Pastor John Fuchigami was raised in Hawaii and is serving as the Senior Pastor of Hope Chapel Iwilei. He knows a thing or two about marriage having been married for 27 years! John is an experienced and professional officiant having performed thousands of weddings since 2003. Pastor John is very experienced and able to do a number of different wedding ceremonies to suit the needs and desires of the couple. Ceremonies include: Japanese/English weddings and vow renewals, Hawaiian-styled ceremonies, vow renewals, traditional ceremonies and more. One of Pastor John's driving values when it comes to performing weddings is:
"No matter how many weddings I perform, I want to treat each one like it's my first and only wedding. Practically every couple is experiencing this joy and wonder for the first and only time. I want to enter into and share that experience with them. I want each and every couple to feel special. . . because they are. The way I engage and officiate their wedding will only take a moment, but the memory of the event is something they will carry for a lifetime. I want to treat my role in this occasion with the utmost respect and heart."
Kahu Pomaika'i is a spiritual teacher, mystic, and intuitive healer. Her awakening began at a young age with various encounters with spirit guides .Pomaikai is a Hawaiian Minister or Kahu and specializes in performing traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremonies, renewals, blessings and clearings for both businesses and families. Her work is rooted in love and infinite Aloha. Her presence at your wedding will give you a sense of calm, it is an experience you will remember for a lifetime!
Ingrid is called to the work of love thanks to her commitment to people. She is an accomplished educator, counselor, and entrepreneur with a Masters of Art. Her background in counseling, assessment and advocacy/outreach services lends itself perfectly to performing the ceremony of marriage. Ingrid displays personal and professional integrity in all that she does. Her career has taken her to New York, Arizona and now Hawaii. She believes that love is an essential element in living a resilient and fulfilling life. Her mission is to support the planet by imagining new greatness now! Her warm demeanor and sense of calm will be a welcome addition to your wedding day!
Reverend Geo Downer is the spiritual leader of Windward Unity Church, where he is immersed in the pursuit of ministry. Geo demonstrates passion, excitement and enthusiasm about Oneness and recognition of the presence and power of Love in all of life. A dedication to service is an ongoing theme of Geo’s life, and joining two, as one is a way that Geo aspires to serve. Once from New Mexico… now a blessed local on Oahu!
I respect the sacredness of joining two souls in union; the lightheartedness and often tender moments that come forward during the ceremony. As a minister, I am blessed to be an integral part of a couple joining as partners in life.
All of my work has shown me that each of us is a complex, beautiful masterpiece. From this work, I bring that love and reverence for each person I join in sacred marriage - as I honor the miracle of two souls who are brought together to walk with one another on their journey. My background also includes my work in public affairs, and together with my work in the healing arts, I bring my presence and special detailed attention to your day. I look forward to helping create your unforgettable day.
Oahu has been my home for almost 35 years and moving here from La Jolla, CA is one of my most favorite life decisions. I love Hawaii's ethnic diversity! While I have had many roles over the years; recently serving as the Associate Spiritual Leader at Windward Unity Church in Kaneohe and also working as the Youth Education Director at Unity Church of Hawaii, I also host a program called “It’s All About Love” with Olelo Community Media and it’s in it’s 5th year of broadcasting. People are my passion! I have an amazing son on the island and have found my greatest pleasure is being of service to those choosing love and planning their wedding ceremony.
Reverend Kimo Taylor has been performing weddings since 1996. He is an ordained non-denominational Christian wedding minister. He began his wedding work on Maui Island on a part-time basis and then moved to Oahu Island in 1998. In 2004, he began doing wedding work on a full-time basis. Since then, he has performed well over 10,000 ceremonies. Kimo can perform non-religious as well as religious ceremonies. He also loves doing vow-renewals that incorporate children as well. Although he has performed many many wedding ceremonies he always goes above and beyond to make each ceremony special and unique. His warm smile and calming presence is a welcome addition to your Oahu wedding day.
Brad’s gift as a hula teacher, chanter, history expert and keeper of culture allows him to offer the true essence of Hawaiiana in a wedding service. Native Hawaiian history writing, storytelling, giving presentations on Hawaiian culture, chants and arts in addition to Hawaiian language translation into English is an internal part of Brad’s gift. When he shares “Aloha” in the wedding ceremony. He brings culture to life as he is able to blend spiritually and custom into a contemporary service that meets the modern world of today.
Sumoha is of South Asian descent and was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has also lived in California and New York, before moving to Hawaii. She's an educator by trade and a connector at heart. She has a calm presence and demonstrates the ability to relate well with folks from all walks of life. She feels honored to participate in couples lives this way. She looks forward to meeting you on your wedding day and creating an experience you won't soon forget!
Kāhea in the Hawaiian language dictionary is “to call, to cry out, invoke, greet, name ...; to summon, a call, alarm.” Life for me has been a progression of calls and summons from the Creator who lives in each of us, from Akua – from God.
With the hā or chosen breath of life. The series of kāhea started. I believe in God and that there is God – in His image in every person. I believe that we should love or aloha one another (remember the greatest commandment?). I believe that there are many paths to God, whom we call by different names. I say all this because this is who I am as a kahu and celebrant – very important to know and understand for those seeking a sacred path, as in marriage.
With mana and hā I relate to the land, the ʻāina and all its people in the warmth of aloha.
I conduct ceremonies within the parameters of traditional Hawaiian protocols, using ti leaves, Hawaiian salt, special water, the sounds of hula and most importantly, oli (chants) that
communicate with God, with the forces of nature, with generations that have passed and with generations to come.
Mahalo Ke Akua and Blessings to us all.
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