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Congratulations on your engagement and your decision that life with your partner is way better than life without. You have decided to legally formalize your union and shout to the world: “This is my husband!” or “This is my wife!” Wonderful!

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Rev. Kristen Barner, MDiv of Wedding Belle Rev would be honored to:
Officiate your wedding…
Bless your Same-Sex Holy Union…
Help you renew your vows…
Bless your Christening/Naming Ceremony for your child…*

I am based in Charleston, SC but yes, I DO travel if that’s what you need…

The short of it is this:
I am an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (like Presbyterian or Methodist but a little more progressive) and I have a husband and two dogs. I'm from Virginia but moved back to Charleston with my husband after serving a church for four years in Arizona. My undergrad is from Mary Baldwin College (English, Theater, Secondary Ed) and I have a Master of Divinity in Theology (emphasis in homiletics and political and religious ethics) from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I have lived in Scranton, Pittsburgh, Staunton, Americus, Ghana, Phoenix and now Charleston. Of all these places, Staunton and Charleston are home. My husband is an actor and we are super close to our families. A few of my favorite things in the world are boogie boarding at Folly Beach and listening to African drumming. And weddings.

*I am also available for funerals, memorial services, and other ministerial services. Please let me know what your needs are and I will certainly assist you.

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‘Tis the Season!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Yes, I mean you!  Congratulations to YOU!!!!  I might be going out on a limb here, but my guess is that you are looking at my website because you recently got engaged (or are close to getting engaged) and your browsing around the internet looking for vendors, ideas, and beginning to think seriously about your big day. That means you found somebody with whom you want to spend the rest of your life!  That means you are in love…. IN. LOVE.  And that, Sweetheart, is a big fat reason to celebrate!  So, Congratulations!!! Yesterday I officiated my 180th and … Continue reading


A Season of Thankfulness!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!! Yesterday was the Turkey Drive at One80Place.  Super fun!  A few of our Wedding Belle Revers couldn’t make the event but dropped turkeys off earlier with me or during the day at One80Place.  What a terrific operation!  I am very excited for us to become involved with One80Place on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for more opportunities! In the meantime, have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!  Great big fat love to you from Charleston! XO,                                                     … Continue reading