The couple should first contact the church secretary to see if the desired date is available and to schedule a meeting with the resident pastor. The couple should meet with the resident pastor at least six months prior to the desired wedding date. The couple must also submit a completed application with a $100 security deposit (dates will not be scheduled without this deposit) and must successfully complete premarital counseling as determined by the resident pastor (if counseling is completed elsewhere, documentation must be provided as proof of completion). The resident pastor will officiate at all weddings or will help the couple make arrangements for another pastor. If you desire an alternate minister to officiate at your wedding, you must first have the choice approved by the resident pastor.