Rev. Connie Jones-Steward has been described as a "beautiful spirit with a calming presence that eases any and all pre-wedding day jitters." She is a wedding officiant and ceremony celebrant possessing an accepting and compassionate nature that puts couples at ease and helps to create a graceful wedding experience. She is a longtime advocate of marriage equality who supports all religious, spiritual and secular belief systems. She has performed weddings that include elements of Protestantism Catholicism, Judaism, Wicca, Paganism, New Age, Eastern, African and Native American religions; sometimes combining two or more into one ceremony to accommodate interfaith couples.
Couples have come from around the globe to be married by Rev. Connie Jones-Steward She has served couples from Australia, Japan, South America, Massachusetts, Tennessee, the Carolinas, Texas as well as those from Northern and Southern California. She is tech savvy and communicates with distant clients via email, telephone, Skype and Google Duo.
Creating unique and authentic love story weddings is Rev. Connie's talent and passion. She views marriage as not only the joining of two people but also the coming together of two families. This is a transformation to which Rev. Connie is honored to bear witness and to facilitate.
Rev. Connie's belief is that your ceremony should represent an accurate portrayal of your unique relationship. She therefore does not create cookie cutter ceremonies. Each ceremony, even elopements, include elements of who you are. She creates ceremonies that are inspirational, personal, joyous and that strike the appropriate balance between seriousness and levity.
Rev. Connie is ordained as a nondenominational minister and also as a minister of Goddess spirituality and serves as a volunteer minister at The Goddess Temple of Orange County. She holds an M.A, in Comparative Religion from the Universal Life Church, a B.S, in Business Administration & Marketing from California State University at Dominguez Hills and an M.A. in Anthropology from California State University at Northridge. She is a firm believer in the connection of mind, body and spirit and she holds certificates as a reiki master teacher and a crystal therapist. She is a member in good standing of the Association of Bridal Consultants, an organization that sets and maintains high wedding industry standards.
She resides in the Rosewood section of Los Angeles County with her husband and their rescued cats Nytefall and Lola.
Rev. Connie's credentials include:
- Ordained, non-denominational minister, 2002
- Ordained , minister of Goddess spirituality, 2010
- MA, Anthropology, CSUN, 2012
- Reiki Master Teacher Certificate, 2012
- MA, Comparative Religion, ULC, 2011
- BS, Business Administration, CSUDH, 1986
- Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants