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Hudson Valley Interfaith Minister

Interfaith Minister and Certified Imago Educator
670 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401
914-466-0090
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5.0
36 Reviews

As an interfaith minister, I welcome, respect and embrace all paths—from the sacred to the secular.

Each time we cross a threshold in life, and mark it with a ceremony, we have an opportunity to transform ourselves, our community and our world. It is my great pleasure to help you create a personal, unique and heartfelt ceremony for your wedding, recommitment or any rite of passage.

Call or email me to set up a free consultation. 

(914) 466-0090

rev.diane2@gmail.com

“When we were planning our wedding, Reverend Diane Epstein was everything we needed: inspirational, warm, patient. Someone sensitive to religious differences who could help us put together a wonderful, spiritual ceremony. She met with us again and again to make sure everything was just right. Reverend Diane is simply the best. We would highly recommend her to anyone.”

Nicole
10/22/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Epstein was really great. We originally were going to have a friend officate us but it didn't work out as planned and we found Rev. Epstein who was able to accommodate us and help us come up with a special wedding ceremony on short notice.
Hudson Valley Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:
Nicole and Ryan—Your wedding ceremony was memorable for many reasons: your daughter's response to all the love during the ceremony, talking with your grand parents afterwards and, of course, the fire alarm! It was a beautiful day in every way and a joy to celebrate with you all. Blessings, Rev. Diane
Eric & Jordan
10/8/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Diane was everything we could have dreamed for in an officiant. We first met with Rev. Diane at her office for a meeting where we spoke for a while about each other and about our connection. How we met, how we got here etc.. She told us the things she likes to do during a ceremony and then asked us what we wanted our ceremony to include. The process was so easy and open. When we wanted to be specific she let us, when we needed her input and her ideas, she was there for us whenever we needed. We even chose to have my wife's Grandfathers present readings during our ceremony and that was no problem. She helped make our wedding day everything we could have dreamed of. Another aspect to what Rev. Diane brings, that we loved, was offering a second meeting prior to our wedding day to build relationship goals. My wife and I loved spending the time with Rev. Diane to write out specific goals we envisioned for our future together. These could include anything at all, then we compare. We loved that exercise. I can go on and on about how much we loved our experience with Rev. Diane. My wife and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! Truly a professional, truly a joy to work with!
Hudson Valley Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:
Eric and Jordan—you were a complete joy in every way. I wish you much happiness, love and connection throughout your long and healthy lives. Blessings always, Rev. Diane
Tom & Hildy
8/27/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Reverend Diane was an island of shelter, support and encouragement amid the often stormy sea of planning our wedding. She held our hands, read our minds and helped guide us toward the perfect ceremony. Her enthusiasm during the service added to the joy and perfection of our day. We couldn't have asked for more!
Hudson Valley Interfaith Minister responded with the following comments:
Hildy and Tom, Thank you so much. It was a total joy, and honor to be part of your special day. May joy and love always light your path. Blessings, Rev. Diane
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Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Diane Epstein was recommended to me by a close friend whom has known her since she was a kid. I would have to say she has worked well with us planning the ceremony. She is very easy to contact, and is super responsive! I can't wait to see it all put together at our wedding in 2 weeks.
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Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Reverend Diane was our guiding light and grounding force on our wedding day from the very start. She was inspiring and calming and really present for each of us individually which was such a blessing. She helped us to stay focused on what was most important, and helped remind us at every moment to treasure the moments we spent sharing such important thoughts. She was an integral part of what made the day such a joyous celebration, and an enduring and treasured memory. Her care and consideration for us, the small and special extra gestures of kindness, her expert orchestration of ceremony and calm reassurances, her heartfelt well wishes and celebration of our union -- everything she did was so special. If you have the good fortune to have Reverend Diane minister to you in any capacity, do not miss the opportunity.
Christina
10/10/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
To echo my new husband below, we absolutely loved our experience with Reverend Diane. I really felt that she made a great effort to get to know us, our relationship and our story. Everyone who attended our wedding commented on how unique, thoughtful and intimate our ceremony was. It was without a doubt the best and most memorable part of our wedding day, as it should be. Reverend Diane was very helpful in building our ceremony not for us, but with us. She gave us countless suggestions and was very present when we needed to connect with her regarding ceremony decisions. We were 100% happy with our choice to have her make our love official, and would recommend her thoroughly!
Geoff
10/10/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The rev was hands down the most responsive vendor we worked with the whole wedding. Fast to reply to emails with great feedback. The service was outside and had no mic. She really projected her voice and drove the point home. So many guests commented on how well it was and how well she did. At the end she gave my wife and I a beautiful packet she went out of her way to print up and make special for us. But before that Ah was taking photos of us and with us. It was really great I am truly happy we chose her for our special day.
Anne
10/3/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We interviewed 5 prospective ministers by phone, and hands down Rev. Diane was the best. We also decided it was worth the time and effort to travel from Philadelphia to Kingston, NY to meet with her in person a couple of months before the wedding. We were so happy we met with her ahead of time. Although it was clear she had a great understanding of us as a couple from the initial phone conversation, that meeting was truly amazing. My fiance and I felt confident that Rev. Diane would shape a ceremony that would be abundantly meaningful and also mirror our life view. And so it was!!! It was a beautiful and moving ceremony that we will cherish in our hearts forever. Our guests were sobbing at moments during the ceremony...and also commented to us later on how amazing she was. One of our guests said it was the best wedding ceremony she had ever witnessed.
Kristen
9/19/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We can't say enough great things about Rev. Diane. She was extremely easy to work with all the way through the process . She took the time to get to know each of us so that the ceremony would be something that felt authentic to both of us. She offered many many different options for how to personalize the day and truly make it something that reflected what we wanted for ourselves and our guests. Rev. Diane managed to strike the right balance of being professional and organized (helping us set deadlines for ourselves so that we wouldn't be rushing to finish the details at the last minute, being transparent about payment details, etc.) while also offering genuine counsel and guidance as we embarked on one of the most important journey of our lives. A sincere thank you! She was truly wonderful.
Jen
9/5/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Reverend Epstein helped us create a beautiful wedding ceremony that blended our cultural and spiritual beliefs perfectly. She was able to take our thoughts, beliefs and visions and create a unique ceremony just for us. She is a knowledgeable and spiritually connected soul, who united us in perfect harmony on our wedding day. She was invested in the development and strength of our union from the moment we first spoke. She is detailed, caring, supportive and peaceful in her interactions. We felt in perfect hands. Our families and friends were extremely complimentary of Revered Epstein as well. Her warmth and support was easily felt by all. We feel blessed to have had Reverend Epstein a part of our wedding union and now a part of our lives.
Irina
7/18/15
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
It was truly a pleasure to work with Diane Epstein. She has a great personality and is a great speaker. Our initial session included finding out about us as a couple, how we met, what we want from the ceremony etc. The ceremony included all the things we wanted. She was very responsive and made changes to our ceremony as asked. We also had one meeting where we covered our future goals and vision. Diane gave us a great exercise and now we have our family vision that is very inspiring to read through. The ceremony went over flawless. Diane was well prepared. Her voice was soothing and calm. She takes pride in what she does and does it well. We could not have asked for a better officiant.
caitlin
9/13/14
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Rev. Diane was wonderful to work with! My husband & I are not very religious people and she provided some wonderful suggestions to make our ceremony special. We did all our planning remotely and she was very responsive via email or phone. The ceremony was beautiful and wonderfully paced. Diane even surprised us by taking some photo's! (before & after the ceremony). She emailed them to us the very next day. It was a pleasant surprise to have some photos so early :) She also gave us a nice booklet of the ceremony itself, which is nice to have a copy of.
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
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