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Professional Ministerial Services/Rent-a-Rev

Algonquin , IL
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LOCATION

1004 N. Harrison St.
Algonquin, IL 60102 US (map)

PHONE

847-854-1230

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ABOUT US

Rev. Jim Rehnberg is The Rent-a-Rev.
Together you are building a relationship.
Together we can express the meaning of that relationship.
Your wedding ceremony deserves... Read more
Rev. Jim Rehnberg is The Rent-a-Rev.
Together you are building a relationship.
Together we can express the meaning of that relationship.
Your wedding ceremony deserves the best attention and heart.
It is a public statement of a personal experience of love.
Welcome to an exploration of delight
with Reverend Jim Rehnberg.

"His comfortable, approachable style
has opened the creative flow for great
ideas with thousands of couples. Let
the celebration begin." 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?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This Rev was such a joy! He infused our ceremony with personalization, enthusiasm, wit fun and love! You would have thought he knew us all our lives.
He did such a great job our guests are still talking about it! He truly made the event and left us with such incredible memories!
You will not be disappointed! I highly recommend him!
This Rev was such a joy! He infused our ceremony with personalization, enthusiasm, wit fun and love! You would have Read more...
This Rev was such a joy! He infused our ceremony with personalization, enthusiasm, wit fun and love! You would have thought he knew us all our lives.
He did such a great job our guests are still talking about it! He truly made the event and left us with such incredible memories!
You will not be disappointed! I highly recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am not a fan of being the center of attention, so I was most nervous about the ceremony. However, Rev. Rehnberg lead the ceremony in such a way that it was the perfect mix of light/fun and deep/romantic, and I truly only focused on his words and my groom. The part I was most nervous about turned out to be my favorite part of the day! I was kept at ease the entire time (initial phone conversation, meetings, rehearsal, and, most importantly, the ceremony). He added the perfect personal touches to his words that made the ceremony specific to us but also general enough that everyone could relate. I received many compliments on the ceremony, and it was obvious everyone loved him! Thank you, Rev. Rehnberg, for making my wedding ceremony so beautiful and memorable!
I am not a fan of being the center of attention, so I was most nervous about the ceremony. However, Rev. Rehnberg lead the Read more...
I am not a fan of being the center of attention, so I was most nervous about the ceremony. However, Rev. Rehnberg lead the ceremony in such a way that it was the perfect mix of light/fun and deep/romantic, and I truly only focused on his words and my groom. The part I was most nervous about turned out to be my favorite part of the day! I was kept at ease the entire time (initial phone conversation, meetings, rehearsal, and, most importantly, the ceremony). He added the perfect personal touches to his words that made the ceremony specific to us but also general enough that everyone could relate. I received many compliments on the ceremony, and it was obvious everyone loved him! Thank you, Rev. Rehnberg, for making my wedding ceremony so beautiful and memorable! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Carrie
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
What an honor it was to have such a great man, Reverend Jim, preside over our ceremony.
He's truly is remarkable.
Our first communication with Reverend Jim was via telephone as we discussed the origins of our relationship and our feelings for one another.
After our initial conversation, we talked a few more times over the telephone, each time getting more and more familiar with one another.
We live out of state and wanted to meet with Reverend Jim, in-person, prior to our ceremony, to finalize the details.
We agreed to meet at a location halfway between where we were staying and Jim's home.
Immediately, as he walked into our meeting place, his smile personified his character.
Within seconds, he made us feel very welcomed and comfortable and his caring nature is clearly evident.
He was very open and inquisitive into our religious orientations and clearly accepting of all religions.
During our ceremony, August 31, 2014, Reverend Jim incorporated every aspect of every telephone call and meeting in the sermon and even threw in a few jokes about the groom's profession.
Standing up with him felt very comfortable and every one of our guests clearly enjoyed the ceremony as he had everyone in the room laughing at times.
After our ceremony, many of our guests asked us how we found Reverend Jim and commented on what a great ceremony he conducted.
It was really unbelievably comfortable and smooth experience with Reverend Jim.
We would not hesitate to give Reverend Jim AKA "Rent-A-Rev" our highest recommendation as not only a justice of the peace, but as a wonderful person.
What an honor it was to have such a great man, Reverend Jim, preside over our ceremony.
He's truly is remarkable. Read more...
What an honor it was to have such a great man, Reverend Jim, preside over our ceremony.
He's truly is remarkable.
Our first communication with Reverend Jim was via telephone as we discussed the origins of our relationship and our feelings for one another.
After our initial conversation, we talked a few more times over the telephone, each time getting more and more familiar with one another.
We live out of state and wanted to meet with Reverend Jim, in-person, prior to our ceremony, to finalize the details.
We agreed to meet at a location halfway between where we were staying and Jim's home.
Immediately, as he walked into our meeting place, his smile personified his character.
Within seconds, he made us feel very welcomed and comfortable and his caring nature is clearly evident.
He was very open and inquisitive into our religious orientations and clearly accepting of all religions.
During our ceremony, August 31, 2014, Reverend Jim incorporated every aspect of every telephone call and meeting in the sermon and even threw in a few jokes about the groom's profession.
Standing up with him felt very comfortable and every one of our guests clearly enjoyed the ceremony as he had everyone in the room laughing at times.
After our ceremony, many of our guests asked us how we found Reverend Jim and commented on what a great ceremony he conducted.
It was really unbelievably comfortable and smooth experience with Reverend Jim.
We would not hesitate to give Reverend Jim AKA "Rent-A-Rev" our highest recommendation as not only a justice of the peace, but as a wonderful person. Read less
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Bernie
Wedding:
7/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We were fortunate to have Reverand Jim, the "Rent-A-Rev", as our wedding officiant. Initially, we we looking for a judge or wedding officiant that could "get the job done" at a lower cost but we quickly came to realize that you indeed get what you (are willing to) pay for. While other officiants were more than capable of marrying us, Reverend Jim met with us for over an hour at a local hotel a few months prior to our wedding. He asked us questions and took the time to know us, our families, and how we met. Once we decided to enlist his services, he was easy to reach and responsive. He also checked in a week before the wedding to make sure everything was on track for the ceremony. On our wedding day, Reverend Jim was incredible with family and friends. He tailored the ceremony to us and made us feel at ease. He's a great public speaker and had our guests laughing and crying. It's obvious that Reverend Jim is passionate about his work as he comes across as a genuine, compassionate individual. We are happy to say he was a part of our wedding and will fondly remember his contribution.
We were fortunate to have Reverand Jim, the "Rent-A-Rev", as our wedding officiant. Initially, we we looking for a judge Read more...
We were fortunate to have Reverand Jim, the "Rent-A-Rev", as our wedding officiant. Initially, we we looking for a judge or wedding officiant that could "get the job done" at a lower cost but we quickly came to realize that you indeed get what you (are willing to) pay for. While other officiants were more than capable of marrying us, Reverend Jim met with us for over an hour at a local hotel a few months prior to our wedding. He asked us questions and took the time to know us, our families, and how we met. Once we decided to enlist his services, he was easy to reach and responsive. He also checked in a week before the wedding to make sure everything was on track for the ceremony. On our wedding day, Reverend Jim was incredible with family and friends. He tailored the ceremony to us and made us feel at ease. He's a great public speaker and had our guests laughing and crying. It's obvious that Reverend Jim is passionate about his work as he comes across as a genuine, compassionate individual. We are happy to say he was a part of our wedding and will fondly remember his contribution. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Rev Jim Rehnberg 10 stars, I would. Without a doubt, this was the very best choice we could have made for our officiant. People who attended our wedding at The Herrington Inn in Geneva, IL continue to rave about him. Every person asked if he was our current pastor and how long he had known us in order to be able to deliver the wonderful ceremony that he did.

The truth of the matter is that after spending a few hours with us on a sunny afternoon and getting to know our likes and dislikes, habits and feelings, and our wants and desires for our life together, Rev Jim put together a meaningful and touching ceremony that had us all both laughing and teary eyed from start to finish. He was truly outstanding. Please do not hesitate to work with "The Rent-A-Rev". It will be an experience worth every penny.
If I could give Rev Jim Rehnberg 10 stars, I would. Without a doubt, this was the very best choice we could have made for Read more...
If I could give Rev Jim Rehnberg 10 stars, I would. Without a doubt, this was the very best choice we could have made for our officiant. People who attended our wedding at The Herrington Inn in Geneva, IL continue to rave about him. Every person asked if he was our current pastor and how long he had known us in order to be able to deliver the wonderful ceremony that he did.

The truth of the matter is that after spending a few hours with us on a sunny afternoon and getting to know our likes and dislikes, habits and feelings, and our wants and desires for our life together, Rev Jim put together a meaningful and touching ceremony that had us all both laughing and teary eyed from start to finish. He was truly outstanding. Please do not hesitate to work with "The Rent-A-Rev". It will be an experience worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found Rev Jim through an advertisement in a bridal magazine and the name of his company, "Rent-A-Rev" immediately caught our attention. We set up an initial meeting with him and knew right away that he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. He spent the majority of the meeting getting to know my husband and I, learning about our families, careers, interests and talking about how we envisioned our wedding ceremony. He is experienced, organized and took a lot of notes to capture all of the details of our conversation.

Closer to the date of the wedding we met again to iron out the details and timing of the wedding ceremony. I was impressed that he remembered the fine points that we had discussed months earlier. My husband and I both come from divorced / blended families and he helped us navigate through some tricky family dynamics as it related to the ceremony with ease. He was also very helpful in guiding us through the format of the ceremony and we incorporated a couple of readings and a unity cup ritual that he suggested, which made our ceremony personal and unique.

Rev Jim led our wedding rehearsal and was skilled at corralling a very large wedding party, commanding everyone's attention and making sure everyone knew the drill before the big day. He married us on July 19, 2014 and the ceremony was perfect! Rev Jim made it very special, high energy and memorable. I highly recommend Rev Jim…you will not be disappointed!
My husband and I found Rev Jim through an advertisement in a bridal magazine and the name of his company, "Rent-A-Rev" Read more...
My husband and I found Rev Jim through an advertisement in a bridal magazine and the name of his company, "Rent-A-Rev" immediately caught our attention. We set up an initial meeting with him and knew right away that he would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. He spent the majority of the meeting getting to know my husband and I, learning about our families, careers, interests and talking about how we envisioned our wedding ceremony. He is experienced, organized and took a lot of notes to capture all of the details of our conversation.

Closer to the date of the wedding we met again to iron out the details and timing of the wedding ceremony. I was impressed that he remembered the fine points that we had discussed months earlier. My husband and I both come from divorced / blended families and he helped us navigate through some tricky family dynamics as it related to the ceremony with ease. He was also very helpful in guiding us through the format of the ceremony and we incorporated a couple of readings and a unity cup ritual that he suggested, which made our ceremony personal and unique.

Rev Jim led our wedding rehearsal and was skilled at corralling a very large wedding party, commanding everyone's attention and making sure everyone knew the drill before the big day. He married us on July 19, 2014 and the ceremony was perfect! Rev Jim made it very special, high energy and memorable. I highly recommend Rev Jim…you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We got Rev Jim's name from a friend who used him and raved about how he did the ceremony. So we inquired about him too. He came to our home and spent a few hours with us asking us questions about how we met and things important in our lives. he asked about our families and our background. On the day of the wedding, we got married outside in our front yard, he was so calming and made sure everything went well. Our guests and families LOVED him!!! They thought it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to. He made the ceremony so personal like he had known us all our lives. He was so funny and friendly to everyone...and very professional. He even recommended a string quartet for us and they were amazing!!!! Would highly recommend him and the price was so affordable. Loved him!!!
We got Rev Jim's name from a friend who used him and raved about how he did the ceremony. So we inquired about him too. He Read more...
We got Rev Jim's name from a friend who used him and raved about how he did the ceremony. So we inquired about him too. He came to our home and spent a few hours with us asking us questions about how we met and things important in our lives. he asked about our families and our background. On the day of the wedding, we got married outside in our front yard, he was so calming and made sure everything went well. Our guests and families LOVED him!!! They thought it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to. He made the ceremony so personal like he had known us all our lives. He was so funny and friendly to everyone...and very professional. He even recommended a string quartet for us and they were amazing!!!! Would highly recommend him and the price was so affordable. Loved him!!! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Back when I was 9 years old, I saw Rev. Jim marry my cousin. In the moments of her vows, she got emotional, and really started to loose it. Jim picked up on this immediately, and made a joke mid vows that made her laugh, and lighten the mood for everyone. I immediately knew Jim would someday marry me. And just last week, he did! Besides being a very close family friend, he sat down and chatted with my fiance and I for over an hour, got to know us, and made our ceremony amazingly personal. The most complements I got all day at my wedding was how amazing our Reverend was. And I couldn't agree more. Thank you Jim, you melted all of my nerves away! We love you!
Back when I was 9 years old, I saw Rev. Jim marry my cousin. In the moments of her vows, she got emotional, and really Read more...
Back when I was 9 years old, I saw Rev. Jim marry my cousin. In the moments of her vows, she got emotional, and really started to loose it. Jim picked up on this immediately, and made a joke mid vows that made her laugh, and lighten the mood for everyone. I immediately knew Jim would someday marry me. And just last week, he did! Besides being a very close family friend, he sat down and chatted with my fiance and I for over an hour, got to know us, and made our ceremony amazingly personal. The most complements I got all day at my wedding was how amazing our Reverend was. And I couldn't agree more. Thank you Jim, you melted all of my nerves away! We love you! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jim renewed our vows for our 10 year anniversary at Navy Pier in Chicago. It was a surprise for my wife as Jim and I had planned everything without her knowledge. I could not have asked for a more personal and professional ceremony. Jim made our 10 year renewal more personal than our original vows. Jim took the time to get to know us and he made the ceremony all about our journey together as husband and wife. My wife and I were blown away and it will be an experience we will never forget. Jim’s passion for personal relationships and genuine desire to join the lives of two loving individuals as one really shines. I will drive to Chicago again to renew our vows, as I do not know how anyone could top what Jim was able to do for us.
Thank you Rev. Jim for giving us an immeasurable gift. We are truly thankful.
So if you are looking for someone for a wedding or vow renewal and want someone who cares and treats you as a lifetime friend, then look up Rev. Jim! You will not be disappointed.
Rev. Jim renewed our vows for our 10 year anniversary at Navy Pier in Chicago. It was a surprise for my wife as Jim and I Read more...
Rev. Jim renewed our vows for our 10 year anniversary at Navy Pier in Chicago. It was a surprise for my wife as Jim and I had planned everything without her knowledge. I could not have asked for a more personal and professional ceremony. Jim made our 10 year renewal more personal than our original vows. Jim took the time to get to know us and he made the ceremony all about our journey together as husband and wife. My wife and I were blown away and it will be an experience we will never forget. Jim’s passion for personal relationships and genuine desire to join the lives of two loving individuals as one really shines. I will drive to Chicago again to renew our vows, as I do not know how anyone could top what Jim was able to do for us.
Thank you Rev. Jim for giving us an immeasurable gift. We are truly thankful.
So if you are looking for someone for a wedding or vow renewal and want someone who cares and treats you as a lifetime friend, then look up Rev. Jim! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Dennis and Donna
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Jim was wonderful! He makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. He takes his time with you and gets to know you which really helps out with making you feel comfortable with him through all the process. He is very personable yet very professional. We highly recommend him!
Jim was wonderful! He makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. He takes his time with you and gets to know you which Read more...
Jim was wonderful! He makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. He takes his time with you and gets to know you which really helps out with making you feel comfortable with him through all the process. He is very personable yet very professional. We highly recommend him! Read less
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