Pathway wants to help ensure that plenty of effort is put into preparing to marry so you are prepared to take your wedding beyond that day into the real trials of everyday. A program is required for couples intending to marry at Pathway that is in place to equip you as you commit yourself to one another before God.
Wedding Date and Officiating Pastor
Contact Deb Parish
at 260-469-4444 ext. 208 to establish a date for your wedding and an officiating pastor. During this time Deb can discuss with you the fees pertaining to your wedding ceremony and assign a wedding coordinator to help you in the process of planning your wedding.
Marriage Mentoring Program
At least 6 months before your wedding, please contact Natalie Ward
at 260-469-4444 in order to begin your marriage mentoring program which is required for all Pathway marriages. Natalie will give you a brief summary of the mentoring program and all of the costs associated with the books and assessments. Natalie can guide and instruct you in these assessments, and once they are complete you will have a meeting setup to review the assessments and the materials for the mentoring program. You will be matched with a mature married couple within the Pathway body to be mentored by. Here you can discuss issues, ask questions, and explore all the different areas associated with married life.
Contact your Wedding Coordinator
You will contact your assigned wedding coordinator a month before your wedding to go over details such as decorations, needs, cost expectations, etc. She will then set up a meeting with your assigned officiating pastor to go over further wedding ceremony details.
Deb Parish: regarding wedding date, or officiating pastor
Natalie Ward: marriage mentoring program, assessments, books
Your assigned wedding coordinator: décor, costs, details of ceremony including church facility
Premarital Counseling: $130 6 + months prior to wedding, $160.00 less than 6 months prior to wedding. (includes Prepare assessment, 3 books, and a mentor workbook)
Wedding: $100.00 non-refundable deposit will reserve the building plus $400.
Honorarium of Officiating Pastor: $100 minimum (to be paid to the Wedding Coordinator at night of the rehearsal)