Mark Scannell, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, is a licensed marriage officiant and has been offiicating at weddings for many years. He thoroughy enjoys working with a couple in creating their unique ceremony that embodies who they are as they commit to each other. Mark began officiating at weddings when he was a Roman Catholic priest. Mark and his wife remain Roman Catholic. As Mark comes from that Roman Catholic background, he is committed to performing the wedding ceremony that the couple wishes. Mark also is open to performing same-sex marriages. Mark also provides pre-marriage counseling to those couples who wish that as a way to prepare for their marriage. Mark prefers to perform weddings within 100 miles of Minneapolis. He has also published two books: The Gratitude Element: A New Look at the Serenity Prayer and Resilience:The Ability to Rebound from Adversity.