CRES founded 1982  —   Pilgrim Chapel   —   816.753.6719
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We draw upon the worlds secular and religious traditions,
respecting the perspectives of both doubter and believer.

“Vern worked with us 
to design the kind of 
ceremony we wanted, 
with excellent suggestions. 
We were really pleased. 

“Our families, from different backgrounds, were thrilled, 
and our friends keep talking 
about how special 
the wedding was.”

Pilgrim Chapel is an exceptionally beautiful site for your
wedding, and I am delighted the folks there have invited me to help you plan and lead your ceremony. 

Whether you want a traditional, civil, multi-faith, or
unique service, and whether you plan a private
ceremony or one for family and select friends, you may
find this information and these resources helpful. 

The folks at Pilgrim Chapel and I want planning 
your ceremony to be convenient and cordial, 
and your wedding joyous and memorable. 
Here is  an overview of what you can find here.
      INDEX to complete resources including
              How to plan your wedding
             The marriage License and Certificate
             About the minister, Vern Barnet

When Pilgrim Chapel asks me to preside over your marriage ceremony, I write you to let you know I look forward to sharing your wedding day.

I'll ask you some basic questions so I can get started helping you plan. I'll refer you to some resources on this web site. We can plan together what you want easily by Zoom or email, or both. 

How to Plan Your Wedding

We can meet by Zoom! or in person!

Let’s find a time when all three of us can meet. 

I am never available Sunday mornings, but other times might be arranged. My daytime schedule is irregular and often fexible. Evenings are more difficult but might be possible. Often I am available one or more of these times: 
    Mondays 8 am  Central Time
    Tuesdays 7 pm  Central Time
    Fridays 10 am  Central Time
    Saturdays 8 am  Central Time
If none of these times works for you, let me know and we'll find a time!

Before we meet, please complete the planning points notes with as much information as you have currently. 

If you would like to plan, or begin planning, your ceremony by email, please complete these planning points with as much information as you have currently and email them to me,

If you wish a simple ceremony and do not wish a planning session, please complete the first 10 points with any additional information you wish to send. 

If you are considering a wedding planner or 
coordinator,  please see this advice

I look forward to celebrating your love and commitment on your Wedding Day!

Vern Barnet