Rachel and Chris Sliwa
We couldn't be happier to have been connected with Pastor John. Tony and I set up an appointment to meet and interview Pastor John to perform our wedding ceremony. We had a few basic questions, but didn't really have a lot of experience with this type of interview. Pastor John had it under control for us. He had questions for us that helped focus the conversation on getting to know each other and the goals of our wedding. We finished the meeting and said good bye. As we were walking out of the coffee shop, Tony and I both said to each other that we were already ready to make the call (even before we finished our other interviews). We both felt comfortable, listened to, and drawn to Pastor John. His demeanor and presence are inviting and warm and we already felt the trust building with him. We immediately went back to find Pastor John before he left to ask him to be part of our service!
A wedding day is about God, Love, Family, and Friends. When we look back on the kick off to our marriage we are so grateful for that day. Thanks to Pastor John, our ceremony was personalized to us and the promises we were making to each other. We've heard many times since then from our family and friends how unique our ceremony was to us. We are grateful and blessed that Pastor John took the time to get to know us and help us make the day unbelievably special.
In the days leading up to our wedding and the days since, Pastor John has been in our lives as a friend, a confidant, and a source of inspiration for our marriage. Pastor John offered and delivered on being more than just the person that performed our beautiful ceremony. He has also helped champion us and the success of our marriage. Sometimes the right people come into your lives at just the right time.
Amy and Tony Docimo
Pastor John oversaw our wedding in the summer of 2012, he was professional, polite and humorous throughout our dealings with him. He listened to the way that we wanted the ceremony to be and carried it out in exactly the manner we required. We met beforehand to discuss all of the details and on the day itself everything went very smoothly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pastor John to any couple who are looking for a Pastor to conduct their service.
Matt Hoy and Ela Villella-Hoy
John Angle (locally of New Hope Community Church in Streamwood) met with us and was willing to perform our ceremony on short notice. We had less than two months from when we first met with him until the ceremony... and in the meantime he was scheduled to go on vacation with his family. He required us to take an online compatibility survey and then we reviewed the results in a follow-up counseling session.
He crafted an individualized wedding ceremony message based on the scripture passages that we suggested. His words were beautiful, meaningful, and memorable... exactly what you'd hope for in a wedding ceremony. We will remember what he said; but so will many of our guests too!