Introducing Jeff Maszal

Jeff Maszal has been officiating weddings for over 30 years and founded Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff in 2008 after several years in the corporate world. Ordained and a minister in good standing with the United Church of Christ, Jeff is licensed to celebrate weddings in all 50 states and territories – including Virginia, DC, and Maryland.
In 2023, Jeff passed 3,000 married couples and 350 five-star reviews on Wedding Wire.
Born and raised in Detroit, Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University and his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary.
Jeff began his career in Detroit as a social worker working with incarcerated teens.
In Seminary Jeff served as a Chaplin at the City Hospital in the inner city of St. Louis and completed his clinical training for pastoral counseling serving a parish in Pennsylvania.
Jeff served as a parish minister in Maryland and then accepted the position of Director of Crisis Intervention Programs for a non-profit, 24-hour suicide/crisis intervention hotline and homeless shelter in the Baltimore/DC metro area. While there he co-authored the Maryland Youth Suicide Prevention Hotline program. This program turned out to be the pilot program for what is today the National Suicide Prevention Hotline/Lifeline.
After several years in the non-profit sector, Jeff accepted a management consulting position in Northern Virginia. As a management consultant, Jeff worked with Fortune 500/100 companies in the U.S. and the top 100 companies in Europe around the world specializing in delivering quality customer service, maximizing customer loyalty and call center efficiency.
Jeff was transferred to London, England, where he lived for three years. From there he traveled globally where he experienced different cultures and world religions.
Jeff has been a regular speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and in the boardroom. A recognized expert in his fields, Jeff published several articles in trade publications and served as a subject matter expert on TV and radio, including NPR , PBS, and the Wedding MBA.
Jeff is a contributing writer to the book Wedding Planning and Management. He also appeared in Season 10. Episode 2 of the reality TV show “Married at First Site“. His couple, Jessica and Austin, are the only couple to remain married from season 10. Ask him for more fun details.
Jeff is a trained pastoral counselor. He is certified by Prepare-Enrich as a premarital counseling facilitator; a certified crisis worker; and certified in administering the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI).
One of Jeff’s causes is working with male survivors of incest and child sexual abuse. Because of his work in this field, Jeff was invited to attend the historic two-part Oprah Winfrey show on male survivors.
Jeff lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA. He and his life partner Annette love to travel and watch their favorite sports teams (GO CAPS) with Roxi and Bear their two German Shepherd Dogs. You can follow Bear on Instagram @bear.thegermanshepherd.

Jeff Maszal

Licensed Wedding Celebrant
in VA, MD, and DC