West & Southwest Virginia Clergy

Clergy Ready to Marry Lesbian and Gay Couples! 

West and Southwest Virginia

* Indicates the person is available to meet couples at the listed courthouse the first day marriage is legal. If you want to be sure they are there for you, we advise emailing in advance. Also, it is wise to check if there is any fee for the clergy services involved for officiating on the first day (there certainly will be a fee and other requirements for weddings performed at other times). 

Rev. Dara Olandt, Unitarian Universalist Church of the New River Valley, Blacksburg, Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg, email

 Rev. Joe CobbMetropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, Roanoke City Courthouse, email

Rev. Linda Taylor, Unity of Roanoke Valley, Roanoke, email

* Rev. Paul BoothbyFirst Unitarian Church of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City Courthouse, email

Rev. Dr. Melanie Miller, Sojourners United Church of Christ, Charlottesville, email

* Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church--Unitarian Universalist, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City Courthouse, email

Rev. Don Lansky and Rev. Patricia Gulino Lansky, Unity of Charlottesville, Charlottesville, email 

Rev. Allison Hager Jackson, Alliance of Baptists (hospital chaplain), Charlottesville/Lynchburg, email 

* Rev. Gail Minnick, Metropolitan Community Church of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Winchester City/Frederick County Courthouse, email 

* Rev. Paul Britner, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shenandoah Valley, Stephens City, Winchester City/Frederick County Courthouse, email

Rev. Kelly Sisson,  United Church of Christ, Winchester, email 

Rev. David Denham, United Church of Christ, Roanoke, email (after mid-September)

Rev. Derek Ritenour, United Church of Christ, Woodstock, email 

Melissa "Lisa" Lucas Gardner, J.D., licensed officiant, Montgomery County Courthouse in Christiansburg, email

Fr. William Jones, OSB, Sacred Heart Mission (Old Catholic Church), Ruffin, NC (licensed in Virginia), email