About Me

Maryland Wedding Celebrant and Wedding Officiant

Rev. William F. Mies

I have a B.A. degree in philosophy and five years of graduate work in Theology, equivalent to a Masters of Divinity, which culminated in ordination as a Catholic priest. As a married priest, I am currently affiliated with the International Council of Community Churches, Society of Christ’s Priesthood, and CITI Ministries, Inc.

Mindful Ministry means that my emphasis is on creating an atmosphere where presence, awareness, and compassion abide. The ministerial services I provide include:
— Weddings and Recommitment Services
— Welcoming Ceremonies and Christenings
— Funerals and Memorial Services
— Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Christian Contemplation
— Spiritual Counseling

I was also trained as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I have developed and conducted numerous Classic MBSR courses and created an expanded version of this course to include the principles and practices of Christian contemplation.

I provide baptism, funeral, and wedding officiant services primarily in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC areas. Special arrangements can be made for other locations.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, please refer to the contact information listed below or use the handy contact form.