Directory of Officiants and Organists
Who may officiate at Chapel services?
The Chapel is non-denominational. You may choose from the following clergy to officiate at the Chapel, or you may choose your own officiant.
Catholic wedding ceremonies:
For more information about clergy for Catholic wedding ceremonies at the Alumni Memorial Chapel, contact the Aquinas Newman Center, 505-247-1094.
Search our listings of Officiants and Organists:
You may select the officiant of your choice, and are not required to use any of the resources on this list.
Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant. Ordained in 2005.
Kelly found her passion in life in performing wedding ceremonies and encouraging couples to interact with her in designing the ceremony that speaks to their hearts. Kelly is easy going, flexible, and non-judgmental. She designs and officiates spiritual, religious, civil, traditional ceremonies along with Commitment and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies. Your happiness is all that matters.
Rev. Bishop David Doyle
Ordained Old Catholic priest
Fr. David Doyle has officiated at over 500 interfaith and Catholic weddings in New Mexico and elsewhere, and is the pastor of Christ the King Old Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Fr. Dave works with the wedding couple in developing your personalized ceremony to include your values and traditions important to you. Catholic elements in weddings have included the Sign of the Cross, Holy Water, the Lasso, Arras, and Holy Communion.
Licensed in New Mexico and many other states. Ordained in 1981.
Judy joyfully creates wedding ceremonies with the couple's wishes in mind. She meets with the couple to develop a unique ceremony, attends the rehearsal, and then performs the life-long memorable ceremony. Judy has served as Sr. Minister at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living.
Semi-retired, Daniel Mueller
Non-Denominational Unity Minister. Ordained in 1992.
Daniel creates his own simple and beautiful wedding services. Christian, while not orthodox in content, Daniel is frequently told, "That was the most meaningful service I have ever heard."
Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant. Ordained in 2013.
Ashleigh discovered her love for weddings and ceremonies in 2012, and has since taken great joy in crafting tailored ceremonies for all couples. She places emphasis on first making a connection with the couple to ensure a heartfelt and authentic ceremony. Ashleigh crafts and officiates a variety of ceremonies including non-traditional, religious, spiritual, civil and LGBT — as well as vow renewals. Ashleigh can also assist in day of coordination and vendor planning, so your special day is impeccable. Ashleigh loves love and wants all couples to treasure their day, and have memories that will last for a lifetime.
Dr. Ned O'Malia
PhD in World Religions. Ordained in 1982
Licensure: New Mexico and many other states.
Ned is especially skilled at creating a ceremony that combines two distinct religious traditions. Dr. O'Malia follows a three-fold format: meeting the couple to develop their unique ceremony, conducting a rehearsal and performing a memorial marriage ceremony. Ned has preformed hundreds of wedding ceremonies.
Non-Denominational Officiant. Ordained in 1981.
Alison has been performing joyous, meaningful wedding ceremonies for more than 30 years. Her priority is to allow you to have your ceremony just the way you want it, whether that be spiritual, secular or romantic. She also specializes in multi-cultural and inter-faith weddings and can help you find the best way to include family and friends in your ceremony.
Kindred Spirits Wedding Celebrations
Civil Judge, Metropolitan Court. Elected in 2000.
Judge Sedillo would be happy to preside over your wedding. He has presided over thousands of weddings, including the UNM Alumni Chapel 50th Anniversary. Judge Sedillo received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management in 1982 and his law degree from The University of New Mexico School of Law in 1987. Judge Sedillo has served on and/or assisted several civic organizations.
Minister, Presbyterian Church (USA). Ordained in 1971
Richard meets with the bride and groom before the wedding to become better acquainted with them. The personal meeting helps him craft a service that reflects the bride's and groom's values and the relationships with those they care about. Participation of friends and family is encouraged.
A guest organist may play only with the consent of the University Organist and the University Organist must be present at all times. The University Organist will continue to receive their customary fees.
Edwina has been the Organist at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel since 1977. She has a master's degree in organ performance from UNM and has served on the faculty of the UNM department of music. She has extensive experience as a recitalist, church musician and accompanist. Edwina works full-time, but will return messages within 24 hours.
Phone: 505-828-0673 (please leave a message)
Donese has been a professional musician (organ, piano and Celtic harp) in Texas and New Mexico for many years. Donese performs solo on the Celtic harp and in an ensemble with harp, flute and guitar. She has written a teaching curriculum for folk harp, has released two CDs and has conducted folk harp workshops across the southwest. She has served on staff as a church organist at several Presbyterian churches in the Albuquerque area. Donese's musical talent is in great demand for private parties, weddings, funerals and church services. She especially enjoys playing for weddings, performing at approximately 100 weddings a year.
Michael has played the organ for church services, weddings and other occasions in Albuquerque since 1976 when he moved here from New England. Michael studied organ at Rowan University and later with Henry M. Cook in Philadelphia and Alistair Cassels-Brown in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has served as a member of the faculty at Loyola University of Chicago and the Episcopal Divinity School. He served as occasional organist for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in New England and New York for 18 years. He has offered recitals in the United States and in the Near East. Perhaps most important, Michael enjoys playing the organ and regards every occasion for organ music as an opportunity to offer music that is unique and fresh. To Michael, no event is routine or mundane.
Canadian-American organist, Dr. Maxine Thevenot is internationally renowned and has performed in such prestigious venues as Notre Dame, Paris; St. Paul's Cathedral, London; Westminster Abbey; Washington National Cathedral; Washington's Basilica of the National Shrine and several others. She holds Doctoral and Master's degrees in Organ Performance from New York City's prestigious Manhattan School of Music. In Albuquerque, she is the Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. John in downtown Albuquerque and is the Founding & Artistic Director for the non-profit organization, Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico.
Maxine has played for weddings and anniversary celebrations since she was 11 years old, which means she has played for no less than 1,000 weddings. She still remembers the first wedding like it was yesterday and prides herself on choosing repertoire that suits the occasion and the people.
Last updated: June 18, 2019
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