Hello, gorgeous! I’m “not that kind of minister” Marie Burns Holzer and I LOVE what I do!
People and the big moments in life are my jam. It is the best feeling in the world to get to the heart of an experience and help others live in a way that feels completely authentic. If you’re not having fun or finding meaning in an experience, what’s the point?!
Personal tidbits: I’ve been married to Husband the Therapist for 13 years. I’m a mother to a rambunctious girl, as well as a Girl Scout Troop leader, a devoted dog mom, hardcore nerd from way back, and an avid Instagrammer. There’s also my love of coffee, video games, delicious street food, and martinis somewhere in there too. I’m also a long-term yoga practitioner and a Spartan (Obstacle Course Training). Aroo!
Professionally speaking, I’ve been doing this since 2011 and have married over 700 couples since then. (I think I’ll hit 800 in January/February 2018). I’m very proud to say that I have developed enough of a reputation in that time that I’m now considered an expert, teaching members of the European Celebrants Collective (celebrants are what everyone else in the world calls officiants) about business planning, social media marketing, and innovation in celebrancy and officiating. I’m in excellent company, as you can see!
What does all that mean for you?
Well, I do everything with excellence and purpose. For example, I purposely chose to be ordained as a nondenominational minister. This means I’m not beholden to a specific set of religious rites, so I serve couples from all walks of life, from religious Christians, Jews, and Buddhists to hardcore atheists. I love my straight cis couples, my same-sex couples, and my non-binary couples too! Your ceremony with me is about celebrating the love you share in a fun and intimate way without judgment or arbitrary rules. Here’s why minister best reflects your experience with me as your officiant:
attend to the needs of (someone).
So that’s what I do! My job is to make sure you have everything you need physically, emotionally, spiritually, and mentally to do what you are putting so much time, energy, and money into planning: marrying your person!
Got questions? I’ve got answers! Call or text me at 951-468-5699 or contact me.