For Internet Ministers, a Lark Becomes a Passion

Those who get ordained to perform a wedding keep coming back
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 26, 2008 9:02 AM CDT
Ministers who get ordained online to officiate at a friend's wedding often end up sticking with their newfound activity.   (
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(Newser) – It starts when friends asks you to officiate at their wedding, but it often doesn't end there. Many who become ministers with the click of a mouse—through the Universal Life Church or the Church of Spiritual Humanism—find themselves staying in the marriage business, the Chicago Tribune reports. Forging bonds becomes a pleasurable sideline—almost a ministry.

“Once you get into it, it's a deeply felt experience,” says a TV-host-turned-minister.