Who I Am
As a trans-denominational, interfaith minister in the Eugene-Springfield area, my experience creating weddings and other celebrations of love with people of Buddhist, Wiccan, Hindu, Jewish, New Thought, Native American and secular traditions has been deeply joyful for me. I love listening to your hearts and dreams and assisting you in weaving together a celebration of who you are and how your relationship has blossomed into intentions for marriage.
What I do
I perform weddings, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, betrothal ceremonies and other celebrations in a variety of different locations, including a golf course, the beach, a vineyard, a wine cellar, a chapel, on a labyrinth, backyard gardens, at the Center, in a pasture, at the park and other places in nature. Each ceremony I'm an officiant for is customized and individualized, so each one is unique and special to the couple, created from your sharing with me, the ideas you bring and the desires of your hearts.
It is my joy and privilege to assist you in creating your own very personal celebration of love, and look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and begin that co-creative process!
“We are so grateful for the time and patience Rev Stäna gave us in the preparation of our marriage ceremony. We especially appreciate the way she blended different traditions of faith with a respectful and creative flow that honored our personal beliefs as well as those of our parents. I cannot imagine how our wedding could have been more unique or more memorable!”Patricia & Ken
“Working with Stäna was a real pleasure. She made every effort to get to know us personally and really listen to what we wanted and needed for our ceremony. Stäna played a crucial part in making our wedding special and guided us through every step. We would highly recommend her!
P.S. Jordan says he would have been lost without you! :)”Jordan & Jamie
“There were so many wonderful things about our wedding, working with you, and how it turned out! Your willingness to meet several times with us, ask questions about our personal beliefs and feelings, then offer choices and suggestions, made the ceremony so much more than we had ever thought possible. We were prepared to have a “legal” ceremony, and ended up with so much more! It was personal and heartfelt in ways that were important to us. We received so much feedback from our family and friends on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how it was perfect for us. It was beautiful to look at, beautiful to hear, and very personal. We came away with memories that will last us a lifetime. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!”Rob & Cathy
“Both of us had a little trepidation about planning a wedding for a “mature” bride and groom. Rev. Stäna made the whole experience so lovely and easy for us. She spent time listening to us and weaving together the feelings and values we share and bring into our marriage. As a late in life, second time around wedding, we expected something dry and ordinary. What we received was the absolute opposite! We are thrilled with the wedding ceremony Rev. Stäna helped us create and the grounding in Love it’s given our union!”
Tim & Jan
“Stäna supported us through every step of the ceremony from writing to rehearsal with lots of examples, creative ideas, and fun! We were so happy with the meaningful ceremony we created together! Many of our guests said that they could see how it was truly a reflection of our relationship.Michele & Zach
If you’d like to work with an experienced officiant on a personalized and joyous ceremony, Stäna is the perfect resource.”
We’re so happy we used Stäna for our wedding. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We wouldn’t have had such a wonderful day without her. Thank you Stäna so very much!Mr. & Mrs. White