Weddings Designed With the Marriage in Mind
I Choose Us
Pastor Matt Koppelman
Pastor Matt has been married to Stephanie since 1992 and they have two grown kids. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991, and earned his Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Grace School of Theology in May 2011. For nearly six years, he served as the founding pastor of a church plant in a rapidly growing area of Southeast Montgomery County.
Before that, and since then, he has worked in corporate environments, focusing on client relationships, customer service, and personnel management. He sees his role as a minister as both counselor and caregiver, and is a great leader and teacher.
Matt enjoys golfing, hunting, tailgating at Texas A&M football games, and drinking good coffee. He loves officiating weddings because he loves being married and wants to see others build great relationships in the context of marriage.
A traveling surcharge will be added for venues further than a 50-mile radius from the 77386 zip code.
I will arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony unless walk-through rehearsal is requested, in which case, I will arrive at a time agreed upon by myself and the bride and groom.
It is the bride and groom's responsibility to acquire a valid marriage license. I must have a marriage license before the ceremony begins.
A 50% deposit will hold your date and time. The balance is due 14 days before the wedding. Payments can be made by cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.
All fees paid are non-refundable. The bride and groom will hold harmless the officiant, who will not be liable for any damages/compensation due to performance or non-performance of the ceremony.
I look forward to serving you on your special day!
Matt led my husband and me through pre-marital counseling over 6 years ago. Although I knew the importance of pre-marital counseling, I had no idea the lasting impact it would have on our marriage. From the very beginning, Matt spoke of the importance of putting God first in our marriage, a fact that would lead us through both joyous and difficult situations.
Matt had the perfect combination of specific topics such as finance and raising children, but also made it a point to get to know us as a couple to tackle topics unique to us. Although many topics were of serious nature, Matt was always able to lighten the conversation with jokes and funny stories. Looking back, we are so thankful for Matt’s wisdom and gift of teaching. His care for others and God are so evident and a blessing to young couples about to take the leap into marriage.
- Beau & Kristen
We had the pleasure of working with Matt a few years ago. He guided us through premarital counseling, that I 100% recommend, even if you think you don’t need it. Thankfully, his advice still sticks with us today. It is so important for you and your spouse to be on the same page and he really makes sure to cover all the specific points and talk through them. Matt took the time to get to know my husband and I throughout the premarital meetings. We enjoyed his ceremony so much, four other couples that are our close friends used Matt for their ceremonies as well. Can’t recommend him enough!
- Drew & Lacey
My wife and I recently worked with Matt through pre-marital counseling and through our wedding ceremony, although it wasn’t quite that simple. The outbreak of Covid-19 postponed our original wedding date and interrupted our pre-marital counseling. Matt was more than accommodating to say the least. He was gracious enough to not only agree to reschedule to our new wedding date without hesitation, but he also worked with us to officiate on our original wedding date so we didn’t have to wait to actually get married! He was willing to work with us through the rigors of scheduling around all of the limits that the Covid pandemic placed on us. Through it all, it was clear that Matt really loves what he does, and is MOST interested in our happiness as a couple. I am not only glad that we were able to work with Matt as our officiant, but I also look forward to a long lasting friendship with Matt and am glad to know that he is always in our corner.
Thanks for everything Matt!
5 out of 5 stars – would get married again!
- Granger & Mary
Matt did an incredible job officiating our wedding, but he did so much more for us as well. His premarital counseling helped my husband and me so much to realize where our strengths and weaknesses as a couple have been and how we can work on them. Matt was very warm and caring through the whole process and took the time to get to know us as a couple as well as tackling the subjects we chose for the counseling. He is so kind and genuine and made a lasting impact on my husband and me and we feel so blessed to have been able to meet with him and for him to be such an integral part of our wedding day! Thank you so much, Matt!
- Cam & Holly