Meet Our Ministers

Reverend Marcia Boyer

Ordained Minister/Owner

Reverend Marcia Boyer

Marcia has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education, along with training in Suzuki and Montessori Education. Marcia became ordained as a non-denominational minister in 1993. She facilitated ministerial training coursework, workshops and seminars for other ministers around the country and the world. She began officiating wedding ceremonies in 2000, and found that one of her real joys is to co-create a personalized ceremony and then hold a space of love and peace for her couples as they begin their married life together.

Marcia lives near Lake Geneva and continues to expand her wedding ministry by officiating ceremonies throughout WI, northern IL, and various destination locations. She also facilitates courses on relationship enhancement, and other spiritual classes and workshops. In her free time, you can find Marcia swimming happily like a fish in Geneva Lake, or spending time with her grown daughter, Jen, who is a total joy and light in her life.

 

 

Reverend Lora Bouda

Ordained Minister/My Best Ceremony Team Minister

Reverend Lora Bouda

After more than 20 years in the hospitality industry, including wedding reception service, Rev. Lora felt called to help couples plan their special day on a deeper level. In 2010 Lora became ordained as a nondenominational minister and has shared the planning and celebrating of many beautiful ceremonies. Her greatest joy is helping the bride and groom make this very special day their own. Her warm smile, friendly personality and easygoing nature is always appreciated by her wedding couples.

Lora was raised in Rockford, IL and resides in Elkhorn, WI with her fiance Ron, their puppy Max and Tommy the cat. You may see her during the week delivering mail in the greater Walworth county area.

 

 

 

Reverend Joan Fergus

Ordained Minister/My Best Ceremony Team Minister

Reverend Joan Fergus

Joan has a Master’s of Science Degree in Education from the University of Colorado and has spent over 20 years working with children and adults with special needs, along with teaching health and wellness programs in the community.  She spent 12 years in the creative world of Waldorf education... as a parent of a Waldorf student and as the Enrollment Director in a Waldorf School. 

Joan became ordained as a non-denominational wedding minister in 2013.  She loves officiating weddings and the connections she has with couples, helping them create a wedding ceremony that uniquely expresses a couple’s love and commitment.  Joan is married, has two almost grown children and lives in Racine, WI.  She presently teaches elementary special education, enjoys volunteering in the community and loves walks in nature with her two 'wild beasts' (a.k.a. her dogs Ozzy and Millie).

 

Reverend Susan Larkin

Ordained Minister/My Best Ceremony Team Minister

Reverend Susan Larkin

Susan has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology of Communications and a Masters in Adult and Higher Education. She has had a vast and varied professional career as an educator on many levels and program director in a number of professional organizations and foundations. She is an avid supporter of the arts and creativity for all ages; but especially champions senior citizens and facilitates musical memory programs to support their journeys.

The journey that led to Reverend Susan's calling as a wedding celebrant is a path of inspiration and faith that honors inner direction to give wings to programs and celebrations for all occasions. She has developed experiences throughout her life that serve to rejuvenate spirituality and a positive focus. She respects the variety of paths that lead us forward, and her loving and compassionate nature shines through all of her activities. 

Susan also has a heartfelt love of singing and has created original lyrics and melodies for a wide variety of traditional and non-denominational venues. She is a joyful leader, engaging and uplifting, adept and skilled. Her free time is filled with loving her family and grandchildren.