About Us

Hawaiian Service Performers

Kahu Blake "Brutus" Labenz

Born and raised on the Windward side of Oahu, Brutus is a compassionate and deeply caring person who loves to share his gift of laughter. Earning degrees in both Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Brutus has developed a deep passion for the Hawaiian cultural values associated with Aloha Aina; or, caring and loving stewardship of Hawaii and its resources. He is an active practitioner of various traditions and customs that range from volunteering time working in taro patches and restoring ancient fishponds, to participating in cultural ceremonies across the islands. Brutus also has more than 12 years of training in the tradition of Hula, and has a powerful and striking leo oli, or, chanting voice. With the sounding of the conch shell and his resonating chants, Brutus utilizes his experiences as a cultural practitioner to create a touching and moving wedding ceremony that is embodied with the unique elements of Hawaiian traditions, and truly rooted in the spirit of ALOHA. VIEW HERE

Kumu Bradford Ikemanu Lum

Brad’s gift as a hula teacher, chanter, history expert and keeper of culture allows him to offer the true essence of Hawaiiana in a wedding service. Native Hawaiian history writing, storytelling, giving presentations on Hawaiian culture, chants and arts in addition to Hawaiian language translation into English is an internal part of Brad’s gift when he shares “Aloha” in the wedding ceremony. He brings culture to life as he is able to blend spiritually and custom into a contemporary service that meets the modern world of today. And if there is a musician, don’t be surprised if he breaks out in a little celebration hula on your behalf! VIEW HERE

Kahu "Pomaika’i" Renee Gongob

Kahu Pomaika'i is a spiritual teacher, mystic, and intuitive healer. Her awakening began at a young age with various encounters with spirit guides, animal spirit guides and archangels. Using her highly intuitive ability of the hearing, seeing, feeling and direct knowing, Kahu serves as a bridge between the mystical realms and the journey of awakening.Pomaikai is a Hawaiian Minister or Kahu and specializes in performing traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremonies, renewals, blessings and clearings for both businesses and families. This is in addition to her role as a non-denominational alaka’i, or guide, where she provides counseling that at times includes Ho‘oponopono, opu huli treatments and shell healings. Kahu Pomaika’i has also been licensed in the state of Hawaii for over 20 years as a massage therapist and is skilled in the art of Hawaiian Lomilomi. Her work is rooted in love and infinite Aloha. VIEW HERE

Reverend Gary Canier

Rev. Gary our minister on Maui is infused with the spirit of Aloha. His passion for ritual, combined with the incredible beauty of Oahu, enhance every wedding. He believes in the sacred ritual of marriage and vow renewal, and supports you in having your ceremony just the way you want to celebrate it. He has a deep reverence for Hawaiian spiritual tradition: he blows the pu (conch), and chants Hawaiian blessings. Gary offers ceremonies in many spiritual traditions, including Hawaiian, Religious Traditional, Contemporary Spiritual, Protestant, Jewish, Buddhist, and secular. VIEW HERE

Japanese Service Officiant

Shoko Fox

Shoko Fox was born in Japan and fully appreciates living in Hawaii. 22 years! She has learned much about the western life-style but also keeps traditional Japanese culture close to her heart. She is married with a man from Minnesota and say’s “This is the best experience of my life." Shoko blends her love of life in the islands with nature by running, swimming, biking and hiking through which she sees the power and beauty of living in Hawaii. Her ceremonies are performed in Japanese & English and filled with great spirit and more love than you could ever know to ask for. しょうこ フォックスは日本で生まれ、ハワイの素晴らしさに日々感謝しながら、移住して20年以上になります。西洋文化を学びながらも、日本の伝統的な文化を失うことなく、いつも心の中に秘めています。ミネソタ出身の青年との結婚は "人生の中での最高の出来事"。ハワイでの生活で、走り、泳ぎ、自転車に乗り、ハイキングをする事は、自然の力や美しさを感じ、溶け込むことのできる大好きなライフスタイル。セレモニーは、日本語と英語で行われます。心からの祈りと願いは、期待以上の素晴らしい感動の想い出となるでしょう。

Non-Denominational & Traditional Officiants

June Dillinger

Honolulu has been my home for almost 35 years and moving here from La Jolla, CA is one of my most favorite life decisions. I love Hawaii's ethnic diversity! While I have had many roles over the years; recently serving as the Associate Spiritual Leader at Windward Unity Church in Kaneohe and also working as the Youth Education Director at Unity Church of Hawaii, I also host a program called “It’s All About Love” with Olelo Community Media and it’s in it’s 5th year of broadcasting. My business came about through volunteering in the men’s prison in ministry of all places! Please ask for more details:) I have also facilitated Toastmasters in the women’s correctional facility among other adventures that have supported me in loving bigger. People are my passion! I have an amazing son on the island and have found my greatest pleasure is being of service to those choosing love and planning their wedding ceremony. June’s service is $325. Her colleagues services are $275. She will be delighted no mater who you choose. She believes there is enough love and money for everyone :)
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Ingrid R. Lewis

is called to the work of love thanks to her commitment to people. She is an accomplished educator, counselor, and entrepreneur with a Masters of Art. Her background in counseling, assessment and advocacy/outreach services lends itself perfectly to performing the ceremony of marriage. Ingrid displays personal and professional integrity in all that she does. Her career has taken her to New York, Arizona and now Hawaii. She believes that love is an essential element in living a resilient and fulfilling life. Her mission is to support the planet by imagining new greatness now!

Margie Hyatt

Growing up in a Presbyterian Church experience, Margie “stumbled upon” metaphysics after leaving the church of her childhood as a young adult. It would be two decades later that she discovered a church whose teachings reflected the spiritual credo that had grown through twenty years of metaphysical study and practice. Synchronicity brought her to the pastoral internship program at Unity Church of Hawaii in August, 2009. In February, 2010 Margie returned to Bremerton, WA to serve as Spiritual Leader of West Sound Unity Center, completing the LUT leadership curriculum at Unity Village, and was credentialed as a Licensed Unity Teacher in November, 2010. Returning “home” to O‘ahu in October, 2011 Margie is now part of the ministerial team at Unity Windward directing the Service and teaching SEE classes. Her joy is performing a marriage ceremony that embodies who you are, the story of your romance, and the dreams you hold for your future.

Lisa "Grace" Christian

I respect the sacredness of joining two souls in union; the lightheartedness and often tender moments that come forward during the ceremony. As a minister, I am blessed to be an integral part of a couple joining as partners in life. This work aligns beautifully in many ways with my other work helping individuals with spiritual direction as a Medical Intuitive. I have witnessed how love heals and transforms lives. I work intimately with individuals helping them transform areas of their life which are stuck. All of my work has shown me that each of us is a complex, beautiful masterpiece. From this work, I bring that love and reverence for each person I join in sacred marriage - as I honor the miracle of two souls who are brought together to walk with one another on their journey. My background also includes my work in public affairs, and together with my work in the healing arts, I bring my presence and special detailed attention to your day. I look forward to helping create your unforgettable day.

Geo Downer

Reverend Geo Downer is the spiritual leader of Windward Unity Church, where he is immersed in the pursuit of ministry. Geo demonstrates passion, excitement and enthusiasm about Oneness and recognition of the presence and power of Love in all of life. A dedication to service is an ongoing theme of Geo’s life, and joining two, as one is a way that Geo aspires to serve. Once from New Mexico… now a blessed local on Oahu!

Sumoha Jani

Sumoha is of South Asian descent and was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has also lived in California, New York, before moving to Hawaii. She's an educator by trade and a connector at heart. She is said to have a calm presence and demonstrates the ability to relate well with folks from all walks of life. She officiated her first wedding for two close friends in New Hampshire, which included writing their vows, and absolutely loved it. "That was when I knew that I wanted to give to people in this way.... I felt honored to participate in this way. The bride and groom said they felt calm, centered, and in their hearts for this very precious moment and that I helped in holding this space for them.”

Karen Renard

A Maine native, fell in love with Hawaii while vacationing and moved to the island of Oahu over seven years ago, escaping the long New England winters. Karen loves connecting with couples and considers it an honor to be part of the celebration of couples exchanging vows and joining together as partners in life. Her favorite hobby is photography so don’t be surprised if she asks to support you in taking some candid pics. She’s competed in several local contests and continues to blend her art and people skills together in bliss!

David Tasaka

What June loves about David is his sincerity in his support of others toward their highest good. He has always generously given creative solutions to what may be a simple question to him, yet to other’s, tough to conquer. He teaches classes both locally and on the mainland on health, wealth and relationships and has been on a spiritual path for decades. His life mission is to guide folks along their journey with love and abundance. He enjoys performing wedding services as it allows him to share in what may be the happiest day of a couple’s life.
To top it off… David is the 2012 Hawaii State Champion of Public Speaking with Toastmaster’s International!

Peter Magierski

Aloha to my “Ohana” which in Hawaiian means extended family. Over the past 15 years. I have traveled and lived in over 25 cities. I've been to Guatemala, Ecuador, El Salvador, up-and-down East Coast from Maine to New York City and Florida. I've traveled across the United States on the way to Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, then Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. The wind carried me as the Universe guided me toward a new spiritual road. After many years of life's lessons that included Alaska and a few activist campaigns on gay marriage in Seattle… I landed in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since, my super conscience has awakened filling my spirit in a way I’d never imagined. The people here in Hawaii showed love and compassion with overwhelming abundance. I learned about “Aloha” and how we can all live life together as one big “Ohana.” Braddha's, sista's, auntie’s, uncles and friends, united we all stand in love. My home church is Unity on the slopes of Diamond Head where I am enrolled in spiritual enrichment education classes on the path to becoming a ordained Unity minister. I'd be honored to share this special moment in your life with you.                                                        Mahalo and see you real soon.

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