Personalized Ceremonies created for honoring landmark moments in life,
whether written in celebration or solemnity, a ceremony that reflects the unique qualities
of your story, your truth, and your spiritual sensibility.
Life is rich and filled with opportunities to celebrate; to mark passages that are important to our individual lives,
to the history of our family, our friends and our community. It is an honor to be able to assist
in creating sacred space, time, and language of celebration surrounding these deeply meaningful lifetime events.
Being Happily Experienced & Well Versed...
In Officiating at the Ceremonial Celebrations of Those So Fortunate As To Have Discovered Love,
Nurtured Relationship and Made the Commitment to Marry!
Witnessing & Welcoming Innocence of Spirit...
The Sheer and Profound Joy of Being Present in Guiding The Spiritual Dedication Of A New Child in Our Midst.
In Solemn Recognition of Spirit
To Honor and Offer Dignified Praise and Prayer in Witness to Those Who Have Passed On.
And Dedication of Sacred Space...
A Divine Domain! Grounding, Cleansing, & Creating Sacred Place & "Altared Space"
Create & Discover Your Inspirational Home Haven!
And Having This Gift to Share...
By Writing Meaningful, Personalized Language
& Giving Voice and Ritual to the Spiritual Milestones of Your Life's Journey.
Speaker & Presenter of Ceremony & Ritual
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Please feel entirely free to contact me with any questions you have. I would be more than happy to assist you in any way that I am able!
Reverend Leslie Ann Johnson
Graduate of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, M.A.
I have been so
blessed by my vocation!
I am allowed to use the creative gifts of writing and art, in combination with a deeply ecumenical and open minded sense of spirituality.
My work invites me to take part in creating the celebration, and honoring, of a love that two people have had the grace to discover,
and the commitment to nurture.
I attended United Theological Seminary and graduated with a Masters Degree in Religion & Theology.
A large part of my interest in attending a progressive ecumenical seminary was my desire to create authentic language
to celebrate alternative expressions of spirit. I received Honors for my Thesis on Spiritual Interpretation & Inclusivity
and the UTS Eduard Wentz Award for Creativity in Constructive Theology
"Nature Based Expressions of Faith"
Most of the couples
that I work with do not belong to a congregation,
and being outside of an organized religion may find themselves with inquiry
about how to create spiritual expression for their marriage ceremony.
Their family background may be of a particular tradition but they,
as individuals may have decided to not follow within the footsteps of their familial faith.
Often the two families of a couple are of differing denominations.
There may be a desire, on the behalf of the engaged couple,
to put at ease those loved ones who would prefer scriptural elements involved in their ceremony.
How can a couple celebrate their love in a significant way
that perhaps honors the spiritual beliefs of those people who hold important presence in their lives,
while remaining true to their own spiritual sensibility and expression?
One of the loveliest
discoveries that I made at United Theological Seminary
is that the common denominator between denominations is this...
that the language of Spirit is the language of Love.
On a wedding day the power and grace of that love is in full bloom,
and there is sacred and spiritual space present at any ceremony where love is celebrated.
So the question remains, how do you celebrate it?
That is my creative vocation, to give voice to that celebration. I feel entirely blessed by finding this work.
As a Ceremonial Officiant I have been in the service of creating unique and custom marriage ceremonies for more than a decade.
I absolutely love my work!
I have the great privilege of intimately sharing in the creation of that very moment
when two people declare their spiritual commitment to one another,
a quite delightful and powerful way of experiencing joy.
I consider myself very fortunate in that I have a wide array of time honored experience.
The insight afforded me by this experience has allowed me to confidently guide very diverse couples in the creation of their unique ceremony.
The custom language we will create speaks to your individuality, your unique relationship,
your connection with community, and understanding of Spirit.
"My husband and I got married in September, and we could not be happier with Rev. Leslie Johnson's services!She was an amazing officiant--thoughtful, respectful, empowering.
She let us personalize the ceremony as much as we wanted, which was important to us.
Leslie also found a way, with her beautiful choice of words, to unite our multi-faith backgrounds/beliefs. (And this is coming from me, who is a writer by profession.)
Leslie met with us several times at our venue to make sure we felt comfortable with all the little details, too. It definitely made us less nervous for the big day.
We highly recommend Leslie at Positively Charmed--especially to interfaith couples like ourselves!"
Rachel & Tim, Centennial Lakes
"The Invitation" by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
"It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive..."
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