About Dr. Joe...

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"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 non-traditional and non-denominational/Interfaith weddings; some simple, but always elegant and fun!

Although I often serve the Sonoma and Napa 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 chaplain (hospital & hospice), parish pastor, and Director/Manager of a Counseling Center.  

My earned doctor's degree is in Ministry/Counseling Psychology (Drew University).  I am a Relationship Enhancement & Life Transition Counselor, certified hypnotherapist offering 1-Day or Overnight Retreat.

I was an associate of InterfaithClergyNetwork 

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.

(Also see: Brief Bio)

 Although I serve locally 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 the 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 :)

Dr. Joe

TEXT your Email & Event Info to:   202-643-7563

I would be honored to be your Napa Wedding Officiant / Bay Area Wedding Officiant;

Baby Ceremony, Vow Renewal Celebrant

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