Derek Kiewatt '70
B.A. '70 (College of Liberal Arts)
Alumni Association Life Member
About Minnesota Reverend
Minnesota Reverend is an award-winning, top-rated wedding officiant located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. UMN alumnus Rev. Derek Kiewatt has been performing unique and memorable ceremonies for more than 50 years. Even with all those years behind him, he is still excited about officiating such an important moment in the lives of his clients. Minnesota Reverend also offers premarital education that qualifies couples for a reduced fee on their marriage license.
Minnesota Reverend is happy to serve all couples. UMN alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on wedding ceremonies and premarital education.
About Rev. Derek Kiewatt
Rev. Derek Kiewatt is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He was president of the CLA Student Board and winner of the Allan T.H. Bluhm Award for outstanding student in the college. He returned to UMN as a teacher and administrator after receiving his graduate degree from Harvard University. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister and has performed hundreds of weddings and provided premarital education (counseling) for couples.
Rev Derek was the best! We struggled to find an officiant because we were planning out of state. He was kind, communicative and reliable. I highly recommend him. He was funny and engaging. He also helped keep our rowdy groomsmen in line. Thank you for making our ceremony so special Rev. Derek!
-Hannah B. Married on 09/04/2021
Rev. Derek was an amazing officiant. My husband and I talked to a few different officiants before we chose Derek to be the officiant for our August wedding and pre-marital education and coaching. Derek is personable, funny, and understanding. He listens, offers advice, and will go above and beyond to make your day exactly how you imagine it. If you hire Rev. Derek you will not regret your decision!
-Hope B. Married on 08/21/2021
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