photo credit - Senta Sargent 

photo credit - Senta Sargent 

Connection is my calling to ministry. Communion through spontaneous and planned ceremony, conversation, and silence. A desire for more connection with the Earth, myself, and others lead me to the path of ordination through the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine as an interfaith minister. My walk has been a spiraling one, with shimmering breadcrumbs that beckon me to the heart, and invite me to share from the eternal spring found there. My path is shaped by my Mi'kmaq heritage, my heart for the Christian Contemplative traditions, Eastern Spirituality and philosophy, science and my desire to be embodied more and more fully. 

I am available for working with individuals and couples of All kinds. I have experience with co-creating meaningful weddings and commitment ceremonies. Other services offered: naming ceremonies, spiritual companionship, spiritual divorce, coming out ceremonies, home blessings, sacred art workshops, and concerts. In addition, facilitating spiritually directed conversations with people one-on-one and in groups is a joy! If you are seeking an inspirational, in-spirited speaker for your event or conference, and believe I may be a fit, reach out.  

If you have an idea and/or need a companion to hold sacred space, reach out. It would be an honor to meet with you. 

Feel free to contact me at whimsymim@gmail.com if you would like more information on my availability and rates. 

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How do I put words to the most magical wedding, day and experience of my life??? Well let me begin with the space holder, Meghan Yates. Meghan’s capacity to hold unconditionally loving and clear space far exceeded any expectations I may have had about her role as our officiant. She put words to our relationship and our intention as a couple in the most eloquent, truthful and profound way that brought myself and everyone who attended the wedding into the present moment and reminded all of us about what commitment is truly about. Meghan helped to create a ceremonial space infused with magic, joy, laughter and song that not only united my husband and I, but our entire community of friends and family who were there to witness and support our marriage. The conversations that my husband and had with her, pre-and post wedding ceremony were equally as valuable and important as the ceremony itself. Meghan’s commitment to ceremony and her own personal connection to Spirit infuses all of the work that she does, and who she is as a person, and I am eternally grateful to have chosen her as our minister, and for her to have chosen to support the sacred union of my husband and I and our children. With love and devotion,
— Kara Seymour
Having Meg officiate our wedding was the best and easiest decision we made involving our wedding. She provided us so much more than we ever could have expected. Not only did she do an outstanding job on the weekend of our wedding, but leading up to it, she lead us in truly life changing premarital sessions. We covered topics we didn’t even realize we needed to cover. We were engaged and in love, what could we possibly need to work on?!

Meg helped us to strive for happier lives and encouraged us to have the strength to achieve what we really wanted. She gave us the tools we needed to find happiness in our marriage and our lives in general. There has been real change in our lives that can be directly accredited to her and we are still so thankful for that. Not to mention she is a real pleasure to work with. Meg has such a genuine presence about her that is able to cut through to the heart of any moment and fill it with kindness and inspiration. We can’t imagine a better person to guide a couple in to marriage.
— Clea & Arthur
Meghan Yates officiated our July wedding at Live Well Farm in Harpswell, Maine. From the very beginning she helped guide us with council and spiritual support. She is a wonderful and kind interfaith minister. We knew we wanted to have a unique wedding ceremony that was true to us, our love and our faith, and she made it happen with ease. Her ceremony was deeply rooted in Spirit and was incredibly moving. She allowed time to honor our departed family, and we made space for her to sage us and bless our union. She also incorporated our own vows into the ceremony. It flowed perfectly. Her words rang out loud and clear. She is an absolute joy to work with, entirely accommodating and blissfully present. If you are searching for an officiant for your wedding, Meghan will help make your ceremony connected and heartfelt, and true to who you are. I can’t think of a better person to join us in marriage.
— Erin Kroll
Meghan was the perfect person to officiate our wedding ceremony. She listened to our thoughts and feelings, offered words of wisdom and deep insight and collaboratively crafted a unique ceremony that combined words, music and ritual genuinely reflecting our love. It was everything we imagined and more.
— Will & Alicia Ethridge
Before we begin, let us arrive” Meghan says as she opens the space for us to be truly present in our session together. She has a way of holding space in an extreamly meaningful and important way. I have always walked away with a sense that I understand myself and my partner in ways I didn’t before walking into the room. I have great gratitude for the work we have done emotionally, mentally and spiritually with Meghan as our guide. It is so clear that she is called to this work by something higher up, and we feel so blessed to have benefited from our time with her, as my partner and I prepared for a lifetime together.
— Beth Atim
Meghan’s work resides in a place that has become hard to find these days. For us, her guidance and thoughtfulness have allowed a special bond to endure and flourish through the most challenging times our relationship has faced. As a premarital companion, her skill set is as valuable as anyone out there. Her insight on the paths we lead and the encounters that obstruct it is as vast as any I’ve known. For over ten years, I have watched her gifts flourish, and it is only now that I see what I have been watching.
— Nathaniel Edmunds