Rev. Susan Varon, Taos Officiant of Love


An Interfaith, Non-Denominational, Intercultural Ceremony YOUR Way



I am an ordained Interfaith Minister, artist and writer. I am also a stroke survivor. Before answering the call to spiritual service, I taught writing workshops at Marymount College in New York, and to women survivors of physical or emotional trauma.

In 2003, I felt a call to the ministry, and entered One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City. I was graduated and ordained in June 2005.

In April 2007, I expanded my Weddings Ministry to the Taos, New Mexico area, and moved my main residence to Taos. I am a member of the National Association of Wedding Ministers, and very much enjoy being an Officiant of Love for couples in the Taos area!
 Email Rev. Susan at or telephone 575-751-1452.


 My journey to this Wedding Ministry began in the Emergency Room of the NYU Medical Center. It was 1989, and at a too-young age, I was having a stroke. I was wheeled into an operating room and underwent brain surgery.

In the long months of recovery, one thing became clear to me. I could so easily have died, yet I did not. I slowly understood that I was being given back my life for a purpose.

Since then, I have become a poet and teacher. Now my path has culminated in this joyful calling to be an Officiant of Love.

A few years ago, I wrote a poem entitled, “God Loves Susan.” I could just as well have said, “The Universe Loves Susan.” The point was that that’s how I feel about my life. I still walk with a cane, and have other markers of stroke. They are the residue of what I see as the greatest good fortune of my life—the flowering that began immediately after the stroke, and continues to bless me to this day.

I would be so honored if you would allow me to share these blessings with you.