"I have known Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb for 27 years. She is hands down the most compassionate, intuitive, and spiritual person I have ever known and worked with. I have gone to Rev. Susanna for spiritual guidance and upliftment during times in my life when I needed more clarity about my life's purpose (whether it be general, career or relationship), to learn how to meditate, and most recently to help me deal with the grief over my daughter's suicide. Rev. Susanna created a memorial service for my daughter that helped me to see that my relationship with my daughter did not end with her death but rather expanded and transformed from the physical realm to the spiritual one. She assured me that Lael was 'very much around’ and that she was learning the lessons she needed to learn in the journey of her soul. In addition, she had all the other guests at this intimate memorial tune in to Lael and pass on the messages they were receiving from her. We also sent Lael our light, prayers, and love. I cannot even begin to tell you how much this all meant/still means to me. It gave me peace and solace when I thought there was none and I’ve carried that with me since.
Susanna’s guided meditations are clear, purposeful, and spiritual. I say this because everything about Rev. Susanna is spiritual - it's who she is - and yet she is also super practical with a pundit's knowledge of theology, philosophy, poetry, and art. The energy healing sessions I have done with Rev. Susanna have been transcendent - I always feel safe and supported in her care - which is extremely important to me --after all, the hands you place yourself in is very telling, and trust must be at the core if any healing is to take place. I can say unequivocally that Rev. Susanna has her clients' best interests at heart. She is gentle, powerful, grounded, and funny and makes you feel instantly comfortable. She also radiates - literally. What I love most about Rev. Susanna is that she seeks the light and the 'good' in everything she does. She always asks/prays that the outcomes that one is looking for are aligned with a greater good and it is this intention/assurance that sets me free to do the deep work that is required. I cannot say enough about Reverend Susanna Stefanchi Macomb -- I am grateful that she is in my life. I would also add that I was raised Jewish and Rev. Susanna was raised Catholic. I am always impressed by how she is able to bridge different traditions in the most inclusive and universal ways."
"I first came to know Rev. Susanna when we came to her to officiate our interfaith marriage ceremony over 10 years ago. I am Jewish. My husband is Greek Orthodox. My parents are progressive, while my husband's are very conservative(strict!). Sensitive expert interfaith navigation was needed. Almost a decade later, my husband's relatives still talk about how beautiful our interfaith ceremony was! Before our wedding, they were not only unfamiliar with an interfaith ceremony, they were not open-minded to anything of the sort. However, even my VERY difficult mother-in-law admitted that it was beautiful--- nothing short of a miracle!. Since then Rev. Susanna has done our daughter's interfaith baby naming (beautiful!) and sadly my wonderful mother's funeral service. My father trusted her to do a Jewish-centric memorial service in her typical Rev. Susanna personal way. Susanna wore a tallis in honor of my Mom. My Mom loved Rev. Susanna and would have approved. When I was hospitalized with a life-threatening illness, my father reached out to Rev. Susanna for comfort and strength. Her services are really unlike any other I’ve seen. Each is so thoughtful, so personalized. She has a unique eloquent gift for melding and blending together tradition, cultures, different religions, and families all under the umbrella of true love. Her books are fabulous! She really is a gift to the world. I should add that shortly after I married, I switched careers and opened my own event planning company, D'Luxe Events. So in terms of clergy and ceremonies, I have seen quite a bit! Professionally, I often refer her to my clients. She is simply amazing and magical and the kindest person. She helped us every step of the way with whatever we needed, including sage counsel. Her approach is so easygoing, insightful, and understanding. As I tell my clients, their families will be crying tears of joy and their guests will be talking about her services for years to come---as our families did. She calls herself a "pastor without walls". She certainly is---an interfaith pastor, that is----a Revve."
Danielle Aspromatis, Owner of d’Luxe Events
"There are a lot of “spiritual leaders,” “energy healers," and "motivational gurus” out there nowadays. They have become as ubiquitous as Starbucks. However, I can attest to the fact that Reverend Susanna Stefanachi Macomb is the real deal. I have known her now for fifteen plus years; she is the most genuine, grounded, tapped-in, tuned-in person I have ever met. Simply being in her presence changes you; you cannot be in close proximity of her without witnessing her grace and feeling her light. Each time I meet with her, I leave feeling lifted and peaceful. Then, in 2016, my partner of 31 years passed away. My grief felt so insurmountable, there were days I thought I was going to spontaneously combust. However, Reverend Susanna was incredibly instrumental in helping me to heal. Whether it be a meditation session, counseling, energy work, or those simple gems of wisdom that she drops, she always seems to know exactly what you need to heal your soul and feed your spirit. And she does it all with love, humor, and incredible compassion."
"Not only is Susanna an extraordinarily intuitive, wise, and empathetic human being, she has been a powerful guide in helping me find my inner healer. When I was facing some very serious health issues, Susanna taught me how to meditate, and starting from that first extremely powerful meditation, I began to evolve and was able to make some wise, lifesaving decisions. I have carried meditation into my everyday life and believe I am living a more balanced, peaceful life because of this practice. When I think of the people that have been blessings in my life, Susanna is at the top of the list. I’ve never encountered another human being with a more powerful connection to spirit."
"Empowering! Rev. Susanna's Energy Session is a beautiful therapeutic service. Her extensive experience in practice has allowed her to develop an empowering energy session with a holistic and spiritual approach. She creates an environment that enhances calm, relaxation, and balance of mind, body, and spirit. Her unique understanding of healing energy and technique encourages the release of energy blocks towards abundance and honor of higher self. Her session increases flourishing, energetic health, human connectivity and so much more. If you already feel good, Rev. Susanna can make you feel even better. Following our session, I felt even more vibrant, energized, full of life, with deeper feelings of positivity, gratitude, connectivity, and overall well-being. Rev. Susanna’s session created a profound energetic shift and helped me gain clarity towards the next steps on my life’s journey. Thank you, Rev. Susanna!"
"I have worked with Reverend Susanna for over ten years in the wedding/event industry. Reverend Susanna is my "number #1" GO TO when I refer my couples to an officiant. She will consult and guide the couple to the most "amazing" and "memorable" wedding ceremony. But, above this, the Reverend has so much knowledge and hands-on experience with the spiritual and mental wellness of all individuals that she works with. The care, comfort, and professionalism that is shown leave you feeling balanced and ready to face the world! On a personal note, I will only meditate with Reverend Susanna!"
“Through my years of being a wedding planner at the Rainbow Room and the St. Regis, Susanna Macomb has been an incredible source of information and insight. Reading her book just confirms how wonderful it is to work with her. She is always there with a kind word and helpful guidance in every way that she can. She truly sees to the heart of any situation.”
Meg Joyce, Director of Catering and Events, St. Regis Hotel, NYC
“Having coordinated and witnessed many weddings throughout my career there are a few very special ceremonies that I remember most. I recall them so specifically because their words moved me emotionally and left me feeling that I truly knew the couple. Joining Hands and Hearts provides an indispensable guide for authoring your own very personal story. Susanna’s approach gently leads the bride and groom through a process of self-awareness and celebration of the most meaningful parts of their lives together and provides a beautiful foundation for the commitment of marriage. A few years have passed since Susanna led my husband and me through this wonderful experience but after reading Joining Hands and Hearts I am reminded of how fortunate we were to have her join our hands and hearts in the most perfect way imaginable."
Tracey L. Brown, Events Director, Cipriani
“Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb's calming words offer peace to brides and grooms from different religious backgrounds and cultures. Susanna radiates light as they come to the altar; her ceremonies are inspiring and uplifting to all who participate. Weddings ceremonies are challenging under the best of circumstances. Joining Hands and Joining Hearts will help couples create the sacred and joyous event of a lifetime!”
Matthew Andersen, Events Director, Blue Hill Stone Barns
"Having been professional wedding photographers for over 15 years, we have witnessed hundreds, even thousands of beautiful ceremonies. Of those, the ones that stood out to us that were the most sincere, emotional, and personal were the ones conducted by Reverend Susanna Macomb. When we finally decided it was time for us to get married, there was no other choice for us, but to have Susanna perform our ceremony. Our ceremony was so special and we'll remember it for the rest of our lives. Many of our wedding guests, also wedding professionals, commented that our ceremony was the most beautiful one they have ever witnessed and was the highlight of our wedding."
Lina Jang & O.B. Solinsky, Co-Owners of Jang Photographers
"Rev. Susanna is truly an artist. As a photographer, I've seen more weddings than I can count, and most ceremonies seem almost like an afterthought. But when Rev. Susanna officiates, the wedding ceremony returns to its rightful place as the most important and most memorable part of the day. Rev. Susanna brings her love of people and a beautiful spirituality to every wedding that she officiates. And it's clear that the time she spends getting a deep understanding of her brides and grooms translates into ceremonies that always radiate with love, passion, and eternal promise. Having seen Rev. Susanna perform several ceremonies, I fully understand why her brides and grooms come back to her year after year to ask her to preside over other of life's milestones like baby blessings and even funerals."
Brett Deutsch, Deutsch Photography
"Michael and I had the honor to be married by Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb on the most magical day of our lives, August 7th, 2021. Having Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb marry us was so special to us because she married Michael’s Father and stepmother over 12 years ago. When Michael and I got engaged on April of 2019, I right away started with all the planning and remembered how much Michael, and his family spoke about the wonderful and unforgettable ceremony given by the one and only Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb. I immediately looked Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb up and sent her an email. Within hours she called me and from the moment we started talking, I knew that there was no one else we wanted to marry us than Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb. Hearing her describe how she envisioned our wedding ceremony instantly gave me chills. Her dedication and passion for what she does truly came across and left me speechless. I remember hanging up the phone and calling Michael immediately and saying your dad and Judy are right, she gave me chills within the first 2 minutes of talking to her. Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb just doesn’t show up on the day of your wedding and marries you. She takes months and in our case 2.5 years getting to know you and your fiancé. The entire process of creating a wedding ceremony was just so much fun.
Michael and I looked forward to all of our meetings with her and seeing how she took what we would write and say and turn it into something magical. She listens to you and creates a masterpiece of a ceremony. We have now been married for almost 1 month and we can still hear her voice in the back of our heads, and guests still can’t stop talking about the heartfelt ceremony. People think that Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb wasn’t someone we hired to marry us, but a family member who has known us all of our lives. With that being said Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb isn’t just someone who married us, she has become a great friend and part of our family. We can’t thank Rev. Susanna Stefanachi Macomb enough for making our wedding ceremony seem like something out of a movie, which didn’t leave a dry eye in the audience."
Michael & Melinda Mazon
“We can’t express how pleased we were with every aspect of Susanna’s service! She far surpassed our expectations in every way – delivering a perfectly customized ceremony, and executing it flawlessly! Susanna is warm, funny, professional, prompt and gave us lots of personal attention. Many thanks, Rev. Susanna!”
Justin Schlacks and Marshall Vingi