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773-715-5701

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Civil, Religious, Interfaith and Non-Denominational Weddings
All Personalized
At Your Venue of Choice
Civil Unions
Pre-Marital Preparation Available
Relationship Skills Work
Very Reasonable Rates
I Will Travel Throughout the Chicagoland Area

 

What others have said about my services:

My YELP reviews can be seen here

This video comes from a couple I married not too long ago.  Portions of my talk to the couple provides much of the soundtrack.,

Another video from Feb. 2014

Another video from March 2015

Dear Fr. Jef,
Thank you for beijng a part of our special day!  We enjoyed the time we spent with you!  The ceremony, your words were beautiful, wonderful and perfect.  Your message truly resonated with us.  Our guests loved you!  They thought we had known each other for years!  Everyone we talk to liked the fact that you walked down the aisle to face us from that direction giving an intimate feeling to the room.  We will treasure our memory of that ceremony.  We are so happy we found you.  With our love and very best wishes, Catherine & Nick (April 2014)


Fr. Jef
Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony. So many guests came up to us told us how wonderful it was. The rest of the night was truely amazing. The food, music, everything was beautiful. People had a complete blast and they told us afterwards (Saturday, Sunday) that it went way too fast, that it was so much fun. It started off with you - giving a heartfelt and wonderful tribute. Thank you so much for making our day extra special!! - Emma & Connor (Oct 2012)


Hi Fr Jef!
We just got back from our honeymoon today. I wanted to thank you for such a beautiful ceremony you created and we received a lot of compliments from our guests. My 2nd maid of honor told me that the ceremony was the highlight of the whole wedding. We were so happy about our ceremony and you have done such a wonderful job!
Best, Celia (Sept 2012)


Dear Fr. Jef-
I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the most beautiful and perfect wedding ceremony that you performed for my son Steve and his new wife, Jenni!  It was so special and so meaningful, and it all starts with the celebrant!  We couldn't have asked for more!!  You were AWESOME!  My sister-in-law stated that this wedding was probably the most wonderful wedding ceremony she has ever attended, and she's 61 years old.  I feel te same!  I am so glad that Seve discovered you and that you agreed to celebrate their wedding.  It was an incredible day, and just the perfect weekend in Chicago all the way around!!!  We'll all remember this for a lifetime!  Thank you for everything,
Sincerely and with gratitude, Nancy P. (Groom's Mom!)
P.S. Loved how you went down in the center aisle for the homily... couldn't have been better...and your words...PERFECT! Thanks again! (Oct. 2011)


Hi Father Jeff!
I just wanted to let you know that the feedback that we have been getting over the last few weeks regarding our ceremony and your service has been outstanding. I'm not kidding when I say that a large number of our guests have said that ours was the best ceremony that they have ever been to. Thank you so much for making our day so special!!
Kristin and Ozzie :) (Sept 2012)


Dear Fr. Jef,
Thank you for officiating our wedding. We were very happy with the simple yet personal service you performed. We got a lot of compliments about you from our guests! You can be sure that we will recommend you to our friends in the future. Thanks again!
Sincerely   Jorie & Stephen Pitt


Hi Fr. Jef,
I want to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for Rebecca and Jai. It was perfect and you were a delight. Thank you for making their day amazing.
Sincerely,  Nancy Hoban


Fr. Jef,
I just wanted to let you know how pleased Stephen and I were with the ceremony you performed for us May 9. We got a lot of compliments from our guests on the "charming" and unique way it was done. Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding and we will definitely be recommending you to our friends in the future.

Jorie Pitt


Dear Father Jef Johnson,
Ricardo and I just wanted to say once again thank you for the great job you did!! So many people came to us and told us how beautiful and touching the ceremony was and how great the words that you spoke were. We couldn't have asked for more. It was truly a wonderful ceremony. You made us so comfortable and we were such a happy couple that day. Ricardo and I were very pleased because the ceremony was flawless…It was perfect!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!     Ricardo and Sindy Piña


Dear Jef, I was writing thank you cards, and I didn't have your address, but I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful wedding! Daryl & I really loved it, and you were great. All our friends kept saying how unique it was, and I'm glad we could find someone to play along.
-Megan & Daryl


Fr, Jef, Thank you for your time and all the help you gave us at a time when we really needed it. Your support and acceptance meant a lot to us. - the Puskalas


Fr. Jef-
We just wanted to thank you again for making our ceremony so special and personal. You are truly gifted. We are so glad that we found you!
On a personal note, I know I can be very cynical about religion but you helped me to see the spiritual in my relationship and myself. The union of the traditional and creative in our ceremony was flawless thanks to your guidance. It really felt like "us". We received so many compliments in your honor at the reception - Thanks again for everything! We'll be in touch.
-Jen and Aaron


Dear Fr. Jef-
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you helped us create for our wedding! More than one person was brought to tears, which is usually the sign of a powerful event.

Warm regards, Traci & Michael


Dear Jef-
Thank you for everything. We would have been lost without you. You made our wedding more than we could have ever hoped for.

Love, Molly and Caleb


Dear Rev Johnson,
Thank you so much for performing such a wonderful ceremony. Adding the dog into the speech was classic! All of our friends really enjoyed it.

Lots of love, Monica & Joe


Jef,
Thank you so very much for taking the time to make my day PERFECT. The ceremony was everything I wanted. My guest thought it was so beautiful. Thank you so very much for making my 20th anniversary everything I wanted it to be.
Thank you again,  Phillis


Jef,
Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance throughout the whole wedding process. You were nothing short of amazing! We absolutely loved it. I don't think we could run out of good things to say. God bless and we'll hopefully see you soon.
Regards,  Michael and Jami