Reverend Mary Stone, a New York City native who now resides in Arlington, VA, has carved out a niche for herself in the spiritual world. With a background that spans a multitude of experiences, including time spent in Germany, Kentucky, and Boston, her life story is as diverse as the individuals she serves.
Stone, often lovingly referred to as the ‘Irreverend Reverend’ by her friends, is a certified Reiki Teacher/Master with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Pace University. Ordained through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, she is an interfaith/interspiritual minister with a professional career in the human services field, boasting expertise in areas such as 12-step recovery, addiction, grief, and group work.
Her business, Ceremonies by Reverend & Officiant Mary Stone, is committed to creating meaningful and memorable wedding ceremonies. She takes a personalized approach, conducting unique wedding interviews to craft vows that reflect the couple’s individual personalities and shared journey. Stone encourages fun and joy in her ceremonies, aiming to evoke smiles, chuckles, and even joyful tears from the attendees. She believes that, amidst all the wedding planning elements, it is the ceremony that truly binds the couple in matrimony and advocates for her clients to give themselves the ceremony they deserve by hiring the officiant they deserve.
Rev. Stone’s faith is deeply rooted in the belief that all faith traditions contain beauty, value, and truth. She perceives the world as being in the midst of a social revolution, advocating for unity over division and encouraging a focus on shared grief over differences. Her faith is a reflection of her commitment to her clients, creating ceremonies that not only celebrate their love but also honor their individual spiritual paths.