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.
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.
As an Appointed Designated Minister, 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 and now a minister, 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.
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.
Susan a Appointed Minister, who lives in Waterloo, came to us from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and She is on of our most experienced wedding officiants. She says: "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."
Originally from Newfoundland, I settled in Kitchener and my spouse Barb and my ever expanding family have been my greatest blessings. I have a degree in Pastoral Ministry through Loyola University, New Orleans. I am always honoured to be asked to perform a wedding ceremony for any couple! No matter the type of ceremony you have chosen – traditional, spiritual or same gender, it’s at that moment you are truly enlightened by the love and joy that surrounds you. Along with my Pastoral work, my time is spent with family and friends, enjoying sports, gardening and playing with our dog. I look forward to meeting you and being part of your journey.
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.
I am an experienced Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church serving my community of Kitchener and nearby areas. My educational background in family relations, marriage and family psychotherapy gives me the confidence and skills to ensure your ceremony is a celebration and expression of love. My intention will be to explore, listen and help you give meaning to your personalized wedding ceremony. Together we will create the ceremony to reflect who you are as individuals and the relationship and expression of love you will share with family and friends. My passion for unique, special, fun, and memorable wedding ceremonies started several decades ago for my own ceremony with my partner and children. I will provide all the support essential to reflect all your wishes and provide you with a lasting memory.
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! Hilde can celebrate your ceremony in English, German or Croation!
As an Appointed Minister, I call Acton (Halton Hills) my home. I am a husband, son, brother and a father of four amazing young adults. My life experiences have allowed me to appreciate that love and marriage is based on love, respect, devotion and commitment that couples have for each other. I am confident and an experienced speaker with a relaxed caring approach towards others. I look forward to supporting you and ensure you have the perfect wedding ceremony that will reflect what you have always wanted. I would be thrilled to meet you and your loved one.
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!
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, emphatic, 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 experienced,consummate, Kitchener wedding officiant much in demand. Mari will bring your distinctive touch to your wedding ceremony making it a truly enchanting, exquisitely beautiful, magical, moving event. Call on Mari. She is the expert!
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.”
Mary, the love of my life, and I reside in Kitchener (after years in Milton). We are the proud parents of Alex, a Robotics Engineer and soon to be in-laws to the lovely Breigh as we await their June 2019 wedding. Family time, curling and travel are my passions. 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!.
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