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Rev. Jude Smith | Interfaith Minister

A Message from Rev. Jude Smith:

As a non-denominational interfaith minister, I hold the perspective that there is an essential and common spirituality underlying all of the world's faith traditions.  It is a spirituality that speaks to the universal truths that resonate within our hearts, truths that connect us all on an intuitive level.

I bring that authentic expression of spirituality to the ceremonies I co-create with couples in a way that creates an experience that is sacred, elegant, meaningful, and transformative.

As a contemporary interfaith and non-denominational minister and civil wedding officiant, I enjoy working with people of all faiths, preferences, and spiritual paths, especially those who feel spiritual but not necessarily religious.  I believe that our hearts choose our partners, and I celebrate marriage equality for all.  I cherish the joining of individuals, not genders.

I am sensitive to the fact that many people are not certain of the style of ceremony that will best represent them and their special occasion.  I delight in working with couples to assist them in gaining that clarity, so that together, we can custom design a ceremony that will be a unique reflection of you.

I officiate at weddings, commitment ceremonies, civil unions, and the remaking of vows. I also officiate at all of life's transitions, including baby naming and blessing ceremonies (contemporary Christenings or Baptisms), housewarmings, and memorial services. I offer warm and distinctive ceremonies that support your beliefs, values, and traditions, using language that is authentic to whom you are.

Locations Served
I practice throughout the Hudson Valley of New York, including the Catskill Mountain region, and the counties of Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia, Putnam, Westchester, Orange, Albany, and Greene.  I am also available to officiate at ceremonies in the Berkshire Mountains of southwestern Massachusetts, the western portions of Connecticut, the southern Adirondack Mountains, and I am a registered officiant within all the boroughs of New York City. 

Should you be traveling to the Hudson Valley as a destination wedding, I am very comfortable working remotely, and am able to coordinate all of the details of your special day in a way that will allow it to be a stress-free success.

I look forward to having you contact me so that we can explore our synergy, and the ways in which we can complement one another while crafting a memorable ceremony that is uniquely you.

For more complete information, including ceremony details and photographs, I invite you to visit my Ceremonies Website or to contact me by email or phone at 845-337-6996.