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?!


A bit about me: 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, good street food, and martinis somewhere in there too. I’m also a long-term yoga practitioner and a Spartan (Obstacle Course Training). Aroo!

What does all that mean for you?

Well, everything I do is with passion 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 to atheist, straight to same-sex to gender nonspecific. Your ceremony with me is about celebrating your love in a fun and personal way. Here’s why minister best reflects your experience with me as your officiant:

ˈminəstər/ verb.
attend to the needs of (someone).
Merriam Webster's English Dictionary

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 the love of your life.

true love

Let me just start out by saying that you deserve way more than a 5 star review. You went above and beyond our expectations and we always expect 5 stars! Your attitude and personality made everyone comfortable and relaxed. You performed our rehearsal in such a way that made our actual ceremony run smoothly. I was so worried I was going to pass out that hour I was in my bridal room. Not because I was nervous but because the entire venue was air conditioned, EXCEPT MY BRIDAL ROOM and it was about 104 degrees outside! When you came in to check on me, you didn’t think twice before you helped us figure out how to open that window! You helped my guys put on their boutonnières, you helped my ring bearer (my son) walk down the stairs of the stage after the ceremony. But most importantly, you were the one who made our entire, crazy day run smoothly. We just loved you and couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We couldn’t have done it without you! You’re awesome! And to anyone reading this review, don’t even bother checking out other ministers to marry you. Marie is the best of the best. She is truly, one of a kind and will make your day extra special.
Kari on Yelp

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