Meet our Ordained Ministers / Officiants

  • Rev. Daniel A. Neilson – Dan is the owner of I Wed Solutions and the former owner of Stratford Banquets which was closed down in November of 2006, so that the Grayslake Police Department could be expanded.

    Walking down isle at midlane country club.Ordained in May of 2003, Dan has been happily officiating wedding ceremonies ever since. To date, he has successfully performed over 300 ceremonies.

    Dan’s ‘take charge’ attitude during rehearsals is extremely welcomed and he is very flexible when it comes to making changes, especially last minute ones. Dan promises you the perfect ceremony.

    Among other things, Dan can also provide DJ Services and Magical entertainment!


    Kate after the wedding ceremony

    Rev. Katherine Polenzani – Ordained in 2006, she’s a perfect match for your special day. Kate is excellent at performing ceremonies. It must be from her background as a school teacher.

    Her ability to take control at the rehearsal and make it perfect for you, continues through to the ceremony. You will love her right from the start!

    Rev. Ramon Montoya – Our newest member and our only bi-lingual minister, Ramon does a fantastic job at all of his weddings.

    Dan has witnessed one of Ramon’s ceremonies. Even though Dan didn’t know the language very well, he saw a happy bride shedding tears of joy and noted that he knew Ramon’s performance was perfecto! The bride also told Dan that Ramon was awesome!

    Rev. William Shermak- Bill is a great guy. He has a knack for writing you the perfect ceremony. He has fine tuned a few of our basic ceremonies, as well.

    Bill has a unique passion for officiating ceremonies. You will instantly know he is a fine choice the moment you speak with him.

    Rev. Tracy Berkmeier is a seasoned professional. I have seen and heard her ceremonies many times and they are perfect.