Thank you for visiting our site! I am Rev. Dennis M. Wargo, M.Div., Founder and President of Your Wedding Officiant, and a Certified Wedding Officiant. I am a member of CITI Ministries, Inc., The American Association of Wedding Officiants and hold Ecclesiastical Endorsement from the International Council of Community Churches. I am an ordained, non-denomination, married Catholic Priest/Minister. Currently, I perform ceremonies in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and North Western West Virginia, including the panhandle and Western Maryland. I am the married father of two wonderful children and a beautiful wife of over 25 years.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts from Duquesne University, and a Masters of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, NY, with a concentration in Pastoral Theology and Counseling. I have completed a variety of post-graduate studies also. I have studied Ceremony Design and Construction, Ceremony Execution, Ceremonial History, and Music among other subjects. As an ordained clergyman, I have performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies and combine both my experience and formal education to create that unique wedding of your desire. My staff is rounded out by Minister Gigi and Minister Judy who perform wedding ceremonies as well. Both Minister Gigi and Minister Judy are ordained through the First Nations Church and are members of the American Council of Wedding Officiants.
Your wedding is a very important focus to us. We will strive to work with you to provide the wedding of your dreams. Whether your desire is a simple exchange of vows or a more complex ceremony (non-religious, religious, civil or secular), we will work to provide you with your wish for a beautiful and memorable ceremony which will be remembered by you, your family, and friends for years to come.
Often times, couples have difficulty trying to find the perfect person to perform their wedding ceremony. They do not want a hurried and rushed ceremony in a Judges chamber, but they are really not part of a particular church. We are the solution to that issue. Regardless of your previous marital history, we are open to working with you to marry that right person. We are open to ALL COUPLES who want to be legally married. We are a group of warm and loving individuals who are open and understanding. We do not believe that it is our place to pass judgment on you or your history.
Finally, in working with our couples, we attempt to make this as simple and relaxing a process as possible. Our unique planning materials help reduce the stress. Getting married has a lot of tension and issues, but we will do all in my power to reduce your stress about this part of your Wedding planning! We solve problems, we don't create them!
Minister Judith (Judy) Shannon, B.S.
Photo Courtesy of Allisha Linnea Photography
Minister Georgeanne (Gigi) Trask, M.Ed.
Our Ministerial Staff
Minister Georgeanne (Gigi) Trask is an Ordained Minister with the First Nations Church and Ministry. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree. Minister Gigi then went on to complete her Master’s in Education from Chatham University. She is married to her wonderful husband, Scott, and has two amazing children. During the day, she teaches math and language arts in her learning support classroom. She is a welcome addition to our Wedding Family! She will be working with Rev. Dennis in performing Wedding Ceremonies. Her skill and knowledge are most certainly welcome.
Minister Gigi is available to perform ceremonies for individual couples. Rev. Dennis will still be responsible for all construction and planning for your ceremony. The majority of your contact will be with Rev. Dennis, however, if you desire an opportunity to speak and possibly meet with Minister Gigi that can be arranged depending upon availability. She is highly recommended and a valued asset to our team.
Reverend Dennis M. Wargo, M.Div.
Judy Shannon is an ordained Minister through First Nations Ministry. She has a Bachelor's of Science from Geneva College and has worked in the social services industry for over 30 years. She is also an active Board Member for Garden Home Ministries, a non-profit serving addicted and sex-trafficked women. Additionally, she is a member of Zonta International, a global organization serving women and children.
Several years ago, Minister Judy joined the team of "Your Wedding Officiant" and was particularly drawn because of Rev. Dennis's non-discriminatory policy - that all couples in love have the right to marry, regardless of personal beliefs, race, and/or sexual orientation. "It has been a privilege to be part of this team. And I especially enjoy working with couples in providing a calm and joyful presence as they embark on their most important day!"
Minister Judy is available to perform ceremonies for individual couples. Rev. Dennis will be responsible for all construction and planning for your ceremony. Although the majority of your contact will be with Rev. Dennis, if you desire an opportunity to speak and possibly meet with Minister Judy, that can be arranged depending upon availability. Minister Judy is a highly recommended and valued asset to our Ministerial Family!