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The Reverend Patt Kauffman


I can answer questions about what is proper in Lutheran and Episcopal weddings. I can answer questions about the Scripture readings and the use of music in the liturgy. I can answer questions about the Holy Eucharist. I can answer general questions concerning the liturgy and its importance.

Experience in the area

I am an ordained Lutheran pastor currently serving in a congregation that has also served (3years) in an Episcopal congregation.


Master's of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, undergraduate degrees in theology and history

Awards and Honors

Who's Who of American Women (2005)

Past/Present Clients

Have officiated at weddings for the last eight years; have added/subtracted all kinds of elements to make worship personal to the couple.

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Recent Answers from The Reverend Patt Kauffman

2014-07-19 invitation wording:

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  While all churches understand Holy Communion as a sacrament, not all churches understand marriage as a sacrament.  The Roman Catholic church understands the Rite

2014-01-24 gifting:

First, congratulations on your wedding! There really isn't a tactful way to say 'no gifts' just as there really isn't a tactful way to say, 'yes! We want lots of gifts!'  If invitations have gone out to

2012-05-10 marriage:

You should marry the person you love.  It shouldn't matter how much older the person is than you.  If you have doubts, then of course of you shouldn't marry.  Do you want children and your intended does

2011-11-10 getting married:

Congratulations, Tami, on your upcoming wedding!  It can be so exciting, to plan a small, romantic wedding with only those you love most in attendance.  Some pre-planning for an official ceremony is necessary

2010-04-15 Proper wording:

Congratulations on your niece's upcoming wedding!  The entire point of etiquette and 'rules', if you will, are to make people comfortable, what to expect, and sometimes, who is who.  In this instance,


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