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Reverend Barger

Windsor , CO
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Windsor, CO 80550 US (map)

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970-218-2692

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ABOUT US

My name is Mike. I am a Colorado native, born and raised, and I have lived in the Loveland & Windsor area since 1971. I am 47 years old - the youngest son of an Adventist Christian... Read more
My name is Mike. I am a Colorado native, born and raised, and I have lived in the Loveland & Windsor area since 1971. I am 47 years old - the youngest son of an Adventist Christian minister. I have been happily married for over 20 years and believe in the sanctity of marriage. I am also a father, and even a grandfather.

I attended a Jesuit University, and while my degree is not in theology, I did complete extensive coursework in religious studies before becoming ordained. Pursuing my ordination was not a decision I took lightly and it was not something I did to make money. I was ordained for many years before I ever performed a single wedding, and even then it was only at the request of a close family member that I did so. After doing several weddings for friends and family, I realized how much joy I could help bring to couples in love and I have been doing it ever since.

I am aware that the church is not for everyone, and I completely understand the need many people feel to be spiritual without the confinement of beliefs that an orthodox church might impose. I am open-minded and will gladly work with couples of all faiths. I welcome working with those who choose not to be formally religious. And completely non-religious ceremonies, as well as spiritual and inter-faith ceremonies, are all fine with me. It's your day; let's do things your way.

Every bride has a mental image of her wedding day. And I hope to help her make that image reality. I prepare every ceremony specific to the couple getting married. I encourage your active involvement and ideas. I never use a pre-written script. I certainly can offer many traditional readings and blessings for your consideration, but I will make every ceremony unique. Tell me what you want and let's make it happen.

I thoroughly enjoy performing weddings for couples in love. I am honored to be a part of your big day. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CO

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billi
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mike was great! We had added a different spin where others do a unity candle or sand, and Rev. Mike wrote out a great explanation of what we were doing, based off of our simple explanation to him. Our guests made many positive comments about our ceremony which he did a great job of tailoring to us. We really could not have asked for a better officiant!
Rev. Mike was great! We had added a different spin where others do a unity candle or sand, and Rev. Mike wrote out a great Read more...
Rev. Mike was great! We had added a different spin where others do a unity candle or sand, and Rev. Mike wrote out a great explanation of what we were doing, based off of our simple explanation to him. Our guests made many positive comments about our ceremony which he did a great job of tailoring to us. We really could not have asked for a better officiant! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
10/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I will be honest. Rev Barger was not my first choice; I had anticipated and expected to be working with another officiant, but a last minute family emergency occurred and she instead sent my payment and all of the work we had done on the ceremony to Rev. Barger.

With less than a month to prepare, Rev Barger went through every note we made and communicated with me and my husband multiple times before the rehersal. At the rehearsal I was very frazzled and frustrated, but he took charge and made sure we stepped through each part of the ceremony and walking before we left.

At the wedding, he was phenomenal. I was so pleased with service and the way he presented it, the fact that he completely understood what we had been working on for month with our original officiant. He was very calming and everything ran so fluidly.

I am eternally grateful that Rev. Barger took on our wedding at the last minute, and so appreciative to my original officiant for arranging such a fantastic person to take their place.
I will be honest. Rev Barger was not my first choice; I had anticipated and expected to be working with another officiant, Read more...
I will be honest. Rev Barger was not my first choice; I had anticipated and expected to be working with another officiant, but a last minute family emergency occurred and she instead sent my payment and all of the work we had done on the ceremony to Rev. Barger.

With less than a month to prepare, Rev Barger went through every note we made and communicated with me and my husband multiple times before the rehersal. At the rehearsal I was very frazzled and frustrated, but he took charge and made sure we stepped through each part of the ceremony and walking before we left.

At the wedding, he was phenomenal. I was so pleased with service and the way he presented it, the fact that he completely understood what we had been working on for month with our original officiant. He was very calming and everything ran so fluidly.

I am eternally grateful that Rev. Barger took on our wedding at the last minute, and so appreciative to my original officiant for arranging such a fantastic person to take their place. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.9/5.0
Reverend Mike was our wedding officiant in September 2014 in Boulder, Co. He helped us pick our readings and create our wedding vows and we are so thankful for his expertise! We had open communication throughout the planning process and everything felt so easy and went so smoothly on the wedding day. We highly recommend Reverend Mike as a wedding officiant!
Reverend Mike was our wedding officiant in September 2014 in Boulder, Co. He helped us pick our readings and create our Read more...
Reverend Mike was our wedding officiant in September 2014 in Boulder, Co. He helped us pick our readings and create our wedding vows and we are so thankful for his expertise! We had open communication throughout the planning process and everything felt so easy and went so smoothly on the wedding day. We highly recommend Reverend Mike as a wedding officiant! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike made our unconventional wedding perfect. He was willing to drive to 7,500 feet and stand outdoors. He then delivered a beautiful ceremony. I tear up just thinking about it! Nobody could have done better!
Mike made our unconventional wedding perfect. He was willing to drive to 7,500 feet and stand outdoors. He then delivered Read more...
Mike made our unconventional wedding perfect. He was willing to drive to 7,500 feet and stand outdoors. He then delivered a beautiful ceremony. I tear up just thinking about it! Nobody could have done better! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barger was a dream officiant for us. We have no religious affiliation, and really didn't want much traditionalism, but still wanted professionalism and eloquence. We spoke to SO MANY officiants and were disappointed by so many. From my first e-mail, to the good-bye after the ceremony Reverend Barger was a dream to work with. He was also affordable, timely, extremely friendly, he incorporated everything I asked for in a creative and beautiful way. I will never forget my ceremony and he made that happen. So happy, and would definitely recommend him to other brides and grooms!
Reverend Barger was a dream officiant for us. We have no religious affiliation, and really didn't want much Read more...
Reverend Barger was a dream officiant for us. We have no religious affiliation, and really didn't want much traditionalism, but still wanted professionalism and eloquence. We spoke to SO MANY officiants and were disappointed by so many. From my first e-mail, to the good-bye after the ceremony Reverend Barger was a dream to work with. He was also affordable, timely, extremely friendly, he incorporated everything I asked for in a creative and beautiful way. I will never forget my ceremony and he made that happen. So happy, and would definitely recommend him to other brides and grooms! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Reverend Mike Barger did a beautiful job with our ceremony. He wrote everything out for us and helped us pick out some beatiful vows. At the end of the ceremony every one was asking if we had written them our selves. He is very reasonably priced and doesn't charge for a rehersal unless you have one.
Reverend Mike Barger did a beautiful job with our ceremony. He wrote everything out for us and helped us pick out some Read more...
Reverend Mike Barger did a beautiful job with our ceremony. He wrote everything out for us and helped us pick out some beatiful vows. At the end of the ceremony every one was asking if we had written them our selves. He is very reasonably priced and doesn't charge for a rehersal unless you have one. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barger was an amazing part of our wonderful day. He took so much time to get to know us and make our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it. Our guests commented on what a great job he did! He was very professional but we felt like he was part of the family by the end of our whole experience.
Reverend Barger was an amazing part of our wonderful day. He took so much time to get to know us and make our ceremony Read more...
Reverend Barger was an amazing part of our wonderful day. He took so much time to get to know us and make our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it. Our guests commented on what a great job he did! He was very professional but we felt like he was part of the family by the end of our whole experience. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have found a better officiant - period! I was looking for someone that I could feel comfortable with that was also comfortable performing a non-religious ceremony that was still spiritual and meaningful but personal, not cookie cutter. He was instrumental in helping us find all the right words - readings, blessings, etc. I've received complements from our guests that the ceremony was so different, perfect and unique.
I couldn't have found a better officiant - period! I was looking for someone that I could feel comfortable with that was Read more...
I couldn't have found a better officiant - period! I was looking for someone that I could feel comfortable with that was also comfortable performing a non-religious ceremony that was still spiritual and meaningful but personal, not cookie cutter. He was instrumental in helping us find all the right words - readings, blessings, etc. I've received complements from our guests that the ceremony was so different, perfect and unique. Read less
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stephen942
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Mike was awesome. He was so nice to work with. He had a great sense of humor. But most importantly, he just gets it - he understood what we wanted and never told us what to do. No matter what question we asked, his answer was never No. He would always give us options or ideas to make it happen. We wanted to do some creative stuff, and instead of looking at us like we were silly, he got involved and wanted to be an active part of everything. He ever helped us out when we played a prank on my dad at the wedding rehearsal. We talked to half a dozen ministers before we chosen Reverend Mike, and he was the only choice. He was terrific and our wedding was perfect. Thanks!
Reverend Mike was awesome. He was so nice to work with. He had a great sense of humor. But most importantly, he just gets Read more...
Reverend Mike was awesome. He was so nice to work with. He had a great sense of humor. But most importantly, he just gets it - he understood what we wanted and never told us what to do. No matter what question we asked, his answer was never No. He would always give us options or ideas to make it happen. We wanted to do some creative stuff, and instead of looking at us like we were silly, he got involved and wanted to be an active part of everything. He ever helped us out when we played a prank on my dad at the wedding rehearsal. We talked to half a dozen ministers before we chosen Reverend Mike, and he was the only choice. He was terrific and our wedding was perfect. Thanks! Read less
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Marcy
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Barger was awesome. He made or memories of our wedding something we will never forget. He was wonderful. He worked with us and did what we wanted. He was very flexible but also gave us ideas.
I will let anyone know that is in the market for someone to marry them to choose him.
Thanks again Rev Barger
Reverend Barger was awesome. He made or memories of our wedding something we will never forget. He was wonderful. He Read more...
Reverend Barger was awesome. He made or memories of our wedding something we will never forget. He was wonderful. He worked with us and did what we wanted. He was very flexible but also gave us ideas.
I will let anyone know that is in the market for someone to marry them to choose him.
Thanks again Rev Barger Read less
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