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AMM’s Officiant Accelerator is headed to Nashville, Tennessee!

Published Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2023

Collaged image shows the promotional poster for Officiant Accelerator Nashville, and headshots of the guest speakers, Bethel Nathan, Jimmie Berguin, Cherise Klosner
Meet the Speakers! Clockwise: Cherise, Klosner, Bethel Nathan, and Jimmie Berguin

Attention Tennessee Wedding Officiants: Meet the guest speakers for AMM’s Officiant Accelerator: Nashville Seminar and reserve your ticket today! 



Our first Officiant Accelerator seminar of the new year will be happening in Nashville, Tennessee on January 17th, 2023!


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. This seminar should not be missed!










promotional photo with view of downtown nashville at sunset, with the title 'Officiant Accelerator' across the image, and other event details for the January 2024 seminar




Meet the Speakers 

Your ticket to Officiant Accelerator: Nashville 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
  • Bethel Nathan: Business Elevation Coach, Speaker, Educator
  • Jimmie Berguin: Officiant, Educator, Hype Man


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




Headshot of Bethel Nathan, wearing a purple shirt. Bethel has short gray hair and is smiling at the camera

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 received 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


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Meet your Event Host & Organizer



Headshot of Marisa Correa, AMM's events and marketing coordinator. Marisa has brightly dyed red hair and is smiling toward the cameraMarisa N. Correa

AMM Marketing & Events Coordinator


This exciting event is hosted by Marisa N. Correa, AMM's incredible marketing and events coordinator. 


Marisa has been working with AMM since April of 2023, and leads the team behind-the-scenes at every Officiant Accelerator event. She's the magic force behind every unforgettable seminar! 


Marisa has been involved in marketing and event planning and coordination for more than five years in the greater Seattle area, with experience in the arts, finance, and hospitality industries.


In her free time, Marisa loves participating in local musical theatre, and brings the creativity, spontaneity, warmth, and stage presence she's developed as an actor into all that she does.


Contact Marisa with questions before the event, or come find her the day-of to say hello!










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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 January 17th, 2024 at

Hampton Inn and Suites Nashville Downtown
310 4th Ave South Nashville, TN 37201
from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Exterior of Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Nashville, TN

Photo via Hilton Hampton Inn & Suites


Contact the hotel for more details on lodging and local public transportation options.



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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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