Meet Minister Janelle

Minister Janelle
Hometown:  East Orange, NJ
Staff Wedding Officiant
Performing Weddings Since 2021
Wedding Officiant, LMSW

Why I Love Weddings:
No two weddings are the same; they are special occasions that commemorate the unique love shared between two individuals. I enjoy weddings because they bring together family, friends, and loved ones to witness a couple's commitment to each other and their love for one another. The look of hope, well wishes, and joy overwhelming guests' faces makes the day special for me as an officiant. I am always honored when a couple allows me to be a part of their day.

A Little Bit About Myself:
I was born in Jamaica, W.I., but I grew up in NYC. In addition to performing weddings, I am a social worker. I enjoy traveling and reading. Like most people, I have taken a liking to binge-watching Netflix series. My favorite place in the world is the mountains of Jamaica. I am dependable, thoughtful, proactive, and have a great sense of humor. Fun fact: I played the trombone in high school; I don't know how good I was, but I like to brag about my glorious four years in the high school band.

Most Memorable Wedding Moment:
The very first wedding I officiated was for my sister. Nothing compared to my mother's reaction to seeing my sister walk down the aisle. Since then, while everyone watches the person walking down the aisle, I look at the parents of those getting married.

Other Interests:
Social change and impact Civic engagement

Professional Certifications:
Licensed Social Work Notary Public Data Analytics