LGBTQIA-Affirming Marriage Resources

This page provides a list of Central Texas clergy, faith organizations, businesses, and facilities which are available to officiate at, host, or otherwise support all marriages, regardless of the sexual orientations or gender identities of the couples. To add your name or organization to the list, please email minister@uuwaco.org.*

CLERGY & OFFICIANTS

Pastor Kristen Cervantes, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco
minister@uuwaco.org or 254-315-1501 (call or text during business hours)
Notes: Prepared to work with couples to create services which are in line with their own spiritual paths, including Christian, Buddhist, Humanist, secular, atheist, agnostic, and interfaith. Home church may also be booked for wedding services (see Facilities List below).

The Reverend Margo Ford, Unity of Greater Waco
revmargo@grandecom.net, www.unityofwaco.org, or 254-666-9102
Notes: We have a lovely wedding chapel that seats about 90 and has a center aisle. See Facilities List for more info.

Pastor Charley Garrison, Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church (Waco)
centexmcc@earthlink.net or 254-752-5331
Notes:  A Christian denomination, but open to marrying couples of other faiths. Church sanctuary (seats 125) and Social Hall (seats 40) available for ceremonies and receptions.  Building located at 1601 Clay Ave., Waco, TX 76706.

Pastor Marsha Martie, CrossTies Ecumenical Church (Waco)
mmartie.mm@gmail.com

James McKeown, Humanist Celebrant (Waco)
chiron6722@sbcglobal.net
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The Hon. Jerry V. Pierce, former mayor of Valley Mills, TX (Central Texas)
jvp1975@icloud.com or 254-495-8147
Notes: Comfortable with any faiths/styles of weddings.

Celeste Rorem, independently ordained officiant (Waco)
javagoddess42@gmail.com or 254-716-8020
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The Reverend Scott Spence, St. John United Church of Christ (Waco, Robinson)
ScottAndrewSpence@gmail.com, or c/o St. John UCC, 100 S. Robinson Drive, Robinson, TX 76706 or 254-662-0621
Notes: Prepared to work with couples to create progressive Christian services. At this time home church cannot be booked for weddings but willing to perform weddings in Greater Waco area.

Vance Woods, independently ordained officiant (Waco)
254-716-8386
Notes: Comfortable with religious or secular services; experienced in serving as an officiant.

FACILITIES

Central Texas Metropolitan Community Church
1601 Clay Ave.
Waco, TX 76706
www.centexmcc.com

Facilities offered: Church sanctuary (seats 125) and Social Hall (seats 40) available for ceremonies and receptions.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco
4209 North 27th Street
Waco, TX 76708
www.uuwaco.org

Facilities offered: Sanctuary space – mixed pews and chairs, pulpit, grand piano, etc.; multimedia available, including sound system with hearing assistance, large-screen projection, and audio recording. Fellowship Hall – ideal for receptions, parties, conversation, etc; large tables, chairs, etc.; full kitchen (oven, stove, refrigerator, sink). Outdoor space – beautiful memorial garden with wooden gazebo in back, perfect for photos, small wedding parties.

For pricing information, please email info@uuwaco.org or call 254-307-2001.

Unity of Greater Waco
400 S. 1st Street
Hewitt, TX 76643
www.unityofwaco.org

Facilities: We have a lovely wedding chapel that seats about 90 and has a center aisle.

BUSINESSES

Jon Fox, musician – solo jazz guitar/jazz ensembles of various sizes
254-836-1142 or 254-339-0083
jfox@mclennan.edu * www.jonfoxjazz.com
Notes: Performance and composition.

*All persons and organizations listed have been contacted and have consented to have their information added to this resource guide. If you would like to suggest a wedding officiant or organization to the list, please email minister@uuwaco.org; all persons or businesses will be contacted to obtain direct consent before being added to this public list. (If you are listed here and would like your information removed, please email minister@uuwaco.org.)

This resource guide is meant to be a service to our community and therefore shared, so please feel free to link to it or share it via social media, email, etc. Giving credit to UUWaco for its compilation would be lovely, but is not required.

Notice: The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco and all persons associated with it, paid or unpaid, do not endorse or represent any person or organization named on this page (except our own church, of course), nor do we guarantee satisfaction with services or interactions with said persons or organizations. Use this list at your own risk – caveat emptor.

And finally, we wish you many blessings on your journey, and hope this list helps you create a ceremony which begins your marriage in a meaningful and appreciative way. We thank all those who are on the list and all who have worked to make marriage equality a reality in Texas and across the United States. Love wins!