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Officiant in Rhinebeck, New York,
(845) 337-6996

About Us

Rev. Jude Smith - Interfaith Minister is a non-denominational minister and wedding officiant based out of Rhinebeck, New York. She believes in ceremonies being sacred, meaningful, elegant and transformative. She celebrates marriage equality for all, and welcomes all faiths, preferences and spiritual paths. Rev. Jude Smith - Interfaith Minister looks forward to custom designing a ceremony that is unique to you and your spouse.


This passionate interfaith minister and licensed wedding officiant is the Executive Director of the Center for Authentic Living. She is also a co-founder and Spiritual Director of a vibrant interfaith community in New York City. In addition to performing wedding ceremonies, Rev. Jude also facilitates meditation retreats and workshops, offers spiritual counseling and provides pastoral care in a hospital setting. She holds degrees in Business Administration and Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and an advanced degree in Education from Pace University.

Services Offered

Rev. Jude Smith will meet with each couple prior to their wedding day to discuss their hopes and dreams, their love story, their vision for the future and any traditions or rituals they would like to include in their ceremony. She will then create a customized ceremony outline, provide sample vows, a pre-wedding checklist and various poems, prayers and reading. You'll also fill out a survey, that will help provide the framework for the ceremony. Her services include:

  • Commitment ceremony
  • Civil union
  • Single religion
  • Non-religious
  • Vow renewal
  • Rehearsal
  • Counseling
  • Travel

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  • Jude was an awesome officiant! She was able to help us put together a custom ceremony for our elopement in less than one month, after we had issues with another officiant. She hopped on board, got to know us, and showed that she really cared. From our first phone call with Jude, we already noticed the complete difference from the person we were originally dealing with. She wanted to actually learn who we are, what we wanted in a ceremony, and assisted with any questions we had. We didn't have much time, but we were able to coordinate a Skype meeting with her for the following week. She went over all of the pieces of the ceremony and took our thoughts and input into consideration when creating our custom ceremony. The following week was our elopement, and she spoke with us the night before. Again, she quickly reviewed the pieces of the ceremony with us, and that helped calm us down. The morning of our elopement was a little crazy, and we had to change locations last minute, but Ju... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CT, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

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