Hudson Valley Officiants
Wedding Officiants, Priests & Ministers
Reverend Louis Zeppone - "Say I DO with Rev. Lou"
Hudson Valley Officiants was founded by Reverend Louis Zeppone. He is the owner and principal officiant here at Hudson Valley Officiants. Reverend Louis Zeppone is our most popular and most requested officiant. He averages over 150 weddings every season and couples book him up to 2 years in advance. Reverend Louis Zeppone was Ordained into Priesthood under Reverend Daniel Chesbro and The Sanctuary of the Beloved. It was at this time that he began his practice as an Officiant & Interfaith Minister. Reverend Louis Zeppone specializes in civil, interfaith, religious, non-religious, LGBT, traditional, non-traditional and same-sex marriage. Reverend Louis Zeppone is legally licensed to practice in all of the United States, Caribbean and Europe.
Rev. Louis Zeppone is of Italian background and originally from New Jersey where he attended Catholic school and studies. However, he practices as Non-denominational and conducts non-religious as well as religious wedding ceremonies. Reverend Louis Zeppone is known for his warm
personality and lighthearted easy going nature. Reverend Louis Zeppone is very family oriented and believes that one should try their best and never give up on life and love. As a young adult Reverend Louis Zeppone cared for the elderly in Nursing homes and hospitals. He also spent many years studying computer and information systems sciences. However, Reverend Louis Zeppone has always been customer service driven and loves working directly with people and animals. Reverend Louis Zeppone is married and now resides in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State.
Reverend Louis Zeppone respects all religious beliefs and the right of every person to love and marry regardless of sexual orientation. He is extremely laid back, easy going, nonjudgmental, has a great smile and sense of humor. Reverend Louis Zeppone believes all creatures, human and animal deserve the love, respect, support and acknowledgment that life on earth offers. Reverend Louis Zeppones favorite quote is "Now is the time to come together, let us live honestly and love unconditionally".
Reverend Aniceto (Jun) America - "Getting married soon, call Rev. Jun"
We are Lucky to have a Filipino Minister as part of Hudson Valley Officiants. Although Reverend Aniceto America is now an Interfaith Officiant & Minister, he brings the knowledge of many years of catholic and interfaith studies. Reverend Aniceto America was ordained into Priesthood through The Sanctuary of the Beloved under Reverend Daniel Chesbro. Reverend Aniceto America is legally licensed to practice in all of the United States.
Reverend Aniceto America is married and resides in the Catskill Region of New York State. He brings to us the knowledge of many cultures such as Filipino, Spanish and American. Reverend Aniceto America has a wonderful calming and healing personality, is very family and relationship oriented and loves animals. Rev. Aniceto america is also a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and a Reiki Master. Reverend Aniceto America is our only Licensed Officiant & Minister that can not only heal you spiritually, but also heal your body with physical touch.
Reverend Aniceto America loves all living creatures on earth. He believes that everyone has the right to worship the higher power and marry the person of their choice. Reverend Aniceto America is licensed to practice in all of the United States, Caribbean & Europe.
Reverend Aniceto America is also fluent in Filipino or Tagalog and performs all types of wedding ceremonies such as non-religious, religious, interfaith, nondenominational, civil and specializes in Filipino wedding traditions such as the Veil, Cord, Coins and Candle ceremonies. All Reverend Aniceto's couples love working with him because of his calming nature.
Reverend Amos Maldonado - "Got the Bling, give Rev Amos a Ring"
Hudson Valley Officiants is pleased to have Reverend Amos Maldonado as part of our family. He is fully bilingual and conducts all types of semi-religious and non-religious ceremonies in English and Spanish. He has a close family relationship and believes that marriage brings families close together.
Rev. Amos grew up with his parents in Williamsburg, NY until age 11 and moved to Puerto Rico, where he learned the importance of his Puerto Rican heritage and the strong bond of family values. Rev. Amos is proud to have served and defended his country with honor and pride serving in the United States Army.
After his military service, Reverend Amos Maldonado graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Political Science and served 3 years as a Puerto Rico Police Officer protecting the safety of locals and tourists getting married. In 2010, Rev. Amos moved to the Hudson Valley to continue his career with the United States Army at West Point Military Academy.
After extensive training under Reverends Louis Zeppone & Reverend Aniceto America, Rev. Amos was ordained through The Sanctuary of the Beloved, under Reverend Daniel Chesbro. Reverend Amos is legally licensed to practice in all the United States. Reverend Amos Maldonado believes that his career within the government has helped him create and establish good communicative skills, which has given him the ability to compose and perform beautiful wedding ceremonies.
Reverend Donna Smallwood
"Ready to Love, Cherish & Honor, call Rev. Donna"
Reverend Donna fills a much needed female Officiant &
Minister role at Hudson Valley Officiants. Rev. Donna was
ordained into Priesthood through Universal Ministries and then by Reverend Daniel Chesbro and The Sanctuary of the Beloved. She is legally licensed to practice in all of the United States.
Reverend Donna was born & raised in Massachusetts and currently resides in Ulster County New York. She grew up in a very close knit family. She is married and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. Family is very important to Reverend Donna and she is a caring, loving and patient Officiant & Minister.
Because of her background in the mental health field, her people skills are exceptional. Helping others discover the beauty that marriage offers is her utmost priority, this is demonstrated in the beautiful personalized ceremonies that she composes.