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Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson - MN, WI, IA, SD, ND, IL, MI, NE

Woodbury , MN
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LOCATION

Box 25727
Woodbury, MN US 55125 (map)

PHONE

651-731-7580

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ABOUT US

Experience the creativity, heartfelt warmth
and professionalism of Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson.
Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson is an author and publisher with over 30 years of experience as... Read more
Experience the creativity, heartfelt warmth
and professionalism of Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson.
Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson is an author and publisher with over 30 years of experience as an ordained minister and wedding officiant. Rev. Frank will go the extra mile to personalize your ceremony and officate with warmth, humor and eloquence. He has a way of helping everyone, especially the two of you, feel relaxed and joyful during the rehearsal and ceremony. Your wedding guests will comment on how personal, exceptional, and memorable your ceremony was. Rev. Frank offers a free, introductory meeting over a cup of coffee to give you a chance to get acquainted with him and learn about the unique services he offers. Learn more at www.RevFrank.com.
"My husband and I are so lucky to have found Rev. Frank! We knew instantly that he was the perfect fit."
Rev. Frank also offers a marriage preparation course that qualifies for you to receive a $75 discount off the cost of your marriage license. Visit www.MnMarriagePreparation.com to learn more. This same course is now available in a digital format, so you can complete the entire course in the privacy and comfort of your own home by using laptops or mobile devices and complete the course at your own pace and schedule. Learn more at www.OnlineMarriagePreparation.com. Rebecca Petersen recently posted this about the online eCourse on facebook:

Wow, Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson! Your session is like a superior coaching session to perform at maximum level in our relationship and marriage!! We were a little intimidated when we started this adventure. Would we find out we're not as compatible as we think we are? Would we discover issues we couldn't overcome? WHAT A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Your course hit on so many topics that we hadn't considered, but it was not scary or intimidating. We are absolutely delighted to have had the privilege to participate in this course and we're looking forward to using your suggestions for any issues in the future. Thank you so much for offering such an amazing - and convenient - course. 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, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was simply amazing! He tailored our ceremony to us as a couple. Rev. Frank is professional, very punctual, committed, and takes his time on you. He did a fantastic job at our ceremony as well as rehearsal. He is very organized and will do anything he can to make your day just right, as well as memorable. Thank you Rev. Frank for a beautiful ceremony!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Frank was such a pleasure to work with! He built our ceremony based on what we wanted as a couple for our wedding. He also made the ceremony very unique and personable for everyone there. Numerous guests asked us where we found him! We highly recommend Reverend Frank for your ceremony. :)
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Juliana
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was everything we were looking for in an officiant. We did our pre-marital prep classes with him (TalkPoints) and also had him officiating the ceremony. Guests are still telling me a month later that the ceremony was beautiful! We were able to go through the ceremony and personalize it before the wedding so it fit my husband and I perfectly. We couldn't be happier with Rev. Frank!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Highly recomend to take his marriage course! It was by far both of our favorite part of wedding planning!
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Frank is FANTASTIC! We worked with Rev.Frank on our marriage prep and he also performed our wedding ceremony. We couldn’t have been any happier with both the marriage prep and the officiating of our ceremony; he truly made both experiences memorable.

Marriage Preparation: We really appreciated how Rev. Frank guides each couple through the marriage preparation, but allowed each couple to make what they want of it. Additionally, we felt the topics were very relevant topics for a couple to talk through before entering marriage.

Marriage Ceremony Officiant: We still receive compliments from ours guests about how personable, unique and heartfelt our ceremony was. We really liked how Reverend Frank worked with us to customize our ceremony exactly how we wanted it and we were able to preview the ceremony on paper before our big day. Our only regret is that we didn’t book a videographer so that we could see our ceremony again!

If you are looking for both a marriage prep program and/or wedding officiant, do yourself a favor and meet Rev. Frank. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We interviewed one other officiant before finding Rev. Frank and we were pleasantly surprised after meeting with him. During our initial meeting and throughout the whole process he was very professional, organized and always willing to make the ceremony how we wanted it to be. We also did the pre-marital classes which were very helpful and added to our positive experience. And the ceremony was great! Thank you Rev. Frank for being our officiant and for all of your guidance and help along the way. We would highly recommend Rev. Frank as an officiant.
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Greg and Jolene
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was our officiant for our wedding and we decided to take his pre-marital course as well and all was worth it. He offered us his internet course and it was very beneficial for us both. It was very well explained and easy to work through together. As far as our ceremony and rehearsal, Rev. Frank was always promptly on time and easy to work with. He was always prepared and worked hard to give us a great ceremony and communicated well with his plans on how the ceremony would go. We had received many comments from guests at our wedding of how good the ceremony and wedding was. If he is available for your day, we would highly recommend you consider Rev, Frank.
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Katie
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Frank made our wedding ceremony so special and it was so unique to us and our beliefs. We got so many compliments and we loved all the special touches he added in to make our day special.
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Michael
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Frank is great. He really made our wedding ceremony unique with all of his personal touches. He was very flexible and was willing to work with us to shape the wedding ceremony so that it was just the way we wanted it. You can tell that he's been doing this for a long time and that he's a total professional.

We also took the private marriage prep counselling with Reverend Frank. He's a former church pastor, and we think that helps him be a great teacher. He's got a lot of experience from counselling other people. We felt that he genuinely cared about us.

We definitely recommend Reverend Frank for both counselling and as a wedding officiant.
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Anne Marie
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Reverand Dr. Frank Nelson, other then he was the best and we were so blessed to have him Marry us, he made it so personal and was such a good leader at the wedding rehearsal, he was willing to meet up to talk and discuss things whenever we needed him, and he offers a great pre-marritable counceling/reading sessions. He made everything that much better, in fact we got so many compliments on him that I was overwhelmed with how great he was and is! If you chose him to marry you, you will be so happy that you did and I really don't think you will be able to find a better officiant. Thank you again Rev. Nelson, we are so greatful for you! Love Anne & Jason
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Kim
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Frank Nelson was spiritual, but not stiff or stuffy; he was funny and animated but reverent; he was flexible and communicative with us during our fast-paced schedule and planning. His preliminary conselling process elicited our beliefs and feelings for eachother in such a comfortable way, we knew we had the right officiant for us. He wove our words together with his to create a beautiful ceremony and vows that were so personal -- many of our guests commented on how intimate and special it was. He worked with us to involve our children and to find symbols that reflected our values and interests. He was awesome! Kim Evers, St Paul
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are grateful we met Rev. Frank. He was amazing and personalized our ceremony to not only bring out our personalities, but to make it better than we could have asked for.

We participated in the premarital counseling, which was a great opportunity for us to not only dig deeper into subject we thought we had covered (after dating for 5 years while in our thirties) but also for Rev. Frank to get to know us.

You can tell uniting people in marriage is Rev. Frank's passion and he will go out of his way to make your day exactly what you want it. We highly recommend him.

Also, I should mention that we received countless compliments from our guests on our ceremony, including "best wedding ever" multiple times. It lasted about 20 - 30 minutes, and was a very special time. I loved it.
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was amazing to work with. He was able to give us the exact ceremony that we wanted and was able to personalize it even though he had only met us once, in person, before the day of our wedding. He was very easy to get a hold of via phone and email and provided ideas for readings and the general planning and flow of the ceremony. We received so many compliments from our guests. He was able to keep the ceremony light while still making it very meaningful. I would recommend him in an instant to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding.

Thanks Rev. Frank for helping to make our day so wonderful!
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Frank did a wonderful job with my husband and I's wedding. He is a very kind and understanding person and provided us with a very personal, intimate wedding ceremony. In addition, he provides marriage preparation classes that were quite helpful, both for us as a couple and in crafting our ceremony to make it a more unique experience from the 'standard template' that I have seen in the past.

I can't thank Rev Frank enough!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed our time working with Rev. Frank both in planning our wedding ceremony and in marriage preparation sessions. He created a beautiful ceremony for us that was unique to our style, relationship, and values. The meetings with Rev. Frank were well organized with lots of valuable content and the environment was open minded and relaxed. I have recommended Rev. Frank to friends and will continue to speak highly of him as do the guests at our wedding.
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Erika
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank provided premarital counseling and then officiated our wedding on 8/27/11. It was AMAZING! He created a ceremony that is so unique, we got a million compliments. People were saying it was the best wedding ceremony they have seen because of how unique it was. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an officiant.
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Abby
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was everything we could have asked for in an officiant. He took the time to really get to know us and catered everything to our needs and desires. We would definitely recommend Rev. Frank to anyone!!
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Tina and Rob
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Frank was wonderful with the pre-wedding counseling as well as including our children in the ceremony. He had everyone laughing during the ceremony, and we love the thoughtful gifts he gave us!
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Garrett and Anne
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was wonderful to work with. Our wedding ceremony was incredibly meaningful and personal to us as a couple. Many people that attended our wedding said it was the most meaningful loving ceremony they have seen. Rev. Frank will work with you to create a day you will remember forever.
Garrett and Anne
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Adam
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife Angela and I had an interfaith wedding that we had to plan from afar. Reverend Frank was not only accomodating but became close to us personally and we still keep in touch. He is a kind, caring man who understands the tone and touch to give to a ceremony and we were lucky to have him.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was really great to work with and we got so many compliments on the ceremony from all of our family and friends!

Evan & Renee
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Jenifer and Chuck
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We were blessed to find Rev Frank to be our Officiant for our wedding. We were looking for an officiant that would honor our faith outside of a church setting. It was a perfect match. Our wedding was an outdoor wedding in a vineyard. Rev Frank match his message to our setting and our history as a couple and it was wonderful. Many commented that the service was perfect and they thought we had known Rev Frank for years. Even though we met just month earlier.

We enjoyed going through the TalkPoints for engaged couples book. While there were many areas my husband and I had already discussed there were new areas the book guided us through. This helped us feel even closer together as a couple.

From day one we really connected with Rev Frank, especially my husband. Which is nice when so much of a wedding is focused on the brides wishes, having an officiant that my husband connected with was a joy. Rev Frank's personal approach and caring demeanor is evident. To this day, 3 years later, we still stay in touch.
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Dan
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was fantastic! He was more than just our officiant, he was a real blessing. He listened to our needs and made us feel extremely comfortable. Getting married can be stressful and Frank was always there to help guide us along the way. He helped us create an incredible memory and he will always be remembered!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was extremely accommodating to our needs, as we were living out of state. He was able to discuss much of our thoughts on marriage through online video conferencing. It made our in-person visits more comfortable.

Additionally, Rev. Frank listed to our every want and wish in regards to our service. Nothing came as a surprise to us, and everything went as smooth as could be.
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank was wonderful to work with. He truly cared about us as a couple, but also as individuals. The classes we took with him before our wedding were very helpful in realizing our different personalities and backgrounds, and why we work well together as a couple. The classes also helped us determine the differences we have and how best to learn from them. The wedding itself was wonderful, as Rev. Frank is a true professional. He relates well to the guests and it really shows how well he has come to know the couple he is marrying. He also has a great sense of humor which makes it fun too! We would definitely recommend Rev. Frank to anyone who is looking for marriage classes as well as a wedding officiant.
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Frank is amazing. We were given his name as a reference from a friend of ours, and we are so thankful that they did. He was very professional, and he has a very warm personality that we knew would be perfect in our ceremony. We still consider him a very good friend, and send him a Christmas card every year. I would absolutely recommend him to a friend.
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Mollie and Tim
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Rev. Frank we knew this would be a perfect fit! He was very kind, polite, and professional. He really listened to us both equally, taking the time to get to know us. He took what we both said and created the most beautiful and personal wedding vows. We could not of asked for anything more! Next to my bed is a small wooden heart he crafted for us and gave to us during our wedding. I look at it every day and not only think of our vows and our love for one another but also I think of Rev. Frank and what an amazng man he is! We will never forget our wedding day!! Thank you Rev. Frank!
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Tatum
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Frank was absolutely great to work with. He met with us a bunch of times before our wedding day to get to know us, and counsel us about what marrige means. He was flexible with his meeting times and even came to our home to do them. When it came time for the rehearsal and the actual wedding, he was prompt, professional, and endearing. The message during the ceremony was perfect... we even had guests come up to us afterward telling us that they really loved what Rev Frank had to say. My husband and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking for an officiant for thier wedding.
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Blake
Wedding:
8/10/2012
4.9/5.0
Rev. Frank is a bit on the pricey side, but he was a perfect fit for our wedding. We took his marriage classes before hand, so we had some time to get to know each other. It was clear at our wedding that he took a lot of time to consider who we were as individuals and what type of wedding service would fit us and our personalities best. He was caring, funny, touching and light hearted. A perfect fit four our special day. I would highly recommend him, and recommend taking his classes before hand. He is a person worth getting to know!
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Dannielle
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev. Dr. Frank Nelson was quite possibly the best choice we made for the wedding. Not only was he incredibly heartwarming, friendly and kind but also quite patient and well organized. Prior to the wedding he put together our ceremony in a well-timed manner and incorporated many personalized quotes from our marriage counseling sessions into the ceremony. This enabled our wedding to have the personal element I so desperately yearned for.
As for the day of the ceremony, we had few somewhat chaotic moments including the best man who was went missing and was absent during the rehearsal. He was able to come up with immediate solutions to situation and kept everyone calm. His serene demeanor kept the wedding together and helped smooth the entire event.
Additionally, prior to the wedding ceremony, he spent quite a bit of time talking with our families. Every single person commented on how nice he was and that they were very happy with his service.
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Patrick
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.8/5.0
Rev. Nelson is great! Not only did we enjoy his preparation and professionalism, so did all of our guests! Everyone thought his remarks during the ceremony were memorable and appropriate. Great experience all the way around.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Rev. Frank was a pleasure to work with. He made us fell comfortable throughout the process and provided useful guidance for us to use throughout our lives and our marriage. The ceremony was outstanding and Rev. Frank was well-prepared and conducted it beautifully. After the ceremony, we received numerous complements from our family and friends. We would highly recommend Rev. Frank!
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Marilyn
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.6/5.0
Our experience with Reverend Frank surpassed our expectations. While we weren't originally planning on taking the pre-marriage course with him, we are so glad we did! We learned so much more about each other. His approach is to provide a non-threatening environment, where the couple can feel free to be completely open and honest with each other. He helped us to acknowledge each other's differences and in fact celebrate them. We still have our work book and refer back to it when necessary. The day of our wedding was incredibly special and much of that was due to Reverend Frank. He provided us with a beautiful ceremony and really helped to take charge so that everything went off smoothly.
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