Jeff Maszal founded Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff after several years working as a management
consultant in the corporate world.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Jeff remains a mid-westerner at heart. He still roots for his favorite
Detroit sports teams; except for the Detroit Lions, he prays for them.
Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University and began his
career working as a counselor with troubled teens in Detroit.
Moving to St. Louis, Jeff attended Eden Theological Seminary where he earned his Master’s of
Divinity with a pastoral counseling concentration. After seminary, he was Ordained in the United
Church of Christ (UCC) and served as a parish minister in Maryland before accepting the position of
Director of Crisis Intervention Programs for a 24 hour suicide/crisis intervention hotline and
homeless shelter in the Baltimore/DC metro area.
As a parish minister, Jeff loved working with couples as they prepared for marriage and officiating
their wedding ceremony. At the crisis center, he developed a critical skill for a wedding officiate;
the ability to work with people in the most stressful of situations and address crisis with calm, clear
thinking. There is nothing that Jeff can’t handle.
Jeff began officiating weddings for friends after leaving the parish ministry. His first wedding was at
the Historic Inns of Annapolis. Marie - the Inn’s former wedding planner - liked his work so much
that she regularly referred couples to him. What started as officiating weddings for friends soon
exploded, thanks to referrals from Marie, couples he married and from other venues.
After working a few years in crisis intervention management, Jeff moved to the corporate world,
accepting a management consulting position for a Northern Virginia firm. As a Principal consultant,
Jeff managed projects for Fortune 500/100 companies in the U.S. and top 100 companies in Europe.
His work took him to London, England - where he lived for three years - and from there he traveled
around the world.
His relocation to London and travel schedule forced him to stop officiating. But his overseas work
and travels exposed Jeff to different cultures and world religions.
Jeff is a regular speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and in the boardroom. A
recognized expert in his field, Jeff has published several articles in trade publications and been
quoted in the print media. He has appeared on several TV and radio programs including NPR and
Jeff holds standing in two mainline Protestant denominations and is licensed to officiate ceremonies
in the states of Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, and the District of Columbia.
Jeff currently lives in Alexandria, VA.
|Traditional, Contemporary, Religious, Non-Denominational, Spiritual,
Interfaith, Cross-cultural, and Secular/Non-Religious Wedding Ceremonies.
|Ordained and licensed to officiate
ceremonies in VA, MD, and DC.
|Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff
|Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff