Hudson Valley Officiants
Wedding Officiants, Priests & Ministers
Reverend Louis Zeppone - "Say I DO with Rev. Lou"
Hudson Valley Officiants was founded by Reverend Louis Zeppone. He is the principal officiant here at Hudson Valley Officiants. Reverend Louis Zeppone is our most popular and most requested officiant. He averages over 170 weddings and elopements every season and couples book him up to 2 years in advance. Reverend Louis Zeppone was Ordained into Priesthood under Reverend Daniel Chesbro and The Sanctuary of the Beloved. It was at this time that he began his practice as an Officiant & Interfaith Non-Denominational Minister. Reverend Louis Zeppone specializes in elopements, civil, interfaith, religious, non-religious, LGBT, Catholic, Christian, Jewish, traditional, non-traditional non-denominational and same-sex marriage. Reverend Louis Zeppone is legally licensed to practice in all the United States, Caribbean and Europe.
Rev. Louis Zeppone is of Italian background and originally from New Jersey where he attended Catholic school and studies. However, he practices as Non-denominational and conducts non-religious as well as religious wedding & elopement ceremonies. Reverend Louis Zeppone is known for his warm personality and lighthearted easy-going nature. Reverend Louis Zeppone is very family oriented and believes that everyone should try their best and never give up on life and love. As a young adult Reverend Louis Zeppone cared for the elderly in Nursing homes and hospitals. He also spent many years studying computer and information systems sciences. However, Reverend Louis Zeppone has always been customer service driven and loves working directly with people and animals. Reverend Louis Zeppone is married and now resides in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State.
Reverend Louis Zeppone respects all religious and non-religious beliefs and the right of every person to love and marry regardless of sexual orientation. He is extremely laid back, easy-going, nonjudgmental, has a great smile and sense of humor. Reverend Louis Zeppone believes all creatures, human and animal deserve the love, respect, support and acknowledgment that life on earth offers. Reverend Louis Zeppone's favorite quote is "Now is the time to come together, let us live honestly and love unconditionally". Reverend Louis has office hours Weekdays 11:00am-8:00pm. Weekends Friday to Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm. However, weekends are limited and typically unavailable during the wedding season as he is booked every weekend with weddings and not in the office. Reverend Louis only sees couples in-person or speaks over the telephone.
Reverend Aniceto (Jun) America - "Getting married soon, call Rev. Jun"
We are Lucky to have a Filipino Minister as part of Hudson Valley Officiants. Reverend Aniceto America is a principal Officiant here at Hudson Valley Officiants and is booked up to 1 year in advance. Although Reverend Aniceto America is now an Interfaith Non-denominational Officiant & Minister, he brings the knowledge of many years of catholic and interfaith studies. Reverend Aniceto America was ordained into Priesthood through The Sanctuary of the Beloved under Reverend Daniel Chesbro. Reverend Aniceto America is legally licensed to practice in all the United States.
Reverend Aniceto America is married and resides in the Catskill Region of New York State. He brings to us the knowledge of many cultures such as Filipino, Spanish and American and specializes in Filipino ceremonies. Reverend Aniceto America has a wonderful calming and healing personality, is very family and relationship oriented and loves animals.
Reverend Aniceto America loves all living creatures on earth. He believes that everyone has the right to worship the higher power and marry the person of their choice. Reverend Aniceto America is licensed to practice in all of the United States, Caribbean & Europe.
Reverend Aniceto America is also fluent in Filipino or Tagalog and performs all types of wedding ceremonies such as non-religious, religious, Lgbtq, interfaith, non-denominational & civil and specializes in Filipino wedding traditions such as the Veil, Cord, Coins and Candle ceremonies. All Reverend Aniceto's couples love working with him because of his calming nature. Reverend Aniceto has office hours Monday & Tuesday 11:00am-8:00pm. Weekends Friday to Sunday 9:00am-5:00pm. However weekends are limited and typically unavailable during the wedding season as he is booked every weekend with weddings and not in the office. Reverend Aniceto only sees couples in-person.
Reverend Amos Maldonado - "Got the Bling, give Rev Amos a Ring"
Hudson Valley Officiants is pleased to have Reverend Amos Maldonado as part of our family. He conducts all of our bilingual ceremonies. He has a close family relationship and believes that marriage brings families close together.
Rev. Amos grew up with his parents in Williamsburg, NY until age 11 and moved to Puerto Rico, where he learned the importance of his Puerto Rican heritage and the strong bond of family values. Rev. Amos is proud to have served and defended his country with honor and pride serving in the United States Army.
After his military service, Reverend Amos Maldonado graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Political Science and served 3 years as a Puerto Rico Police Officer protecting the safety of locals and tourists getting married. In 2010, Rev. Amos moved to the Hudson Valley to continue his career with the United States Army at West Point Military Academy.
After extensive training under Reverends Louis Zeppone & Reverend Aniceto America, Rev. Amos was ordained through The Sanctuary of the Beloved, under Reverend Daniel Chesbro. Reverend Amos is legally licensed to practice in all the United States. Reverend Amos Maldonado believes that his career within the government has helped him create and establish good communicative skills, which has given him the ability to compose and perform beautiful wedding ceremonies. Reverend Amos has office hours Wednesday & Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm. Weekends Friday to Sunday are typically unavailable during the wedding season as he is booked every weekend with weddings and not in the office.
Reverend Donna Smallwood
Reverend Donna fills a much needed female Interfaith
Non-denominational Officiant & Minister role at Hudson Valley
Officiants. Rev. Donna was ordained into Priesthood through Reverend
Daniel Chesbro and The Sanctuary of the Beloved. She is legally licensed to
practice in all of the United States.
Reverend Donna was born & raised in Massachusetts and
currently resides in Ulster County New York. She grew up in a very close knit
family. She is married and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Family is
very important to Reverend Donna and she is a caring, loving and a wonderful Officiant & Minister, and her couples all love her.
Because of her background in the mental health field, her people
skills are exceptional. Helping others discover the beauty that marriage offers
is her utmost priority, this is demonstrated in the beautiful personalized
ceremonies that she composes. Reverend Donna has office hours Wednesday & Thursday 7:30pm-9:30pm. Weekends Friday to Sunday are typically unavailable during the wedding season as she is booked every weekend with weddings and not in the office.
Reverend Rose-Mary Sforza
Reverend Rose is one of the three
original officiants here at Hudson Valley Officiants. She joined Reverend Louis
& Reverend Aniceto within months of Hudson Valley Officiants being formed.
Rev. Rose is a lifelong New
York State resident and resides in beautiful Sullivan County. With a degree in
psychology, Rev. Rose works every day as a Substance Abuse Counselor. Rev. Rose
remains a vital part of Hudson Valley Officiants, as our on-call officiant. She
steps in when one of our other officiants may be sick or to assist with emergency
or last-minute ceremonies.
Rev. Rose was ordained by
Reverend Daniel Chesbro through “The Sanctuary of the Beloved” and is legally
licensed to practice in all the United States. Rev. Rose officiates both non-religious
and religious ceremonies. Rev. Rose is a caring Officiant helping others
discover the beauty and the love they possess within themselves.