Meet The Team
Founder & Sr. Officiant
Joshua (Josh) Volland-Burns
My name is Joshua Volland-Burns, proud Kansas Citian born and raised; and proud to still call Kansas City home!
I was ordained in 2009 to ensure that when it became legalized for same-sex couples to marry federally, I was able to provide a loving, caring, and thoughtful ceremony to the LGBTQ+ community after hearing concerns of this being available.
Since that time I have had the privilege to be a part of many different weddings for all different walks of life!
We truly look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your special day, no matter how big or small!
With an Associate’s Degree in Theater and a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry, Michael is capable of delivering a customized wedding experience ranging from traditional to theatrical and everything in between. Although he has been seen on stage as both a pastor and an actor, you can rely on this versatile officiant to provide a professional level of service whether your ideal ceremony is civil or religious, serious or comical, casual or extravagant. When it comes to making your special day perfect, there is no request he cannot accommodate. Michael also believes in diversity and inclusion and feels that every couple deserves to have the very best experience. Most of all, Michael finds joy in uniting partners in love and takes pride in providing a one-of-a-kind experience on your wedding day.
My name is Lisa Vanderheiden. A California native, I’ve spent the last decade traveling and studying anthropology. Kansas City lured me into permanent residence with its overabundance of heart and easy living. Over the course of my experiences I have seen love with many different faces and customs, all deserving to be celebrated. I became ordained so I could help couples celebrate each other, in their own fashion. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you shape the ceremony that best represents your love for each other.