Judy lives in Exeter. Her years of being on the farm managing the sale of fruits and vegetables has shifted into semi-retirement. Judy makes herself available to look after grandchildren when the need arises but continues to give her priority to teaching various levels of yoga classes as a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2002. Time and passion is put towards the joy and adventure of being a wedding officiant, the sport of pickleball, lifelong learning in spiritual or life energy awareness, participation in community theatre when the right acting part comes along, and exploring what it means to be fully engaged with the possibilities of life. Judy is eager, organized, creative, compassionate, fun loving and enthusiastic. These traits come together when she helps you create a wedding ceremony celebration that fulfills your most reserved, elegant or wildest dreams. Invite Judy to conduct your non–denominational or spiritual wedding and you will not be disappointed.
Libby is always finding ways to give back to her Woodstock community. Her background in public speaking and nursing (over 40 years!) means she knows how to care for people in all situations and walks of life. Her wish is to conduct your “Dream Ceremony” and is committed to working closely with you to provide a genuine and unforgettable wedding ceremony of your choosing. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking and camping. Be sure to ask her about her photography. She trusts we are all meant to love and be loved, and is always excited when she meets couples for the first time.
Jen who lives in Mitchell, would be honored to be part of your special day. Jen is culturally sensitive, accepting of all races, religions, and LGBTQ friendly. She would be pleased to help you with your non-denominational wedding ceremony. During the six months of good weather you can find Jen enjoying the theatre in Stratford as well as the beach. She enjoys travel, creative writing and getting involved in community events. She lives in Mitchell, and has spent three years in Asia teaching English as a second language which encouraged her to explore further in her dreams and goal. Jen would be delighted to meet you.
Brenda was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Stratford’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Brenda was born and raised on a farm in Perth County where she was an active 4H member, played baseball and learned to enjoy and appreciate country living. She has been involved in her local church as Sunday School Superintendent and Chair of Church Council. She has also served as a local municipal councillor and has worked as a law clerk for over 35 years. She is a member of the Institute of Law Clerks, Ontario. Brenda has 5 children and 9 grandchildren. She has enjoyed numerous sporting activities with her children over the years involving hockey, baseball, soccer, volleyball and horseback riding. Whether large or small, traditional or modern, a wedding ceremony is a time for celebration.It would be her pleasure to assist you with your special day.
Jeff is a practising shaman and a spiritual mentor. He is an Information Technology Specialist and holds several diplomas, degrees and designations. A highly skilled communicator, Jeff has taught and lectured at various colleges for many years and is also experienced with group facilitation and performance theatre. Offering more than fifteen years of experience with weddings and handfastings, Jeff is very comfortable facilitating non–denominational or spiritual wedding ceremonies, and same-sex ceremonies. He is very flexible and willing to work with you to create a unique ceremony for your very special day. Jeff lives in Tavistock and serves the Stratford area and other rural communities west of Toronto.
Diane was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Chatham’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Now located in Waterloo, ON, Diane is a mature and caring person who has a dream: to help you experience a unique wedding ceremony that truly captures your love story. Diane spent a successful career in education working with families and individuals aiming to bring out the best in each person. She would like to apply her knowledge, skills and creativity helping you to achieve the most memorable day of your life!
Gail was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Woodstock’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Gail is an outgoing, positive person who enjoys all people. She has recently retired from working with social services for over thirty years, working with and for people from all walks of life and in many different circumstances. With a sincere openness to people and their personal beliefs and values, Gail sincerely hopes to facilitate a wedding that will meet all of your hopes and expectations. A great believer in family and friendship as essentials on life's sacred path, Gail will endevour to respond to cultural, personal, and physical needs. With humour, reverence and participation, Gail will strive to make your day a wonderful lasting memory. As a resident of Woodstock she also serves London, St. Thomas, Brantford, Dorchester, Ingersoll, St Marys etc.
Ed came to recognize his passion to help couples realize their dream wedding while presiding over not one, but two of his siblings' wedding ceremonies. A resident of Kitchener, Ed is a talented public speaker and his natural charisma ensures his comfort with groups of any size. A champion for children through World Vision, Ed believes in the awesome power that love brings to the world. He considers being included in your special day a great privilege and dedicates his creativity and humour to your wedding ceremony. Together you will enjoy a truly customized celebration of your commitment and the perfect start to your lifetime together.
Jeffrey lives in Milverton. He believes that each and every wedding is firmly about the celebration of life between two people that truly love each other. Jeffrey believes that your ceremony should be inspired by what makes you a couple, what makes you individuals on a journey to join as one. As a life-long learner and seeker Jeffrey has worked in community education, theater and spirituality. He is a graduate of Algonquin College (Diploma) and the University of Guelph (Bachelors and Masters). Jeffrey's core belief is that all people belong in an inclusive, understanding, and compassionate world.
I moved to Woodstock over 50 years ago and am retired from a career as Justice of the Peace. The most enjoyable and satisfying part of my position was performing wedding ceremonies in Woodstock and around South Western Ontario. It became and still is my passion. I enjoyed everything from meeting the participants to the wedding ceremony. I am comfortable with religious and non-denominational ceremonies regardless of gender and look forward to assisting everyone in having a wonderful day. Since retiring my husband and I curled, learned to mostly kick dirt at the golf course, and travel. I am now learning shuffleboard and how to bowl.
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