100 mile radius from Minneapolis MN
Mark Scannell, a resident of Minneapolis, MN, is a licensed marriage officiant in the State of Minnesota and has been officiating weddings for many years. As someone once said after a wedding Mark officiated, "Clearly this was not your first rodeo!" He thoroughly enjoys working with couples in creating their unique ceremony that embodies who they are as they commit to each other. Mark began officiating at weddings as a Roman Catholic priest. He decided to leave the priesthood in 1984 and married his wife, Elaine, in 1985. They will be married 35 years this September. Mark and his wife remain Roman Catholics. As Mark comes form a Roman Catholic background, he is committed to performing the wedding ceremony the couple wishes. Mark is also open to performing same-sex marriages. Mark also provides pre-marriage counseling to those couples who choose that as a way to prepare for their marriage. Mark prefers to perform weddings within a 100 mile radius of Minneapolis. He has also published two books: The Gratitude Element: A New Look at the Serenity Prayer and Resilience: The Ability to Rebound from Adversity.