Chaplain Claudia Meyer

Celebrant for weddings, funerals, memorials, baptisms, and life rituals of all kinds

So, a little about me... After training to be a hospital chaplain (who meets people from all backgrounds and faiths in a time of crisis and helps them navigate their way through health crises, family relations, and questions of life-and-death), becoming "Board Certified" through the Association of Professional Chaplains and working at a major medical center for ten years, I was ready for a change.  My husband and I were preparing to adopt a child, and deep down I wanted to be able to spend as much time as possible with this new little one.

I fumbled my way through a number of different jobs, tying to find the right "fit" that would bring me joy and yet be flexible enough to offer work-life balance.  Realizing I had many years of experience in public speaking (and performing dozens of funerals as a hospital chaplain), I decide to also begin performing weddings.  What a joy!  I found that my skills of being organized and helping people in times of crisis was excellent preparation for helping couples to plan their wedding ceremony.  And because nothing I do is "standard" or "cookie cutter," I found creative ways to guide couples through the process, sharing their love story with me and allowing me to craft a ceremony that reflects their tastes, traditions, and personalities!

So what does this mean for YOU?  If you choose to work with me, you can expect:


• a stress-free experience

• a fun and relaxed process of planning your ceremony, your way

• lots of experience and suggestions about creative ways to make your ceremony memorable

• a professional to manage the details of coordinating your rehearsal and wedding ceremony

• inclusion of as much or as little "tradition," religion/spirituality and "formality" as you'd like

• one of the most reasonably-priced officiants in Upstate NY


I work with people from all types of backgrounds and faiths, and I have a unique ability to put people at ease.  I love to collaborate with you to bring your ideas to life, and I have the experience and skill to make your wedding or other event truly special and meaningful.

My goal is to help make any occasion meaningful and personal, and create a ceremony or celebration that reflects your personalities and traditions.  Please drop me an email, call or text me to discuss how I can meet your needs!