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Meet the Speakers for AMM’s Officiant Accelerator: Phoenix / Tempe Seminar

Published Wednesday, Aug. 2nd, 2023

Attention Arizona Wedding Officiants! AMM’s Officiant Accelerator training and networking seminar is headed your way…


Meet the Speakers for this exciting event and reserve your ticket today! 


We’re taking our Officiant Accelerator event series on the road and will be landing in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 20th, 2023.


Related: AMM’s Officiant Accelerator Training Seminar: New Website & Dates Announced!


Join us for a full day of officiant-focused education and networking, including presentations from expert wedding officiants, unity ritual demonstrations, advice on how to grow a successful professional officiant business, a lively Q&A session with the experts, and conversation and refreshments with other local officiants! 








Promotional photo shows mountains and a city skyline in Arizona with text about the upcoming event overlaid: Officiant Accelerator / Tempe / Phoenix / September 20th, 2023 / 8:30am to 5pm / Hyatt Place Tempe Phoenix Airport




Meet the Speakers 

Your ticket to Officiant Accelerator: Tempe / Phoenix includes detailed presentations from these incredible officiants, followed by an interactive Q&A session. These experienced professionals will share their specialized knowledge to help you become a more confident and successful wedding officiant and grow your wedding officiant business. 


  • Cherise Klosner: Officiant, Business Owner, Storyteller
  • Josh Fagel: Wedding Tech Wiz, Business Development
  • Bethel Nathan: Business Elevation Coach, Speaker, Educator
  • Jimmie Berguin: Officiant, Educator, Hype Man
  • Lewis King: AMM's Executive Director 


(Additional speakers TBA)


To learn more about the Officiant Accelerator series and future events, visit the Officiant Accelerator website. 


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Photo of Officiant Cherise Klosner, standing in a light moss green jump suit, smiling toward the camera


Cherise Klosner
Officiant, Business Owner, Storyteller

Cherise is the passionate owner and lead officiant of Another One Ties The Knot. Cherise discovered her calling in the world of wedding officiating in 2018 when she officiated her very first ceremony. From that moment on, she fell in love with the art of storytelling and its power to unite couples in love.

Having experienced the magic of her own love story, Cherise is deeply committed to helping others celebrate their unique journeys. She understands that each couple's love story is one-of-a-kind, and her ultimate goal is to ensure that their special day is a reflection of their personalities, values, and dreams.

As the heart and soul of Another One Ties The Knot, Cherise Klosner is dedicated to making each wedding ceremony a cherished and unforgettable experience. With her storytelling prowess, she weaves together words of love, hope, and commitment, leaving the couple and their guests touched by the magic of their love story.


Cherise is based in Lakewood, Washington, and serves couples throughout the Pacific Northwest. 


Find Cherise online: Instagram / Facebook / Website / WeddingWire / The Knot





Josh Fagel

Wedding Tech Wiz, Business Development


Josh Fagel is the Head of Business Development and a member of the founding team of Provenance, the first wedding technology company that helps officiants and their couples collaboratively design personalized Wedding Ceremonies and Vows fit for the modern wedding. Along with a team of experienced (and AMM-ordained!) officiants, Josh has spent years interviewing officiants, engaged couples, wedding planners, and other stakeholders to inform how Provenance’s suite of tools can best help alleviate the pain points we wedding professionals commonly face.

Originally from San Francisco, Josh graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Economics and Creative Writing. He has been an investor and operator in the technology sector ever since. Josh is also a 2024 groom and is planning his wedding in nearby Tucson, Arizona!





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. Focusing on her ideal couple and having a rave-worthy customer experience, as well as her strong support for marriage equality, Bethel has now 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. 


Bethel is based in San Diego, California, and serves couples in the San Diego and Temecula area and beyond.


Take Elevate by Bethel's Business of Officiating Course

Find Bethel online: Instagram / Facebook / WeddingWire / The Knot




Wedding Officiant Jimmie Berguin stands smiling in front of the camera, with his hands in his pockets, in front of a gorgeous mountain view with early morning sun


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 Professional Wedding Officiant Certification course, raising the profile of wedding officiants across the country and promoting officiant best practices. 


Jimmie is based in Eugene, Oregon, and serves couples throughout the Pacific Northwest.


Find Jimmie online: Instagram / Facebook / Adventure Elopement Officiant Spotlight




AMM's Executive Director Lewis King smiles toward the camera in a professional headshot


Lewis King
AMM Executive Director

Lewis is AMM's Executive Director, and he has spent the last 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.








Updated August 31st






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Officiant Accelerator is your gateway to professional and personal success as a wedding officiant. Learn how to deliver powerful ceremonies, build a successful practice in your community, and join a network of passionate wedding professionals. Brought to you by American Marriage Ministries in partnership with International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants (IAPWO) Read more on

About the Venue: 

Join us at Hyatt Place Tempe Phoenix Airport on September 20th, 2023: 

1413 W Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona, United States, 85281

(click the link above for a map and directions)

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Contact the hotel for more details on lodging and transportation.


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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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