What is your theological background?
I'm an ordained minister in the Disciples of Christ.
I received my Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Duke Divinity School, and my Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
How long have you been performing weddings?
2021 marks my 17th year in ministry.
What do you like BEST about weddings?
I consider it an honor to officiate your wedding.
We'll work together to create a memorable, personal, and joyful ceremony. I look forward to celebrating one of life’s most sacred days with you.
What couples are saying about Pastor Ryan...
"Pastor Ryan was so great. All of my guests commented on how perfect the ceremony was. It was so personal and beautiful. We can't thank you enough."
"The GOD Squad was great. We had Pastor Ryan. He was a great speaker, and presented a wonderful ceremony. We are very pleased."
"We were THRILLED with The God Squad -The God Squad was superb for our wedding. They were affordable and met every need we had. Pastor Ryan was the absolute best. He made us laugh, and cry, and laugh again. Our ceremony was so beautifully done by him and we’re so appreciative."
"We didn’t have anyone in mind to officiate our wedding until our wedding planner recommended God Squad! They were great! Ryan Starr was our officiant and he was wonderful! He made sure the ceremony went smoothly!!"
Pastor Ryan and the God Squad did an amazing job connecting with us and make getting married too easy! They worked with our schedule and worked with us to make the ceremony truly meaningful for me and my now husband.
We couldn't be happier with Pastor Ryan and he really made us feel at ease knowing he would run with our vision. Excellent!
"God Squad was even better than I would have hoped. The officiant was one aspect of our wedding I was extra concerned about. We did not have a church that we consider our home or a family member or friend that knew us well enough to officiate the ceremony. When I heard about God Squad I thought it was genius.
We picked who we wanted based on a short bio and a picture. We then had a meeting (meetings if you wanted) to get to know him, talk about our relationship, and become comfortable with our future officiant.
He helped walk us through some do's and don'ts, gave us tips and options for aspects of the ceremony, and answered any question we could possibly have. By the time our wedding rolled around, we truly considered him a friend.
We also took advantage of the online marriage counseling option and found it extremely helpful! My husband was dreading this, but will tell anyone that it was one of his favorite things about our engagement period. It allows you to do it at your own speed and prompts your conversations.
I highly highly highly recommend booking GodSquad for your wedding, you won't regret it"