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Chaplain/Rev. Debra Grow, Celebrate Your Life

Nashua , NH

LOCATION

Celebrating Your Life, PO Box 892
Nashua, NH US 03061 (map)

PHONE

603-557-8500

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

My goal is to help you truly celebrate the rich rites of passage woven into life.



As an Ordained Christian Minister, certified Police and Fire Chaplain, seminary... Read more
My goal is to help you truly celebrate the rich rites of passage woven into life.



As an Ordained Christian Minister, certified Police and Fire Chaplain, seminary graduate, and NH Justice of the Peace, I have extensive experience creating and officiating weddings and other important ceremonies.

I am available to conduct weddings in NH, MA, Maine, and VT; although I can assist with other ceremonies throughout New England.

Let me assist you in designing and holding a beautiful, memorable event:


Create the Wedding of your dreams
Celebrate a special anniversary as you Renew Your Vows
Dedicate or Christen your child or Celebrate an Adoption
Prepare a very special Memorial Service or Celebration of Life



My creative approach is very personal, sincere, and sensitive to your requests. Whatever the occasion, know that these one-time events will be conducted exactly the way you want to experience and remember them.

I will communicate effectively on your behalf and leave a positive lasting impression for everyone sharing in your celebration. Allow me to bring life and meaning to your ceremony, while allowing your unique character to be honored and shine through.

I provide primarily Christian services, and will gladly help to incorporate the themes, cultural aspects, spirituality, denominational elements, and other features most important to you into your ceremony.

Some of my unique specialties include First Responder, Law Enforcement, and Fire Service ceremonies, as well as Military and Motorcycle themed events.

Understanding that life can throw us curveballs now and then, I also offer timely and expedited services for those who want to elope or seek my assistance prior to a military or disaster response deployment.

I am available for travel outside the immediate area and am happy to provide solid references. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I perform ceremonies anywhere!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Couples may choose...vestments, judicial robe, dressy black tie or business attire...even biker attire!
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I work with my couples to create a customized ceremony that genuinely reflects their unique relationship and love.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have sample readings available for couples to view and consider incorporating, but I love the creative process and welcome your input.
How long are your ceremonies?
On average, approximately 20-25 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I always prefer to hold a rehearsal, especially if a bridal party is involved. I usually oversee the rehearsal and make sure everyone is ready for the ceremony.
Do you supply a sound system?
At an additional cost I can arrange for sound equipment...many venues and DJs routinely supply sound systems

REVIEWS

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Wendy
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Debra officiated a vow renewal for our 10 year Wwssing Anniversarry! She had some great ideas! We wanted simple yet professional. Debra delivered exactly what we wanted an then some. Her heart was in it! That made it even more special! Highly recommended by us!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
There are so many officiants out there who do weddings as a side job, but Debra is the real deal. First things first: Rev Debra Grow is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She dedicates her life to all of the duties that most officiants "act" like they are doing.

Debra has a wonderful structure to her in-person (and Skype) meetings that allowed my wife and I to design our ceremony just the way we wanted it to be, including what readings would be read and how our vows would be exchanged. One may think that it is too structured, but when the wedding day came for us, we saw that the venue operator was happy to just wing the whole thing. Debra stepped in and executed our ceremony perfectly and in a memorable way, adding her own words that touched many of our friends and family. All of that preparation and groundwork that we laid paid off. After the ceremony, Debra gave us a gift and posed for our wedding photos in what amounted to a perfect experience. Her follow-up email a couple of weeks later asking us to check in with her as the years go by was heart-warming, too.

Thanks Debra!
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Jessie Hilton
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Debra was awesome! She is so very kind and caring and she took my scattered ideas and put them together into a beautiful ceremony. We have had so many wonderful comments praising her and asking where she sermons!
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bandcmitchell
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Deb was very easy to work with. She listened to all of our ideas, and provided some more that seemed to fit better than what we had thought of. Deb is a very caring and professional person. We feel that Deb is more than our officiant, she is our friend. We will definitely recommend her for ANY couple getting married. She is fabulous!
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Misfittoy
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
As a wedding planner, I found Debra to be very warm and professional. Most Ministers and JPs don't even show up to the rehearsal and I am left to organize the rehearsal without knowing what the JP has planned. Many brides don't get the importance of contractinng the JP for the rehearsal as well as the ceremony so it never quite comes together. Debra made sure that everything was as it should be an the ceremony went off perfectly. She also took the time to connect with her audience as well as the bride and groom
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amyfitch814@comcast.net
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Debra on every level help us from start to end with the ceremony preparations and with meeting with her and dicussing what our ideas were she was open and flexible. Debra has passion for people and loves what she does, she has faith and compassion for marriage and believes in the unity of a couple. My suggestion is to be open to what she has to offer and listen to some suggestions she might have, as well as having the right person to marry Debra is a great minister officiant to have.
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cwaters
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Debra was amazing! We were so blessed to have her as our officiant. We felt so comfortable with her right from the start. We are so happy with how our ceremony went and we had several guests comment about how much they enjoyed it as well. We highly recommend Debra Grow.
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kcharest
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Debra was very flexible in helping us. She is extremely nice and professional. I would definitely recommend her to any one looking for someone to marry them.
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/28/2008
4.7/5.0
Debra Grow was the minister at our son, Jack's, Christening. Debra helped us plan a ceremony that was unique to our family and incorporated her own very special words and blessings with the blessings, speeches and readings of the God parents and family members.
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niclepicle
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.6/5.0
There is not enough that I can say about Debra!! She was wonderful; she was so thoughtful and truly cared about the two lives she was bringing together!! We put her thru a rain storm during our outside ceremony and she never even battered an eyelid!!! I can't thank her enough for being the wonderful person she is!! I would recommend Debra with the utmost confidence that you will be getting a magnificent Justice of the Peace, who really cares about the lives that she touches!!
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Justine
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.8/5.0
With the very first phone call and meeting, Bobby and I were very happy that we had been referred to Deb.
Our wedding was a Western Theme and she was very adaptable to our needs. She was able to keep our ceremony simple, yet appropriate.
We wanted to incorporate a 'Sand Ceremony' instead of a Unity Candle and Deb researched it and performed the ceremony perfectly.
Not only were Bobby and I VERY happy with Deb, numerous guests at our wedding let us know that they were very impressed and thought Deb was wonderful.
I would refer Deb in a heart beat.
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Doug
Wedding:
2/24/2007
4.9/5.0
Deb was fantastic, She is a joy to be around. She gave us a ceremony that was beyond what we thought it would be. I would encourage any couple getting married to meet with Deb.
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning

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