Reverend Zenobia Conkerite

Ordained Interfaith Minister and Wedding Officiant

About Reverend Zenobia

Rev. Zenobia was born in Los Angeles, California where she grew up in an interracial, multi-cultural family where she experienced a unity that was rare. She claims Mexican, African American, Native American, Irish and Jewish ancestors and she celebrates them all.

When she was born, her family practiced the Baptist religion and Zenobia sang in the choir beginning at the age of 2 years old. After leaving their church, Zenobia got to experience her family’s search for a comfortable and meaningful religion. They attended many different religious communities including Christian Science, Missionary Baptist, and finally converted to Catholicism.

Zenobia felt that something was missing in her life at that time. Right out of high school, she got into show business and moved to New York City to pursue her career. She discovered the Nichren Shoshu Buddhist path on her own, but eventually discovered hypocrisies in that community as well. She put the brakes on religion altogether and removed it from her life. Or so she thought.

Along the way Zenobia worked as a Broadway actress, a back-up singer to many, a musician, composer, a producer of award winning commercials for TV and Radio in advertising and as a casting director.

Through a series of incredible personal experiences, Zenobia found her way to One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, a 2-year program located in New York, which led to her ordination as an Interfaith Minister. The seminary’s curriculum helped Zenobia find what had been missing in her life: Her own personal relationship with God. The curriculum provided a firm knowledge base in both ancient and contemporary faiths and spiritual practices as well as practical ministry.

Asking the question all along, “How Can I Serve?” Rev. Zenobia became a Wedding Celebrant for the “soul” purpose of making a difference in the world by bringing people together. She felt a strong calling to celebrate life by uniting people through the celebration of marriage.

Teachers who resonate for her are Yogananda, Buddha, Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Jesus, Mother Teresa, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Mother Mary.  She is most deeply moved by earth-based spiritual practices and rituals.

Zenobia continues to deepen her spiritual and religious studies by singing.

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This Marriage:
May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage.
- Rumi