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Circle of Life Ministry

Lenexa , KS
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Greater Kansas City Area, Missouri and Kansas
Lenexa, KS US 66215 (map)

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913-991-8351

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ABOUT US

Congratulations! You’ve come to the right place for your wedding ceremony Officiant. I am Rev. Bonnie Kelly. For a modest fee with devoted service, I offer seculer and non-secular... Read more
Congratulations! You’ve come to the right place for your wedding ceremony Officiant. I am Rev. Bonnie Kelly. For a modest fee with devoted service, I offer seculer and non-secular ceremonies according to your preference. I offer many innovative ideas that make your ceremony unique, memorable, and inspirational; yet as traditional as you would like it to be. I take the stress out of planning the ceremony itself. If you do not have a wedding planner, I fully direct the rehearsal as well as all portions of the ceremony on your big day. I have an active interspiritual outreach ministry. Weddings are a joyous part of my work. Book your date quickly , as my calendar fills to capacity every wedding season! We will have fun planning your day! You deserve the quality attention you will receive from me, as your Officiant. Feel free to contact me for more information, or go to my web site for further details. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, in fact the majority of ceremonies I perform are at reception halls, parks, homes, backyards, or non-denominational settings.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely. Every detail of the ceremony is covered, and amended per the preferences of each couple. No detail is left to chance.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, plus I offer many choices of vows to help the couple either compose their own, or choose the vows that are just right for them.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have many to choose from, but the are optional.y Couples may provide readings they have found themselves. they may also invite friends or families to give the readings.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I do not. But I do offer two free sessions before the wedding for couples who might want to take advantage of that service.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Of course! I encourage rehearsals and perform them at no extra charge. A rehearsal takes much of the stress out of the main event! In my experience, many problems which have occurred during ceremonies were the direct result of not holding a rehearsal or at least a quick run-through.

REVIEWS

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Becky
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kelly was the first officiant my fiance and I met with and we immediately decided that we needn't look any further! Right away, we could tell that she was very organized. The main reason we booked with her though was that she's a "believer in rehearsals". The rehearsal is included in her fee and it made me feel a lot more confident that everything would go according to plan on the big day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Bonnie was great to work with. She is very organized and has so many options when it comes to your ceremony. Bonnie did a great job at our ceremony and I would highly recommend her!
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Tayne
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bonnie Kelly came highly recommended from my sister and brother-in law. She was great to work with, provided us with a great service that was uniquely our own, and worked with us to provide exactly the kind of service we wanted. A pleasure to deal with and have as our officiant.
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Eran + Aubs
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bonnie was the officiant for a wedding that we were doing photography and videography for. She was so kind and willing to work with us during the ceremony, and allowed us to move about in different locations so that we could capture the ceremony in a more intimate way.

We loved everything that she said to the couple who was getting married. You could tell that she really did her homework about the couple, and really took her time and put a lot of thought into what she was going to say to them. You could tell, without a doubt, that she really cared about the newlyweds and that she took her job as their officiant seriously.

We would HIGHLY recommend Rev. Bonnie to anyone, and we hope to someday work with her again in the future.

-Eran and Aubs Photography and Videography
www.eranandaubs.com
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melissa
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I just want to start out by saying bonnie is wonderful. She was organized and knew what she was doing every step of the way. She took the ceremony that loved so much and filled in the parts i didn't have and made it perfect. My husband and i are different region backgrounds as well are our families. Everyone was very pleased, i just can’t say enough. I have a bit of an unusual story and bonnie was with my family and i every step of the way. The day of my wedding i was very sick and ended up having to go to the ER. I was in there for about 4 hours Bonnie stayed the whole time i was gone and comforted my family at the time they need it the most. When i came back she modified the ceremony so that i didn't have to stand the whole time (i would have passed out) and added a prayer per my family’s request. My family, husband and i couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you again Bonnie and Ed for all that you did for my family.
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Brandi
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I was looking for an officiant who was flexible and would make our ceremony truly special and I found it! Bonnie was wonderful, from our first meeting I knew I could trust her! She has a great packet of options and lets you choose everything you want! She even had options I never heard of. We did a Mother's Rose Ceremony and a sand ceremony and even though it was extremely hot our guests loved it! Bonnie even went out of her way to find us a German Blessing. She always kept me updated and I never worried! Best of all she provided her own PA system so our guests could actually hear the ceremony! (We got married outside in our Vineyard). Thank you Bonnie for making our Ceremony Perfect!
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Brings Plenty
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Bonnie brought a great energy and presense into our wedding ceremony! She took the time to really get to know my (now) husband and I, was very open to our ideas of how we wanted our wedding day to go. She made everybody involved in our wedding feel comfortable, especially me, (the bride).

After several pre-wedding visits, we had gotten to know her husband, Ed quite well and were glad to have him jumping right in there to help where he could.

I would recommend Bonnie/Circle of Life Ministy to anyone who is looking for a positive, professional officiant!

Thank you Bonnie and Ed!

Sara-Ann and Mo Brings Plenty
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volleyball1688
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Bonnie came into our lives when we really needed her and she was there to give her help and advice when we needed it. She went through ALL the details of the wedding with us to make sure we thought of everything. She was there to counsel us and support us. She is not judgemental in any way. She performs all kinds of ceremonies no matter what your beliefs or religion is. She understands that people come from different walks of life. I would recommend her to everyone!!!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
From the start, Kyle and I knew we wanted a non-traditional officiant. We found Bonnie through weddingwire.com and were initially struck by her willingness to accommodate ANY style wedding. She encouraged us to share our ideas and didn’t push any of her preferences on us. She went over every single detail of the ceremony with us. She is amazingly fast at answering all emails! She was very flexible the day of the wedding when we had to have the rehearsal at 8:00am and the ceremony at 5:30pm, especially considering the venue was an hour away from her home. Her price was also very affordable. We loved how passionate and clear she spoke during the ceremony. She really made us feel like our day was special and not just another wedding ceremony.

One suggestion to Bonnie: we realize there’s a lot of details to keep track of for each couple and since Bonnie is so popular, we think Bonnie could develop more efficient method of keeping track of all the details and changes.
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Gayle
Wedding:
4/11/2009
4.9/5.0
Reverend Bonnie provides a variety of wonderful choices for the wedding ceremony and is very flexible. Our guests were very impressed and moved by her. She is awesome! I would highly recommend her.
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Circle of Life Ministry responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I do so much appreciate it. In order to always improve, how could I improve professionalism to a 5.0 do you think? It might not be possible since I am a friendly down-home person and I love my couples. That's how I conduct my ministry pretty much. But if you have any hints, they would be well accepted and very much appreciated. Perceptiion is important! Again, thank you and best wishes. Bonnie
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Nancye
Wedding:
5/14/2010
4.7/5.0
Bri and Bryon loved Bonnie from the get go. Unfortunately, Bonnie had knee surgery and was unable to perform the wedding. She referred us to Rev. Sherai St. Claire. She was wonderful. She made the ceremony very personal and related many things to Bri and Bryon. She was modern and up beat. Everyone asked where we found her. She was professional and personable with the guests. Even with a bouquet bobble she was PERFECT for our ceremony.
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Angie
Wedding:
8/7/2009
4.3/5.0
Bonnie was great. You could tell that she pays close attention to each couple.
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