Recently, we had the privilege of sitting down to visit with Wendy Duncan of Wendy Duncan Ministries, a Central Oregon Ordained Minister Based in Bend, Oregon. Connecting with business owners here in Bend always reiterates to me how incredible this place is to call home. The level of professionalism, kindness, and entrepreneurial spirit is a strength among many business owners.
We truly regret not sitting down with Wendy sooner. You know when you meet someone for the first time and you are immediately comfortable; the type of person that puts you at ease making you feel as if you have been friends or would be friends immediately? Perhaps, this attribute of Wendy’s is what attracts the soon to be bride and grooms to her for officiating their wedding day.
Wendy caters to each couple individually. Ceremonies are customized to one’s religious or spiritual preference, making every ceremony unique and exactly what the bride and groom envisioned. When asked how many couples she officiates for, we were surprised to find out that as of May of this year, Wendy already has over 45 on the books! There is definitely some love taking place in Central Oregon!
Forty plus couples – who will not just have an officiant – but one who has a passion for what she does, provides flexibility, and custom written ceremonies based on what is important to the bride and groom. Wendy walks her clients through the entire process and ensures that the legal documentation is recorded properly. Can you imagine finding out after a year that you really aren’t legally married? Not even a worry when you hire a professional officiant such as Wendy.
Wedding day schedules can be a bit chaotic, and unforeseen craziness can befall even the most organized bride. With Wendy’s experience she is able to think on her feet and move any situation through with grace.
Central Oregon is known for breathtaking vistas, beautiful rivers, parks around every corner, as well as a plethora of high end resorts and wedding venues. Perfect locations for local brides or those choosing a destination wedding. Wendy’s passion for meeting the needs of her clients has allowed her to officiate in many locations, from the finish line of a marathon in Drake Park to the overlook at Smith Rock.
In addition to being one of Central Oregon’s legally ordained ministers, Wendy is also a personal development coach helping clients with goal setting and achieving, commission sales, as well as self-image work. She is also the author of her own stress management program and weight management program.
After spending time getting to know Wendy – we had to ask her a few other “need to know questions” such as:
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
As a young girl I wanted to be a lead actress in a musical. I also wanted to be in a band and put my 10 years of piano lessons to use. These dreams at a young age shaped me today in doing what I’m passionate about with my public speaking and officiating opportunities.
What are some of your best book recommendations and why?
1) The Secret – This book was probably the turning point in my life.
2) Think and Grow Rich – This book illustrated ways to connect with the community
3) Mastery of Love – Probably the single most important tool in life which is to be aware of your own ego.
Thank you Wendy for all that you do for Central Oregon! Time for us to check out some of these reads you mentioned!
Wendy is just one of the amazing Central Oregon Wedding professionals that we’ve featured in our Featured Member Series. You can find out more about Wendy on her Member Page and also on her website: www,wendyduncanministries.com.