Rev. Jim DeKornfeld is the founder of Daybreak Ceremonies. He is a Minister-Director of the Universal Brotherhood Movement, as well as, a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. Daybreak Ceremonies is dedicated to the belief that all individuals and couples deserve to be treated with respect and honor, and that a personal ceremony that draws from the love and life story being celebrated is more meaningful and spiritual than a ceremony that relies on a set dogma or liturgy. Jim has celebrated many dozens of weddings and other family ceremonies since Daybreak Ceremonies broke ground in 2012.


New Jersey:

Rev. Blanca Diaz


Blanca came to her ministry by way of an events planner background; she enjoys creating special memories for others and sharing in people’s happiness. Blanca is fluent in Spanish and loves the opportunity to work with couples to create the perfect ceremony.


Rev. Jill Searing

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Jill has worked as an executive in a Fortune 500 company as well as working with non-profits and small organizations. She brings a sense of peace, a sense of love and a sense that the most important item on her schedule today is to make you feel as though you are the most important person in the world. And you know, she is right.


Western New York (Buffalo area)

Rev. Pat Reilly

Pat Reilly

Rev Patrick Reilly was originally drawn to the ministry as a result of two very dear friends who asked  him to create and officiate their wedding ceremony. His life was changed as much as theirs. He writes from the heart and the ceremonies he performs are sincere, inspiring and truly express the love shared by those standing before him.



North Carolina:

Rev. Dawn Penfold – Southern Pines, NC


Dawn has a way of immediately learning the best about any of the couples she works with and delivering ceremonies that go right to the heart of the love they share.




FentonRev. Fenton Wilkinson – Whispering Pines, NC

Fenton is a recovering merger/acquisition attorney, who quit to help people live their passion in practical lives of love and cooperation. His ministry is one of Hope and Oneness. In crafting his ceremonies, he works with each participant to distill the essence of their truth and intentions. These are woven together as an expression of the couple/family, and then connected with the larger whole.



Rev. Janet Kenworthy – Aberdeen, NC

Reverend Janet Kenworthy takes your sentiments seriously. She has a wonderful gift for  creating and performing your ceremony exactly as you envision it to be. She takes the responsibility to create and perform a ceremony that perfectly epitomizes the loving kindness of your relationship. 





HanMinisterHan Hills – Humanistic Minister – Wilmington, NC area

Han Hills has been helping couples and families celebrate the special moments in their lives since 2006. Based in Wilmington, he works all across the Carolinas and is a winner of the Wedding Wire Couples choice award. 
Han specializes in creating ceremonies which are truly unique and personal. He starts by asking for their relationship biography and talking through how their dreams for the big day can be made a reality. 
Han works primarily on non-religious and Humanist ceremonies, but also where two people come from different backgrounds requiring a fusion of cultural traditions.

This is the greatest job and privilege any celebrant can have and Han will take great pride in making your day you will remember with smiles for all your years together.

South Carolina – North Myrtle Beach

PhilRev. Phillip Johnson – Does it all. He is a principal partner of Elite Entertainment which has a 5 – Star rating with He would love to have the opportunity to work with you within the North Myrtle Beach area. He can both officiate or provide the full range of decoration and and DJ services.





Gwen Downs – Celebrant

  Gwen is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and ordained minister. She studied at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute — an international leader in this field. As a ceremony and ritual expert Gwen brings many new and creative ideas to the ceremonies she writes for her clients. When she is finished, she will have created a one-of-a-kind ceremony that tells your love story and embraces your individuality while respecting your beliefs. Your day, your way!



For anyone considering a wedding or for that matter any special "life" event that deserves recognition or celebrating Kathe and I ,without reservation,recommend Jim DeKornfeld as your officiant/minister/event planner. Jim takes the time to listen to your story and to weave it in a way that shines light on the specialness and the uniqueness of it. The compassion,caring and nonjudgmental understanding ( not to mention patience) he exemplifies in his own life came to the table in preparing our wedding ceremony making it as many people later said " that was the best wedding I have ever been to". Tim and Kathe Wilson

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