Rev. Jesús Rivera phone 443.977.0986
email Please use one of our contact forms located on the Getting Started, Premarital Counseling or Other Services pages!
Hi Rev. Jesús, I wanted to reach out to you and thank you both for helping us with our big day! We had a great time on Sunday and we appreciate everything you’ve done to make our vision a reality. The ceremony was beautiful and we received numerous compliments on your homily. It was truly an amazing day and we were very happy to have you officiate our wedding. Thank you so much, Mrs. Genna Schlein.
Genna & Andrew Schlein
Jesús and Leigh, We are currently in flight to the Maldives and wanted to write and thank you both for making our ceremony such a wonderful success. You made us feel at ease, made our guests feel engaged, and our international guests feel at home. That’s a true gift.
Endless “thank you”s to you both. Love, Callie & Luke
Callie & Luke Lavoie
We can’t thank you both enough for the work you put in to make our ceremony special. Everyone was commenting to us that it was such a great ceremony and how personable Jesús was! We had such a perfect day, we were so happy you both could join us for the reception as well. We really appreciate everything. You were wonderful!!
Michelle D'Antonio & Thomas Langianese
We had the pleasure of being able to have Rev. Rivera perform the ceremony for our daughter’s wedding in June, 2016 at the Chesapeake Bay. He was exactly what we had hoped for in an officiant. He is such an incredibly warm and professional individual, with a very varied background.
Since we are Catholic, we had hoped to find someone with that background and Rev. Rivera fit the bill perfectly. The bride and groom were extremely happy with him and liked him from their first meeting. All of our guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was and what a wonderful person Rev. Rivera is. We would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for an officiant.
It was a joy working with Jesús to officiate our wedding. We were both a little nervous hiring someone we didn’t previously know, but he put us at ease with his warmth and open attitude. He was very flexible with our needs and a joy to have at the wedding. We give him the highest recommendation.
Joshua Schramm and Rachel Hatch
Fue y sera siempre un recuerdo muy hermoso el dia de nuestro matrimonio y contar con el Sr Jesus Rivera fue más que una bendición. Con mucho gusto celebramos y gozamos de nuestra experiencia espiritual. Gracias al Rev. Jesús por su apoyo y alegria. Mil gracias por los saludos, reciban los nuestros con mucho cariño.
Leonardo y Nora
Rev. Jesús was WONDERFUL. We loved working with him and Leigh. He was kind, professional, and so funny! Our guests all loved him. We highly recommend him for your wedding!
Laura & Patrick Rafferty
Jesús and Leigh are positive and professional individuals who demonstrate a genuine care and concern for conducting a sacred wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend them!!!
Don Saunders & Lisa Wolfington
My husband and I highly recommend choosing Reverend Jesús and his wife for your ceremony – they are a beautiful and strong pair to work with and learn from about what it takes to grow a solid, healthy and happy relationship.
They provided direction and guidance as well as flexibility to be able to create the ceremony that we wanted. We appreciated how open they were to the non-biblical readings we selected while also interweaving both our Christian and Judaism backgrounds. Because we were having an interfaith ceremony, it was wonderful to see the ease that Reverend Jesús had in collaborating with and getting to know the Rabbi.
While we are biased towards Reverend Jesús, as he is my uncle and someone special to me, we want to acknowledge that there must have been extra pressure to officiate. Of course though, he handled the whole process of working with his niece and presiding over the ceremony with such warmth and grace!
Reverend Jesús also brought much personal joy and life to our ceremony. His enthusiasm and passion rang clearly during his homily as he focused on our theme of being “better together.” By comparing us to two biblical characters, he described how my husband and I will be able to take our strengths and learn from each other and be better together, rather than apart. It was very special to hear something that is important to us articulated in such a beautiful way, and we appreciated his thought and effort to piece that together. We believe you too will be equally touched and pleased with him presiding over your ceremony!
Maria & Josh Benn
La ceremonia no hubiese sido igual sin la ayuda de ustedes. Thank you so much for everything you did, and here’s a picture for your website.
Jesús: Dios le bendiga es usted una persona muy especial.