I Do Weddings NOLA and Coast

Wedding Officiant in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast


Dr. Schumm is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (Congregational Church) and proudly claims the heritage of this progressive, liberal denomination. Consequently, he has performed numerous inter-denominational, inter-faith, inter-cultural, secular, and blended family weddings. Since 1992, he has had the privilege of officiating at same-sex celebrations. In addition, he has conducted renewal of vows for many couples.

Rev. Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Schumm
Rev. Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Schumm

He is uniquely qualified to work with you in planning your ceremony based on the following credentials:

 • Performed over 2300 weddings in church and secular settings.

 • Ordained member of the clergy. He was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 1972.          

 • Earned Bachelor of Religious Education from Elon University (1969).


 • Completed Doctor of Ministry (1993) and Master of Divinity (1972) programs at 

    Eden Theological Seminary in addition to post graduate studies at University of Miami. 

 • Focused his graduate work on research and practica related to marriage.


 • Conducted numerous marriage retreats and seminars. 

 • Registered to conduct marriage ceremonies in Louisiana in Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, 

    St. Tammany Parish, and East Baton Rouge Parish. 

 • Qualified to conduct marriage ceremonies on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Hancock County, 

    Harrison County, and Jackson County).


“May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.”