Hello, I'm a Kansas resident getting married on the Missouri side and I'm trying to find out what the requirements are for a master of ceremonies in this state. I found this on the Jackson County website:
Marriages may be solemnized by any clergyman, either active or retired, who is in good standing with any church or synagogue in this state. Marriages may also be solemnized, without compensation, by any judge, including a municipal judge. Marriages may also be solemnized by a religious society, religious institution, or religious organization of this state, according to the regulations and customs of the society, institution or organization, when either party to the marriage to be solemnized is a member of such society, institution or organization.
But I'm not entirely sure what it means. My fiance and I would like to have his father be the wedding officiant. He's not a minister, but he has a Master of Divinities degree and he's been the master of ceremonies for a wedding in Illinois. Is there a little class or certification he needs to take? He is also not from Missouri, he's a citizen of California. Is this even possible? Does anyone have any information that could help me or can anyone point me in the right direction of who to ask? I'd appreciate any help!