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Napa Wedding Officiant

Rev. Dr. Joe Indano, Bay Area wedding officiant & Napa wedding officiant

Napa Wedding Officiant

"Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person.

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love."--Erich Fromm


I performed a ceremony televised for "E! Whose Wedding Is It Anyway" as well as lots of traditional and non-denominational weddings, some simple but always elegant yet fun!

Although I often serve the Wine Country as a Napa Wedding Officiant / Bay Area Wedding Officiant, I'm an ordained and licensed Presbyterian/Christian clergyman (Italian Catholic background) and pastoral counselor. As such, I've been a hospital/hospice chaplain, parish pastor, and am affiliated with a local congregation.

My earned doctor's degree is in Ministry/Counseling Psychology (Drew University). I am a Pastoral Counselor, certified hypnotherapist. I was an associate of for 30 yrs., where I proudly performed or co-officiated ceremonies which were Interfaith (Jewish--Christian), Catholic--Protestant, Greek or Russian Orthodox--Christian/Jewish, Muslim--Christian, Filipino or Asian (inter-cultural), and Sikh, including inter-racial, non-denominational, civil unions, sacred commitments, Vow Renewals, Baby Ceremonies (infant baptisms, baby baptisms, blessings, namings, welcomings, dedications), House blessings, Pet blessings, funerals and memorial services.

Although I serve as a Napa Wedding Officiant and Bay Area wedding officiant, as an ordained clergyman I am authorized to perform marriage and civil union ceremonies nationally and internationally (arrangements can be made).

I absolutely enjoy what I do, and I'm told that love shines through in the ceremonies and services I provide.

Meanwhile, I wish you much joy and every happiness as you plan for your momentous day of celebration!

Thank you for your interest :)


Favorite leisure activity:

Meeting friends, outdoor adventures, dancing, concerts and culinary arts

Favorite TV-show:

I love cinema, TCM and my nightly dvds

Favorite authors/books:

J.R.R. Tolkien, Joseph Campbell, Candice Pert, Andrew Harvey, Henri Nouwen, Richard Rohr, The Mystics, Rumi, Hafiz, Arthur Rex, The White Company, Hermann Hesse, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, D.H. Lawrence, Thoreau, Shakespeare

Favorite music:

Neil Young, Jonathan Edwards, BeeGees, Pointer Sisters, Jazz, Classical, Opera, 50's&60's, the Grease Band, Full Frontal Folk, Bruce Springsteen and Phillip Phillips

Favorite drink:

morning coffee, dark & Lambic beer, organic red wines, filtered water & chai teas, vodka and tonic, peach schnapps, Holiday mix

Favorite meal:

Mideastern, Indian,seafood, Mom's homemade Italian food and biscotti (yum!)

Favorite country for traveling:


Favorite quotes:

"By Words the Mind is excited and the Spirit elated"


"The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection"

-George Orwell-

The Next Step...

To get started, please contact me to check my availability.

I would be honored to be your Bay Area Wedding Officiant; Baby Ceremony / Vow Renewal Celebrant

Check my availability: or call 202-643-7563