We thought we should tell you a little bit about our selves, why we started this ministry and what we do.
Rev. Melanie Ayotte is an ordained non denominational minister. She was ordained by St Luke Evangelical Christian Church. Fr. Stephen Ayotte, was ordained by the Independant Old Catholic Church of America and is a Priest. Rev Melanie and Fr. Stephen are married and have two daughters. They are pastors of Holy Angels & Saints Old Catholic Church.
When our daughter began planning her wedding we began to realize that there was a great need for wedding ministers. Many couples do not have a specific church affiliation, or they do have a church affiliation and their clergy person is unable or unwilling to work with the couple on the choices they want for their ceremony. We believe that every couple should have the opportunity for the ceremony of their choice regardless of beliefs or religious background. With the encouragement of our daughter, our familiy, and the approval of the church trustees, we decided to start offering our ministerial services to couples that needed a minister for their ceremony, whether they were members of Holy Angels & Saints Old Catholic Church or not.
We will perform not only Christian traditional ceremonies, but contemporary ceremonies, Inter-Faith ceremonies, blending of families, spiritual and secular ceremonies. Our goal is to help couples create a memorable and beautiful beginning to their married life. Each ceremony is unique to the couple. You will participate in creating the ceremony script you want. We will provide you both with as much or as little assistance as you desire. We do this because we believe that marriage ceremonies should reflect the personalities and beliefs of the couple and what they want to say to each other as they begin their married lives together. What do you want to say to your beloved on the day you begin your lives as husband and wife? Whatever it is, we will help you create it.
Part of the unique nature of creating the ceremony you want is that we will conduct the ceremony at the place of your choosing, ie. in a park, in your home, in a wedding chapel, or on a boat.
If you would like to discuss your ceremony dreams and plans with us, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us directly at Holy Angels & Saints Old Catholic Church, 614-507-6575. We will be glad and honored to help in any way we can to make your day special.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. May God's blessings be upon you both. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Fr. Stephen and Rev. Melanie Ayotte
Holy Angels & Saints Old Catholic Church