I joined Great Officiants in 2015, but I’ve been writing, directing, producing, and performing films and interactive theatre for over 20 years, customizing every performance, with over 1000 events as Host, EmCee, or Auctioneer.
As a Cowboy, Elvis, a Wisconsin Cheesehead, PT Barnum, 1920s era Gangster, a Film Director in Top Hat and Tails, a Vampire (is that the same thing?), The Clergyman from The Princess Bride, or any character we create together, I will help make your wedding fun, romantic, unique, and incorporate the carefully planned with every unexpected gift of the day, absorb any stress related to the ceremony itself, so that you and your party are free to laugh and celebrate.
Thanks to “Aaaaarmy training, sir” my voice is able to command attention; I know how to steer the roller coaster, so that laughter opens your guests, so moments of sensitivity and true emotion are felt more deeply. With a B.A. in English from the Univ. of Notre Dame, I love and study languages and accents, and have weaved phrases in German, Russian, Swedish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hawaiian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, and several other languages into the ceremony.
I live in North Orange County, but gladly travel throughout So Cal.
Favorite Quote: “At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of possibilities.”
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Salted Caramel Gelato
Soundtrack to your life: “Across the Universe”
Favorite Disney Movie: Lion King
Favorite Event Memory: Every time I’m able to work in some words of honor of someone’s heritage – in Spanish or Japanese or Hawaiian or Polish, Russian, etc. – especially when visitors from out of country are attending.
Your Nickname: Mikey Mic, The Human Mic, EmCee Mike
Notable Wedding Review
From Wedding Wire
We used Rev. Mckay as our officiant. We wanted someone who had a sense of humor, and who was going to keep our ceremony light. It was perfect, he did an amazing job, and was super helpful before the big day! We received so many compliments on how great of a job Rev Mckay did, therefore I high recommend him, as well as using Alan at great officiants for all of your wedding paperwork needs!