Lead Officiant | Pastor
Ken Hoelscher is always honored to be part of happiest day in a couple’s life – their wedding. Because Ken has had the privilege of officiating in over 300 weddings in the past three years he brings the perfect balance between light and casual to intimate and sincere. But most of all – he has a fun time doing it! Ken has been a pastor for over 25 years and had the opportunity to officiate hundreds of weddings in that time. He started his third church plant in 2009 called Carmel Mountain Church. In addition to officiating weddings, Ken is a musician performing in venues all over southern California. If he is not officiating a wedding or performing his music you will find him riding his Harley-Davidson with this wife. He is married to his wife Penjo and has three kids Dakota (20), Justin (15), and Cece (14). Because of his public communication experience Ken is flexible and will help make your wedding a truly fun and memorable event.
“If you want to WOW your family, hire Ken. I had at least 5 different people come up to me after our ceremony and compliment me on my officiant, like when does THAT ever happen?! He speaks so wonderfully in front of everyone, and so naturally and easily. Your families and friends want to hear about your love story and KEN IS THE PERFECT guy to tell it!”
Officiant | Pastor
Mark Murphy considers it a privilege to be a part of such a big day for a couple, and their friends and family. Having been a licensed pastor for the last 15 years, he did not start off doing weddings but once friends and family found out he could, a steady stream of requests came to him. Soon he found himself officiating several weddings a year and since joining our team he has done dozens more. His years of experience as a pastor, musician, singer, and front man have made him an excellent communicator in many settings. He and his wife Joelene have known each other since they were 10 years old. They have six children Jenna (29), Katie (23, married), Alex (20), Lauren (18), Brie (17) and Megan (14). When he is not doing weddings, he is hanging with the family, which sometimes requires a bus, or out singing with his Journey Tribute band Journeymen. Mark is committed to making your ceremony fun and memorable for you, your family and friends.
“We had a last minute change and needed to hire an officiant. Mark was available and quickly got to work getting to know us and our history. He was so adaptable and able to make changes. He brought great charisma and made our ceremony perfect. It had enough content to make an impression but made sure the ceremony didnt drag on. Thanks Mark for making our day so special!”
Officiant | Pastor
Ken Hudson absolutely loves presiding over weddings! Having officiated well over 100 weddings the past 3 years he has the experience to make your wedding day special. Ken is the lead pastor at Carmel Mountain Church in San Diego, husband to his wife Linda for 38 years and is the father of Andre Hudson, Kelsey Dillon (married), and Brooke Sanchez (married). God has also blessed the family with six grandchildren; Amaya, Jordan, Olivia, Malekai, Avery and Zion. In addition to pastoring a church Ken is also an educator of thirty five plus years. The Hudson family lived overseas for twenty three years as Ken worked for the Department of Defense Dependent School System. As a teacher, coach and athletic director the family travelled all over the world. Ken will bring a wealth of marital knowledge to the process, and he has a diverse background to tailor make your wedding day truly special. Many couples have found Ken’s approach to their wedding fun, insightful, memorable and tasteful.
There are plenty of people who can officiate your wedding, but when you hire SoCal Vows, you are hiring experienced communicators that will create a fun and happy ceremony! We have been communicating to people in wedding and conferences for over 26 years. We can help you through the nerves and stress of the ceremony. We tell couples all the time, “There is nobody else leading the feel and style of your wedding like the officiant. The officiant is the only other person speaking in your wedding.” We work hard to bring the perfect balance to your wedding ceremony. Our officiants enjoy being fun and lighthearted in the ceremony, and balance that with the intimacy and sedimental values of having a wedding. We are not comedians, but we know how to make your ceremony fun and not boring:) We never want your guest to look at their watch and say, “When is this going to be over?” We will make sure your wedding is perfect for you, and we look forward to helping you plan your wedding. If you’re a fun couple – let’s make some magic!
Here is how you can get started. Pick the package and price that works best for you. Go to the Contact Us page and we will get back to you the same day! Once you Save The Date we will send you an email asking a couple questions about you guys, and what special words come to mind when you think of your fiancé. We will then take that information and create a special ceremony that will make your wedding day personal and memorable. Plus, you will have a good time doing it!
You need to be comfortable about your ceremony… WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE!