Rev. Maeba Jonas is an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC) and currently serves as a College Chaplain in Baltimore. Rev. Maeba is graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with a concentration in Buddhism and Women’s and Gender Studies. In 2014, Rev. Maeba earned a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School with a certificate in Education, Leadership and Ministry. She is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor (Charm City Yoga, 2009) and leads retreats through the Shenandoah Shalom Community (of which she is the founder).
Rev. Maeba is passionate about supporting people of all faith, and non-faith, backgrounds and is committed to promoting social justice, interfaith dialogue, and the mind-body-spirit connection. As a Christian Minister, Rev. Maeba is able to create a more traditional wedding service, but as a Chaplain, she is also skilled at crafting unique and personalized interfaith and secular/spiritual ceremonies. She is an advocate for marriage equality and a believer in the UCC tenant of Radical Welcome!
Rev. Maeba believes in the power of love to transform relationships, communities, and the world. She seeks to support couples in creating not only a ceremony that reflects their relationship up until this point, but also one that will be the foundation for a life of happiness together.
When she is not chaplaining college students or officiating weddings, Rev. Maeba enjoys preaching, cooking delicious healthy food, and engaging in her aerial-yoga and meditation practices.
Rev. Maeba offers additional pre-marital counseling on a case-by-case basis.