Susan who lives in Waterloo, came to us from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and she is one of our most experienced wedding officiants: "It would be my privilege to perform one of the most important events of your life. The ceremony is a special time of joyous celebration for the union being created between two people. I will do my utmost to make your ceremony reflect your individuality and uniqueness. I will conduct your ceremony as you want it to be. It's your day and I want to help make it all you want it to be."
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 and St Marys.
As an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, I believe that each couple planning their wedding should have the ceremony they desire. I have worked as a teacher, youth minister, and as chaplain in hospitals, prison, and schools. Originally from Vancouver, I now live in Cambridge, in the Galt district. I am a creative person who will do the utmost to incorporate your ideas into your personalized wedding ceremony. I have presided at over 300 weddings, facilitated groups, helped with motivational speaking, and thoroughly enjoy working with people from various beliefs and lifestyle choices. To this day I still enjoy working with kids, running youth drama programs, teaching drama skills and putting on performances. I look forward to being part of a day you will remember for years to come.
Mari is an Appointed minister with Clergy Support Church. She was recently voted the "Best Wedding Officiant in Kitchener-Waterloo". She is warm-hearted, enthusiastic, empathetic, intuitive, and ever-dancing with unique and creative ideas. One of her great pleasures in life is gathering loved ones together to celebrate this very important milestone. She is the consummate wedding officiant, much in demand in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, and will bring a distinctive touch to your wedding ceremony, making it a truly enchanting, exquisitely beautiful & magical event. Call on Mari - she is the expert!
As an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, I would be honoured to help you realize your vision for a wedding ceremony that conveys all the joy and thrill of your love for one another. I live in Kitchener with my husband Bruce, I am the father of two daughters (and a grandson), and we share our home with the companionship of a dog and two cats. My previous experience as a parish pastor for almost 30 years has provided me with the opportunity to celebrate weddings with many couples. I am an active member of Spectrum Community Space and I enjoy dedicating time supporting LGBTQ+ members of our communities. I look forward to the opportunity to work together with you to create a celebration as personal, creative and as fun as you wish it to be.
There are few days in a person's life as important as their wedding day and Hilde strives to help you make it exactly what you want it to be. Her years of leadership, mentoring and public speaking experience gives couples confidence when selecting an officiant for their wedding. She strives to make your guests feel welcome and included and is well-versed in handling those sensitive family situations that invariably come up during the wedding process. Every couple is unique and every wedding is special and different. Hilde is committed to helping you create a personalized and meaningful wedding ceremony. No reruns or cookie cutters, it is all about you and your special day!
Mary, the love of my life, and I recently moved to Elmira, Ontario (after a few years in Kitchener, and many years in Milton). We are the proud parents of Alex, a Robotics Engineer and in-laws to the lovely Breigh as we celebrated their wedding in June 2019. I cherish family time and love to travel. With a diploma from Ryerson’s Hospitality Program (1980), a career in hospitality and then industrial customer service, I have had a lifelong passion of working with and serving people. I am an outgoing people person with a sense of humour, yet I have a serious side too. I would like to help couples reflect their personality & values in this – one of life’s most important days. Now as an appointed minister and experienced public speaker, I look forward to making your wedding ceremony a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved. I believe its your day, your way at your location and that matters!.
Marianne resides in Brantford, but emigrated from the Netherlands as a child. A bonus byproduct is she is fluent in both English and Dutch! She is well respected in her community as Designated Minister and Wedding Officiant. Marianne is outgoing and always sees the positive in life with a mixture of love, humour and compassion. She is the mother of three adult sons and one of her fondest memories is officiating her eldest son’s wedding. Marianne also enjoys knitting, cycling and reading. She is confident that she can deliver your vision and make your wedding ceremony a joyful and memorable experience.
Diane who lives in Waterloo is an award winning wedding officiant. 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. Before becoming a Minister , 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!
My name is Mahdis (Mah-dees) and I live in Breslau, ON with my two dogs who are the light of my life. I would be delighted to conduct your wedding ceremony. I’m credentialled minister and also a Certified Wedding Planner, with a BA in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier, and two post-secondary certificates in Event Management and Human Resources Management from Conestoga College. I’m fluent in Farsi and am the owner of a wedding venue called The Simple Knot. Family is important to me, and my family are still my biggest motivator and support system. I have deep passion for mental health advocacy and hope to continue with my work by partnering with local organizations. I look forward to talking with you and how I can best help you with your needs and dreams.
Ruth is a resident of Hamilton and one of our most requested officiants. She is passionate about supporting people’s choices in life and love and will be comfortable conducting your wedding ceremony. She is happily married in an interfaith, interracial union and has three children and a black lab. She was voted woman of the year by the Status of Woman in 2005 and Mohawk teacher of the year in 2012 and 13. With her free time, you can find her walking, at the gym, doing yoga, attending festivals and watching her son and his rock band, or watching sports events, including her children's. She believes “true life lies in laughter, love and hard work.”
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 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.
It is an honour and a joy for me to provide my expertise to prepare and lead a ceremony that reflects the unique characteristics of your journey in love. My goal is to help you to be fully present, aware and focused on each other during the wedding ceremony.
With a 30-year career as a high school teacher, multi-sport coach, and outdoor educator, I bring considerable skills in public speaking, managing logistics, humour and the ability to ‘think on my feet’. I look forward to collaborating with you to build a ceremony that embraces your vision, as well as welcoming all who are present that day with an inclusive, warm and friendly presence.
Please note that Sue is not available for indoor ceremonies in 2022.
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