Laki

Rev. Laki Pomaikai Ka’ahumanu is the great, great grandson of Queen Ka’ahumanu, wife of King Kamehameha, who was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii under one kingdom. Having Rev. Laki perform your traditional Hawaiian wedding or vow renewal ceremony not only provides you with the authentic Hawaiian rituals of chanting, blowing of the conch shell, and Hawaiian prayer… but also adds a truly royal touch: A minister who is a direct descendant of the last royal family to govern Maui and Hawaii.

*Please note Laki is $100 extra for westside weddings.

 
 

Kuya

Reverend Robert (Kuya) Alamodin   was born in the 1950s Philippines, at a time and place where family, community, and Catholic Church were the axes that life revolved around. Robert’s earliest memories are of his loving, warm-hearted grandparents who helped raise him until his father uprooted the family to immigrate to the San Francisco Bay area when Robert was 5 years old. His upbringing was framed by traditional Catholic practices and service to the Filipino community. The former altar boy may have never found his calling as a wedding officiant if it had not been for his attemptat returning to his roots and his search for a more inclusive spirituality. On his way back to the Philippines, a stopover in Hawaii in the 1980 changed everything!  It was love at first sight, and this love affair continues. Maui, with its harmonious ethnic diversity and atmosphere of gentle tolerance born of “Aloha”, has been his home ever since.Reverend Roberto has also worked for the Ark of Maui as an attendant of special needs adults, and served as staff at Special Olympics events. As a Hospice volunteer and member of Doorway Into Light, his fondest calling is tending to those approaching life’s greatest transition with compassion and dignity. Ordained by the Universal Life Church, Robert’s non-denominational, interfaith wedding ceremony fuses traditional Hawaiian elements such as the Oli Chant and use of the Pu (Conch Shell) with Christian and Universal Spiritual Principles that recognize the human divinity in us all. Reverend Roberto is known for his deeply empathic, soulful demeanor that rarely fails to moisten the eyes of the brides and grooms he is honored to marry. His easy and warmhearted style soothes even the most anxious couple’s nerves.

Richardo

Richardo Hanakoo was born and raised in Indonesia in an orphanage and educated by the Dutch. He is a Conzega University graduate and was involved with orphanage charities in South America and Indonesia most of his life. His spiritual journey started from the days of the discipline in the orphanage as a Jesuit student to that magical discovery of the greatness of the spiritual universe. It has given him the wonderful opportunities to help many with their own spiritual beginnings. Richardo came to Maui 11 years ago and right away felt the glory of paradise that is everywhere here in Maui and realized that he has come home. He is a non-denominational minister and has a way of embracing and touching everybody with that joy and Aloha that is so special of Maui. He feels that the magical moment of your wedding ceremony must be a memory that last a life time.

 

 
 
 
 

Ernest

Reverend Ernest Pua’a was born on Oahu and raised on the friendly island of Moloka’i before moving to Maui in the late 70′s. In the early years of his life, his father, an accomplished slack key guitarist, taught him how to play the guitar; while his mother taught him to sing. Hawaiian music has therefore always been a big part of his life. AKA “Da Barefoot Warrior” he has been one of the most sought after musicians on Maui, playing for many wedding couples and in many different venues. As time went on, one of Maui’s great reverends Pastor Laki Kaahumanu encouraged him to become an officiate and ordained him. Ernest Puaa is a wonderful, and kind hearted person, a God loving human being and well known for his caring manner. He finds joy in sharing his love and Aloha spirit with so many different kinds of people; who were once strangers in his life and are now part of his “Ohana” which means “Family.”What a blessing to be married by this truly Hawaiian spiritual man who finds pleasure in knowing that he is doing exactly what he was put on this earth for.

 
 

Kimo

Pastor James “Kimo” Kirkman’s faith has brought him to the ministry where he has been serving for many years. He is a devoted family man with a great sense of humor and his ceremony is always performed from the heart. He opens every marriage celebration with the blowing of the conch shell, the oli (Hawaiian chant) and closes with a Hawaiian prayer. He will perform religious, non-religious, vow renewals and is open to travel wherever needed.

Kyle

Kyle

Kyle Evanko is a five year Maui Resident who loves helping couples get married.  Kyle can do a very simple marriage or vow renewal for you.  While not a native Hawaiian, Kyle can blow the Hawaiian Pu'u (conch shell) before and after your ceremony.  Kyle will explain the meaning of the Hawaiian Lei exchange and help you exchange your first gifts to each other.  Kyle is also one of our Photographers, he can do your ceremony and then take pictures afterwards.  Kyle is a perfect choice for those couples who want a simple ceremony with a few photos.

David Courson

Pastor David Courson is a true Christian Minister.  David is one of the few Ministers on Maui who will talk to you on the phone to create a personal ceremony based on your lives.

David Courson has been serving as Associate Pastor at Calvary Chapel South Maui since 2004. He is very happily married to Robin Courson. David has led short-term mission teams to over 30 nations around the world, and coordinates the Missions Ministry of Calvary Chapel.

David also directs the Christian Counseling Services ministry of the church. Individual and family counseling services are available without charge as a ministry to the community through our team of Christian counselors.

In addition to missions and counseling, David is regularly invited to speak for civic organizations, churches and Christian conferences in Hawaii and overseas.

Tino

Born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui, Rev. Valentine (Tino) Rosete truly represents the spirit of Aloha.

Tino, having been ordained through New Passion Ministries and having been a dedicated family man for many years, has built his life upon a foundation of love and devotion that is matched only by his commitment to providing the most heart-felt wedding ceremonies.

Whether presiding over a large ceremony or simply joining a couple in matrimony on a secluded beach, Tino approaches every interaction with the individual attention and respect that it deserves. Rev. Rosete has married hundreds of happy couples with his Hawaiian Non-Denominational Christian ceremonies, but still treats every new ceremony as a new oppurtunity to pour his sincerity and passion into every word he speaks.

Tino feels truly blessed to do what he does, and he derives no greater pleasure than in the sharing of his faith and his Aloha spirit.

*Please note Tino is $100 extra for westside weddings.