Based in Santa Rosa, California, Ceremonies of the Heart performs ceremonies in the San Francisco North Bay; specializing in the Sonoma/Napa Wine Country. However, we have been known to travel out-of-state and overseas on occasion…
Reverend Lisa A. Joslen
Reverend Lisa A. Joslen was ordained as a non-denominational minister in 1987. Reverend Joslen has an extensive background in personal and spiritual development through the Centers for Spiritual Living (Church of Religious Science), the New Age School of Wholistic Health and her life-long passion for comparative religion, spirituality and psychology. She has performed over 1000 wedding, memorial and christening/baby blessing ceremonies, has been a Hospice Bereavement counselor and is a member of Interfaith Alliance. A dedicated student of world cultures, she has traveled the world extensively, officiating at weddings in Spain, Manhattan and Oregon, and a vow renewal in Italy. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon and resides in Santa Rosa, California.
Reverend Joslen’s calm, compassionate and engaging presence blend well with her writing skills and excellent speaking voice, providing personable and professional ceremony development and warmly-articulated, heartfelt ceremonies. In her words…
“I love my work! For me, marrying couples is like traveling the world while being at home; meeting people from all cultural, spiritual, social and economic backgrounds. You, as individuals and as a couple, have a unique story. I find great joy in creating a wedding ceremony that reflects this story; that reflects who you are, your cultural and religious backgrounds, personal histories and values, while beautifully expressing your love for each other.”
Reverend Torikian was ordained as a non-denominational minister in 1996. Since that time, he has been a wedding officiant with Ceremonies of the Heart, bringing a centered, calm, spiritual and professional presence to ceremony performances.
Reverend Torikian is a Third-Degree Black Belt and Instructor in Aikido with over 25 years of experience in this martial art/spiritual practice.