Our Team

Hawaiian Service Performers 

Ryan Keali’i Souza

Aloha! I was born and raised on the Island of Oahu in the small country town called Haleiwa. I come from a traditional Christian upbringing but have adopted a New Thought Non-Denominational approach in my understanding of who God is to me. My true understanding of God’s nature is that God is Love. Love knows no boundaries, is not biased, prejudiced, or judgmental. Love gives life! I am honored to be able to guide couples into this understanding of Love. I look forward to being a part of your magical day.

Aloha Aku, Aloha Mai- Give love freely, Receive love freely!

Kahu “Makanani” Lisa Grace Christian

Kahu “Makanani” honors the sacredness of joining two souls together; offering both a traditional Hawaiian wedding and contemporary non-denominational ceremony. Makanani appreciates both the lightheartedness and tender moments that come forward during the ceremony. She has witnessed how love transforms lives through her work as an intuitive healer working with clients worldwide in helping them understand the core of an illness and how to heal. Makanani also performs blessings for homes and businesses and offers a “Hawaiian Spiritual Tour” to those interested in more about the rich culture of the islands and people. She is vibrant - and her love can be felt as she offers her very best to our couples on their wedding day. She promises to make it the most memorable day of your lives.

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  

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.

Non-Denominational & Traditional Officiants

Ingrid R. Lewis

Ingrid 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!

Rick Deleon

Whether you desire a traditional, progressive, or more adventurous ceremony, I would be honored to share the gift of assisting you with your wedding, renewal or commitment ceremony with your partner! I recognize and respect any couple who desires to commit their lives to one another. If you are the more adventurous type, I will help create your one-of-a-kind “thrill seeker” ceremony! Options available include, but are not limited to, hiking tropical waterfall trails or ascending to a stunning Cliffside perch, scuba diving, or even performing a ceremony while soaring silently over the beautiful North Shore of Oahu in an FAA certified glider. I was born and raised in Waimanalo on the beautiful windward coast of Oahu. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hawaii in 1985 and entered service in the Air Force, where I served for 22 years, retiring in 2007. I’m happily married and the proud parent of 4 adult children.

Owner ~ Coordinator

June Dillinger

Honolulu has been my home for almost 40 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 9th 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 is an inspirational speaker and her talks have taken as far as Santiago, Chile.