rev myrna yoder


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I am an ordained minister and wedding officiant who specializes in nondenominational/interfaith wedding ceremonies in the Portland Metropolitan area and other locations around Oregon and southern Washington.

I honor all faiths traditions, lifestyles, and cultures. Couples often choose me to perform their wedding or commitment ceremony when they are merging two different faiths and want to be respectful of each.

Many of the ceremonies I perform are for couples that may not be participating in any formal spiritual tradition, but at the same time understand the sacredness of getting married.

I believe that marriage is a sacrament. Therefore your wedding ceremony is sacred and I strive to bring that experience to your special day.

Each couple is unique. I work with you to create a wedding ritual that reflects who you are and what you believe. When we meet together I bring a basic ceremony that we review together, adding to and editing to make it perfect for you. Special rituals such as including the children, unity candles, communion, etc., can be added.

I offer a variety of services and can accommodate the smallest to the largest wedding, travel, rehearsals, etc. For more information, please go to Fees and Services.


While my favorite way of supporting a couple at a wedding is to personalize their service to them specifically, there are times when people are looking for something simpler. I do perform a simple version of my basic ceremony for those looking for an elopement or justice of the peace style wedding. The ceremony is still sacred, it just has not been tailored for you.

This ceremony can be done at my office or at a nearby park. The fee is $175. Remember that there is a three day waiting period in Oregon after you attain your license. If you let me know ahead of time, I can arrange to provide two witnesses.


Your initial consultation is free. Please feel free to contact me to answer more questions and check availability.

My fee for a basic ceremony is $250. This price includes:

Free initial consult either by phone or at my office in NE Portland.

A meeting with both of you a few weeks before your wedding at my office lasting usually about an hour and a half where you share your story and we go over the ceremony.

The day of the wedding I come approximately 30 minutes before the scheduled ceremony and stay after the ceremony long enough to make sure everything is signed and completed and to wish you blessing on your journey!

Travel. There is an additional fee for ceremonies outside of the Portland area. This fee varies depending on distance and travel time.

Rehearsal. While it is not always necessary to have me at the rehearsal, I am more than happy to be present and walk you and your wedding party through the ceremony. There is a fee of $125 for this service.

Photo taken by Robin Jonkind

"We truly loved our ceremony and could not have been any happier.

We feel very blessed to have had Myrna Yoder as the officiant for our wedding. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and tailored our ceremony to suit. As a result, we received and continue to receive countless compliments on how unique and special our ceremony was. We felt the ceremony was the most important and sacred aspect of our wedding and could not have been more happy with her services. We would highly recommend Myran if you are a couple looking to put some heart into your ceremony instead of the generic vows you hear at every wedding."

Darrel and Hollie Palke
Married 08.10.08

"Having Myrna officiate our wedding was truly special for us.  We felt that she listened to both of our needs deeply, and then took what we said we wanted and translated our most heartfelt longings into a wedding ritual that fit us perfectly.  We still have friends that tell us it was the best wedding they've ever been to in their lives!  When I would ask them "why?", Myrna was a big part of their answers.  Comments such as "She kept it so real and down to earth", "Her words seemed to truly match the two of you more than just a "rote" script", and "Myrna's spirit added so much joy to what was already a joyous occasion."  I cannot recommend a minister more highly than Myrna.  She was our wedding officiant, and in the process, became our friend.  Thank you Rev. Myrna from the bottom of our hearts!"

Kay Overstreet and Fred Heany

| Rev. Myrna Yoder | May 2014 | 1523 NE Skidmore St, Portland, OR 97211 | 503.407.5264 |
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