Wedding Officiants in Kitchener, Ontario

Including: Waterloo, St. Jacobs, Elymra

Sue Senior, BA, BPHE, BEd (Queen's)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Sue SeniorAs 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.

Marie Gaspari, Associate of Arts ( Buddhist University)

Marie GaspariI have lived in Mississauga for over 35 years, near the Square One area with my husband and our lovable yellow labrador. I believe your wedding ceremony should reflect you and your beliefs regardless of your denomination. I began my spiritual journey over 30 years ago which includes my passion in the study of Zen Buddhism. I enjoy reading books on personal development as well as volunteer my free time with a monk who teaches Qi Gong which all allow to continue in my spiritual growth. Along with my compassion and kindness, I look forward to guiding you in creating your ideal wedding ceremony.

Susan Patterson, B.A.awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Susan PattersonSusan who lives in Waterloo, came to us from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and she is one 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."

Rev Ann Marie FitzgeraldawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Rev Ann Marie FitzgeraldOriginally from Newfoundland, I recently moved to Sarnia with my spouse Barb. 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.

Mari SargentawardWedding Industy Experts 2013awardAdditional LanguagesEnglishFrenchBilingual

Mari SargentMari 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!

Robin WoollardawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Robin WoollardRobin is fully booked between June - September 2020; he is accepting weddings until then. Robin is a great people person who has been conducting weddings since 2010 . His philosophy is that it is your day and that it should be a fun, joyous and memorable experience for all involved. Robin is an outgoing, genial person with a keen sense of both fun and humour! He enjoys meeting people and has a caring nature. His voice and presence bring a flavour of both meaning and solemnity to the occasion. Talk with him and see if he is the one who will meet or exceed your expectations!

Ed Walzak, H.B.B.A. (Laurier).awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Ed WalzakAs an Appointed Designated Life Celebrations Minister Ed lives in Kitchener. He came to recognize his passion to help couples while presiding over not one, but two of his siblings' wedding ceremonies. Ed is a talented public speaker, trained in the toastmaster system. 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.

Rev Laurence McKenna, MDiv (St. Michael's), ThM (Toronto)

Rev Laurence McKennaAs 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.

Hilde AtkinsonawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Hilde AtkinsonThere 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 Croatian!

Karen MacPherson ClarkawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Karen MacPherson ClarkKaren an Appointed Minister, welcomes the creativity of couples for developing their “personal memory moments” for their wedding day as a symbol of their commitment to the relationship. She loves being a public speaker with Toastmasters, singing and going on walks with her husband. She is one of our most requested wedding officiants and is quickly becoming affectionately known as 'The Wedding Lady' in her area and has an abundance of great testimonials on her page. Karen looks forward to sharing this very special and cherished time with you as you express your love for each other. Carpe diem!

David DunfordawardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

David DunfordI bring honesty, a good sense of humour, an open caring disposition and my people skills to the table. In addition to my ministry I spend my time as a freelance artist in my studio in Kitchener, Ontario. My wonderful wife and I have three grown children and four grandchildren, who I spoil rotten every chance I get. As I say, I have a good sense of humour and tend to see the light side in most things. The hobbies I enjoy the most are building model dioramas for my every increasing in size train set, collecting militaria and old British toys. I I would love the opportunity to be a part of your personalized wedding ceremony and to help you and your life partner become one. Here's to you and your Big Day!

Diane Greenhalgh-VosdingawardWedding Industy Experts 2016awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Diane Greenhalgh-VosdingDiane 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!

Louise Burns, M.Sc (Guelph)awardAdditional LanguagesEnglish

Louise BurnsI am an experienced Designated Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church serving my community of Kitchener and nearby areas. My 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.

Rev Mark Hartburg, M.Div (Concordia)

Rev Mark HartburgAs 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.