Pre-Marital Services

The Deeper Connection works with couples as they seek to prepare to welcome God into the sanctity of their lifelong bond.

Officiant Services

From weddings to christenings, Maria is available to facilitate a meaningful and memorable blessing for your special event.

Funerals & Memorials

When it comes to funeral and memorial services, it can be a comfort to have a minister who truly grasps how to usher in the spirit.

“I came to Maria in a broken state, with many misconceptions about God’s view of me, and about my relationship with God. Maria’s faith and guidance has helped me to begin to let go of my fears and the false notions of who I thought I was. The Holy Spirit flows through her and I never leave without some more insight into God’s unfailing love.


Discover how The Deeper Connection creates meaningful moments that last a lifetime.

What Makes Maria So Different From Other Officiants?

We’ve all attended weddings and funerals and witnessed the priest, minister, rabbi or officiant at work. Occasionally, we are moved by something meaningful, but more often than not, we come away with the sense that the officiant didn’t really “know” the people they were celebrating, or maybe they just don’t “get” them. There exists a disconnection of sorts, one that leaves us feeling like the life celebration has been misunderstood or maybe even underserved.

The Deeper Connection with Maria Gullo honors and reveres the full celebration of life, from officiating weddings, funerals and christenings to ministering to the infirm, terminally ill as well as families and friends. Maria ministers the grace and peace of Christ during these special lifetime moments; personalizing them to make them truly immersive and creating the sublime space to be wholly present in the Spirit of God.

Who is Maria?

Relentless Follower of Christ

My name is Maria and let me be the first to welcome you to The Deeper Connection. As an Ordained Minister through the Federation of Christian Ministries, I am committed to honoring and revering the Spirit in all celebrations of life, from officiating weddings, funerals and christenings to ministering to the infirm, terminally ill as well as families and friends.

I would love the opportunity to bring the Presence of the Living God to your special event and minister the grace and peace of Christ during your special lifetime moments; to make them truly immersive and create the sublime space to be wholly present in the Spirit of God.

“Spiritual direction with Maria has helped me tremendously with the anxiety, fears and thoughts racing through my mind that I was struggling with. She has taught me new techniques for when these emotions hit again and I have not felt such peace in my heart and mind in a long time. It has been such a blessing and I thank God for the healing.”

What is the Investment?

What is the cost for hosting a disappointing and disconnected event? How many brides, grooms, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and guests have failed to connect with the content being delivered at a wedding, funeral or other life celebration?

A meaningful service, one that is deeply connected both personally and spiritually is something that is priceless. The Deeper Connection offers three way to ensure a meaningful, memorable life celebration for you and your loved ones.



Life Events

What are the Benefits?

Experience inner peace. Live with little to no anxiety. Move in love, not in fear. Live in the presence of God. Experience clarity of thought. Challenge addictive thinking.

Being a part of The Deeper Connection community provides a supportive, non-judgmental, confidential, sacred space to grow and deepen your relationship with God, to share and understand your personal story, and to recognize the Divine Presence in and through all of life.

I invite you to pursue a deeper connection with God, yourself and others through The Deeper Connection, an extension of the contemplative Christian tradition.

In Service of the Spirit

“A spiritual director is one who helps another to recognize and to follow the inspirations of grace in his/her life, in order to arrive at the end to which God is leading him.”   – Thomas Merton

From Maria’s Journal

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Still We Rise

In the midst of tragedy and crisis, where is God? Truth is, God…