJ

Rev. Christine did our wedding ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! My husband and I are of different religions and she worked with us to make the ceremony our own. she is such a warm lovely person and we were so comfortable with her. She is open to any suggestions as well as very helpful with her on ideas and experience! Thank you so much Christine. You really made our ceremony amazing!!!

-Megan & Jim, Barnegat, NJ



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