When you book a wedding with us at the Swedenborgian Church, you will work with a team of dedicated professionals who will do everything to ensure that your wedding is a joyous event.
Rev. Junchol Lee, Senior Pastor
Reverend Junchol Lee is native of South Korea with a diverse background in religion, language, history and eastern philosophy. After being ordained as a minister at the Swedenborg School of Religion in 2000, his central focus as a parish minister has been biblical preaching, officiating weddings & baptisms, and providing pastoral counseling to couples, parents, and parishioners. Since 2011, He has served the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church as Senior Pastor where he continues his pastoral duties and teaches a wide variety of classes. Rev. Lee is a husband and proud father of two children and very focused on the value and importance of family. Thus, Rev. Lee is willing to offer up to 6 meetings for the couples who are willing to spend time with him in learning, discussing, and understanding what it means and takes to build a healthy and happy marriage house.
Rev. Rachel Rivers
Rev. Dr. Rachel Rivers is a minister, teacher and counselor with over 25 years of experience. She was pastor of the San Francisco Swedenborgian Church for 18 years and currently teaches seminars on Swedenborgian spirituality and maintains a counseling practice in the Marina District, working with individuals and couples. Rev. Rachel is skilled at conducting meaningful, personal, joyful weddings. She enjoys working with couples to create a wedding ceremony that fits their individual needs and desires, whether it be for a religious ceremony, “spiritual but not religious”, interfaith, or secular. Rev. Rachel offers, but does not require, pre-marital counseling using the Prepare Enrich Pre-Marital Inventory.
Music Director: Jonathan Dimmock
Jonathan Dimmock is a professional concert organist having performed in churches, major concert halls, music festivals and cathedrals throughout the world. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Yale Divinity School, he is also a published composer, writer, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist. Jonathan’s extensive ecclesiastical experience includes work as organist and music director at Westminster Abbey, three American Cathedrals, and several churches in the Bay Area. Jonathan currently performs as the regular organist with the San Francisco Symphony, is the Principal Organist of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, and teaches at Sonoma State University.