About American Marriage Ministries
Helping People Perform Marriage Since 2009
American Marriage Ministries is a non-profit, interfaith and non-denominational church, founded on July 4th, 2009. Our mission is to ensure that all people have the ability to exercise their right to solemnize marriage. As of August 4th, 2015, we have ordained over 250,156 AMM Ministers around the world.
We believe that choosing a life partner, and choosing someone to officially bless that union, is an inalienable right that belongs to all people. Your spiritual freedom is protected by the religious non-establishment clause of the 1st Amendment.
To protect the right of all people to perform marriage.
American Marriage Ministries is a church founded on three simple tenets:
- All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.
- It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.
- All people have the right to solemnize marriage.
American Marriage Ministries is governed by the officers of the AMM Church Board:
Glen Masa-Aki YoshiokaI founded American Marriage Ministries to establish a church that focused on enabling all people to be able to officiate weddings for their friends and family members, regardless of creed, sexual orientation, or background. The result is American Marriage Ministries.
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Outside of my duties as President of the AMM, I perform local improv and sketch comedy, canoe in the summer, juggle, unicycle, and otherwise keep myself busy in beautiful (even when it's raining) Seattle.
Dylan James WallAmerican Marriage Ministries is an empowering force to many different people, in many different ways. Some are ordained to perform a marriage for friends or a family member, others to conduct myriad services in their communities.
Our goal has always been to bring people together via ordination. As Vice President of AMM, I work to strengthen our global fellowship of ministers and provide new ministers the opportunity to start their congregations.
Marry and be merry!
Officer of the Church Board
Sara LachmanI am proud to serve on the board of American Marriage Ministries because I truly believe that everyone should have the right to marry the person they love, and be married by a person they love.
In addition to serving on the AMM board, I also work as a Youth Services Librarian in a public library, love to watch horror movies, read books written for teenagers, and play overly complicated board games.
Applying to become an AMM Minister is not a declaration of exclusive faith, it is an act of allowing our tenets to coexist with personal beliefs.
Belief Demographics of AMM Ministers*
*these statistics represent a 1% sample of AMM Ministers