We’ll Make it Happen

We’re proud to have officiated more than 3,000 wedding ceremonies through the years! From the initial call through your ceremony our experience and passion will show. We love what we do!!

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Rev. Gary J. Dierolf

Executive Pastor

Pastor Gary has been officiating wedding for over 20 years. Since 2001, he has been tailoring wedding ceremonies to couples needs and sometimes beyond their expectations.
Pastor Gary first began officiating weddings with Christian Light Ministries in 2001 and now Weddings by Pastor Gary.
You can also find Pastor Gary assisting families during one of the most difficult times in life. The death of a loved one. Working with various funeral homes within the tri-county area.
When not in his pastoral capacity, you will find Pastor Gary involved with the Oley Valley Community Fair Association, and spending time with family and friends at the beach.
His ministry journey has led him to serve as a chaplain at Kutztown Manor & Manor Care. He also served as the pastor of Christian Light Fellowship Church in Reading, PA. and Valley Fellowship Church in Oley as well as a supply pastor for various churches in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Teresa Bashore

Executive Assistant

Teresa brings over 14 years of experience in the wedding industry with her skills and talents to you. Not only in the office, but to assist you with your wedding plans. She will be able to bring various ideas and suggestions for your wedding, step by step by working with your officiant for a perfect experience to help make your day flawless. Her expertise as office manager of the Christian Light Ministries for over 10 years gives her a vast insight of wedding day happenings.

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Dennis McDonough

Photographer (Delaware Office)

Our photographer, Dennis McDonough will be happy to capture all the special pictures on your wedding day in a professional manor. He has gained his experience taking pictures for the Army and also as the owner/operator of a photography studio in Pennsylvania for over 20 years. Dennis is easy going but knows when to take control to insure that you get all of the beautiful photographs that you want. His photography style is a combination of formal, journalistic & candid.

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Jeanne McDonough

Officiant (Delaware Office)

As your officiant, I want to make sure that your ceremony will become a living memory of the vows that you express to each other. It is my honor to spend these precious moments with each bride and groom as they make their lifetime commitments to one another. I hope that this day will lead you on your journey together throughout your life. I have had over twenty-five years experience with the wedding day plans. Thru my past experiences, we can select your needs for your special day.

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Rev. Mark E Brophy

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brophy serves as our Senior Pastor here at Weddings by Pastor Gary. Recently retired as a full time pastor, he joined our pastoral staff to help work with couples on one of the most important days in their lives. He also works closely with our business manager as well as the Executive Pastor to ensure all couples expectations are met. Pastor Brophy served as a pastor of Spies Lutheran Church and Alasce Lutheran Church. He and his wife Barbara are proud grandparents of 2 boys and 1 girl and reside in Womelsdorf.