About Us

We enjoy helping individuals, couples and groups celebrate life’s many events through ceremony officiating and mentoring.

Jody BretonJody Breton

Jody began her new life work as a Wedding Officiant and Life Event Celebrant after a long career in medicine. She found her calling after officiating weddings on occasion as a Maine Notary. Now an ordained Chaplain Jody specializes in customizing and officiating ceremonies through a practice of deep listening and warm inquiry into the nature of the individuals, couples and groups seeking an officiant or celebrant and then weaving those unique qualities into their ceremony. Through a blend of sentiment and humor the ceremonies that Jody creates are signature, one of a kind events.

“My husband and I were so fortunate to have found Jody through CHIME (Chaplaincy Institute of Maine) and we found that she was the perfect fit to marry us.  Jody took the time to meet with us several times, listening closely to our journey and experiences together as a couple. Jody was also helpful in sending us blessings and readings for the ceremony, as well as helping us brainstorm how we wanted our vows and ceremony to be.  As a result, Jody helped us create the most unique and beautiful wedding ceremony that was truly special and our own. On our wedding day, Jody radiates positive light and energy. She crafted the most beautiful blessing for us that spoke to who we were as a couple and as individuals, and she provided the guidance and gentle, loving spirit to guide our ceremony.  Many of our guests remarked on what a beautiful job Jody did officiating our ceremony, and how memorable it was as a result.” Mercedes Grandin

Ordained in 2011 as an Interfaith Chaplain from the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine Jody performs ceremonies for all life events. Serving the wider community Jody has an all inclusive and welcoming practice of all religious,spiritual beliefs or none.

For information on Jody’s Shamanic Practice go to https://www.MaineShamanism.com

Jody BretonMentoring Programs

Come walk with us. The mission of our mentorship programs and individual spiritual guidance is to provide structure and spiritual direction within the foundations of an Interfaith and Shamanic worldview for those who are seeking growth on their life path and toward their spiritual potential. We will meet you where you are at spiritually and guide you toward your desired potential through teaching, discussion, the shamanic journey or guided meditation and intentional ceremonial experience within a safe, ethical and confidential practice. Following any mentoring or individual session we are readily available for follow up support. You are never alone in this process.

Jody facilitates a variety of workshops and programs of varying levels and has ongoing face to face mentorship sessions for support and deepening of one’s spiritual practice.

Learn more about mentoring workshops & programs on MaineShamanism.com

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The moment with first spoke with Rev Jody we felt a sense of calmness about the process. We knew we wanted to write our own vows but didn’t know where to start. She had us start by writing love letters to each other, and experience that brought us closer together during the stress of wedding planning. Then she helped us pull pieces of our love letters and shape them into vows. She provided the gentle guidance we needed. She was in tune with our feelings and kept a close check on our pulse throughout the process. She also helped us stay organized with logistics of a to do list. She was flexible yet helped lead the way when we were unsure. She lead our rehearsal which made us feel at ease. She performed a beautiful hand-binding ceremony for us in the presence of our immediate family. It was magical. The entire process was highly personalized. We highly recommend Rev Jody to those looking for the personal touch

Tricia Garrett
Jody was a dream come true and the perfect match for my parent’s surprise vow renewal. We are from New Jersey and my dad was surprising my mom with a vow renewal in Maine on a family vacation. Jody was more than accessible through phone calls and emails planning the whole ceremony. She sent drafts of the ceremony based on the info she gathered and made sure we loved every detail. She did great at making, it feel like she knew my parents forever when in reality she met them moments before. She went over and beyond in assisting us with anything we needed. For example, offering flowers and offering her husband to take some pictures for us during the ceremony. She even did a last minute change for us when weather wasn’t cooperating with us. We feel so lucky we chose her to share in my parent’s special day. You won’t be disappointed with her services.
Katie Sotak

Jody helped us create the most unique and beautiful wedding ceremony that was truly special and our own.

On our wedding day, Jody radiated positive light and energy. She crafted the most beautiful blessing for us that spoke to who we were as a couple and as individuals, and she provided the guidance and gentle, loving spirit to guide our ceremony.

Many of our guests remarked on what a beautiful job Jody did officiating our ceremony, and how memorable it was as a result.

Mercedes & Erik

Jody is a wonderful Ceremonialist, she is a powerful practitioner and facilitator of Spirit. She is nurturing and is a wonderful guide for ceremony and Spirit work. I trust her. She was the first person and only person I thought of when my husband and I decided to be married. She assisted me in creating a wonderful ceremony that made both myself (a shamanic practitioner) and my husband (not a shamanic practitioner) very comfortable and happy. It was a day we will remember and hold forever in Love, Laughter and Light.

Kristi D

Jody is a beloved woman of the universe who I trust completely. I have received Shamanic healing from Jody and have had her work with a friend of mine in need. I’ve seen Jody in action performing rituals with integrity and joyfulness. I highly recommend all of Jody’s work.

Nanci A, UKandu Coaching Service

Jody is truly a deeply spiritual person, with a very open and generous spirit. Any ceremony that she does will be both extremely meaningful and very memorable.

Peter W, Behavioral Health Resources of Maine

Jody has a warmth about her. In whatever she practices , teachers, ministers , she shows a miraculous degree of attention and compassion. In her presence you immediately feel the infectious glow of Jodys style. She gives 200% of herself to everything she offers. She is authentic, passionate and true. She is what you have been waiting for!

Terry Morgan, Shamanic Astrologer

Jody was a dream come true and the perfect match for my parent’s surprise vow renewal. We are from New Jersey and my dad was surprising my mom with a vow renewal in Maine on a family vacation. Jody was more than accessible through phone calls and emails planning the whole ceremony. She sent drafts of the ceremony based on the info she gathered and made sure we loved every detail. She did great at making, it feel like she knew my parents forever when in reality she met them moments before. She went over and beyond in assisting us with anything we needed. For example, offering flowers and offering her husband to take some pictures for us during the ceremony. She even did a last minute change for us when weather wasn’t cooperating with us. We feel so lucky we chose her to share in my parent’s special day. You won’t be disappointed with her services.

Katie Sotak, Destination Maine Vow Renewal, Acadia National Park.