I received notice that the JOP my husband and I chose for our wedding was unfortunately unable to officiate our wedding due to medical reasons 2 days before our wedding. In a panic I Emailed several JOP's in the Granville/Westfield area. Janice responded and was very empathetic about the situation. She reported on her experience and then immediately asked about myself and my husband as individuals and a couple. Our phone conversation about how to put this together on such short notice, was well organized and friendly. She did not over-insert her beliefs and perspective, rather listened and collaborated. The delivery of the ceremony was fantastic. She was well spoken and professional. She left with grace and well wishes to my husband and I and that was it! I would recommend her services to any couple getting married in the towns Janice serves. Sincerely, Ben and Jourdan Radville 9/29/18
In 2007 a friend asked me to speak for her mother's graveside service at Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield, Massachusetts, as the family did not have a formal affiliation with any local churches. It was a simple ceremony but one that held a container full of love, memories and compassion for the loss endured by all who gathered there that day.
A former client asked me to solemnize her wedding vows in a lovely ceremony at the chapel in Williston Academy in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Together we co-created the words, wishes and formalities for the bride and groom's very special day. It was an honor to officiate the joining of two lives in front of friends and family filling the room with love, hope, and dreams for the newlyweds. As I have worked with couples in my private counseling practice, I was able to offer pre-marital sessions before the wedding day for ease of heart and mind.