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Meet the Speakers for AMM’s Chicago Wedding Officiant Education & Networking 2023 Seminar!

Published Tuesday, May. 16th, 2023

American Marriage Ministries is headed to Chicago!



Attention AMM Ministers and Wedding Officiants…


Meet our Chicago Speaker Panel! 



Scarlett Mullikin: Traveling Officiant, Founder of Natural Element Ceremonies
Liz Rae:  Writer, Officiant, Founder of LizRae & Co.
Bethel Nathan: Business Elevation Coach, Speaker, Educator
Jimmie Berguin:  Officiant, Educator, Hype Man
Lewis King:  AMM's Executive Director



This group of talented wedding officiants and expert entrepreneurs will be speaking at AMM’s Wedding Officiant Education & Networking in Chicago next month.


They’ll be giving advice on how to grow your officiant business, identify and attract your ideal couples, use social media to build your brand, network with other wedding vendors, create a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ couples, and much more.


You don’t want to miss it! Tickets are available now and going fast. Claim your seat for this exciting event here: 



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Chicago Panel Speakers (clockwise from top left: Jimmie Berguin; Scarlett Mullikin; Liz Rae; Bethel Nathan; Lewis King)




Scarlett Mullikin
Traveling Officiant, Founder of Natural Element Ceremonies


Scarlett is a traveling minister based in Kankakee County, Illinois. Scarlett was ordained with AMM in 2019 and has officiated nearly 200 weddings since. She founded Natural Element Ceremonies, an LGBTQ+ owned and operated small business, serving all of Illinois and Indiana, and beyond.
Scarlett understands that each individual couple’s love is distinct and special, and she encourages them to celebrate their marriage in their own way. An open and inclusive officiant, she welcomes to-be-weds from all walks of life to the altar. In addition to legal weddings, she offers commitment ceremonies and other services for those whom non traditional ceremonies fit best, such as those in polyamorous relationships or alternative lifestyles.



Wedding officiant Scarlett Mullikin

Rev. Scarlett




Liz Rae
Officiant, Founder of Liz Rae & Co.


Liz owns and operates Liz Rae & Co. and Vows Well Traveled - Elopement Planner, and specializes in unique, once-in-a-lifetime weddings, destination elopements, and inclusive unforgettable services for LGBTQ+ couples. She has officiated over 400 weddings on two continents in three different languages, and has a strong background in writing, public speaking, and story training. Liz Rae & Co. is based in Minneapolis, and has expanded with a thriving team of diverse officiants serving multiple cities, including Chicago, NYC, Los Angeles, Denver, Paris, London, and Barcelona. 



Wedding officiant Liz Rae

Officiant Liz Rae




Bethel Nathan
Business Elevation Coach, Officiant, Speaker, Educator


Bethel is a successful business owner, award-winning officiant, and WeddingPro Educator, and she knows how to build and run a successful wedding industry business. By focusing on her ideal couple and having a rave-worthy customer experience, as well as her strong support for marriage equality, Bethel has married over 1200 couples over the past 14 years, and has built up over 450 5-star reviews as Ceremonies by Bethel.


Combining her background in both large Wall Street investment banks and small businesses with her experience building her own wedding officiant business, Bethel also enjoys helping other wedding industry businesses grow and prosper as a business coach, industry speaker, and educator under Elevate by Bethel.



Wedding officiant Bethel Nathan

Officiant Bethel




Jimmie Berguin
Officiant, Educator, Hype Man


Jimmie has made a name for himself in the wedding industry and on social media (Officiant Jimmie) by officiating visually compelling wedding ceremonies that resonate with couples who want something exciting and different. He’s also become the face of AMM's recently launched Professional Wedding Officiant Certification course, raising the profile of wedding officiants across the country and promoting officiant best practices.



Wedding officiant Jimmie Berguin

Officiant Jimmie



Lewis King
AMM Executive Director


Lewis is AMM's Executive Director and has spent the past five years helping AMM keep up with its growing community of ministers, growing its outreach and education operations, and advocating for ministers across the country.



Lewis King headshot

AMM Exec. Director, Minister Lewis King





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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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