Heather Black currently resides in Georgetown with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Heather divides her time between teaching in an elementary school, volunteering for organizations in her community and in her spare time, enjoys travelling, gardening, swimming and planning events for her family and friends. Her goal is to ensure that your welcoming ceremony is the perfect representation of you and your family’s vision for your baptism or naming ceremony by helping you to create a ceremony that reflects your own beliefs, values and dreams. Heather’s outgoing nature and experience interacting with others, will make you feel comfortable sharing such a special day with her from the moment you meet her.
Amanda lives in Orangeville. She has her B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Windsor. She loves singing and community theatre and will work with you to make your civil or spiritual wedding ceremony all you want it to be. She also serves Port Burwell and the surrounding areas. Many of Amanda's couples think she is absolutely phenomenal! "Not only was she very professional, but she helped us work out our ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted."
Nancy lives in Erin and realizes the importance of the this great family event. Nancy comes from a career environment of multiculturalism and diversity and openly embraces the differences that make us all unique. Working with people from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds, she is known for her sense of humour and her ability to put people at ease. Nancy is legendary for her organizational skills and will do all that is necessary to make your day run smoothly, so you, as the honoured couple, may enjoy it. She will work with you to plan your special family ceremony, using the words, symbols and images you choose that give meaning to your Baptism day.
Karen loves being a mom! As Mom to five grown children, Karen has experienced the diversity of everything that could possibly happen when loving a child. In fact, her children have been her greatest teachers prior to her rewarding job of an Educational Assistant working with Special Needs students. Before her career, Karen was a stay at home mom delighting in the everyday miracles of her own children. Daily, their house was filled with neighbourhood children expressing their spiritual Being. Karen would be honoured to dedicate your child’s life using your personal beliefs and ideals through ceremonies of baptism, welcome or naming.
Father Timothy Jones is founder of Trinity Canada, a ministry focusing on 9-1-1 chaplaincy. A graduate student in divinity, a freelance researcher and regularly published writer, he's equally at home conducting civil, contemporary or traditional baptism or Naming ceremonies. Tim's people experience and ready sense of humour will help make your special day an enjoyable one.
Becoming a grandmother more deeply strengthened my love for children and their parents. It is an immeasurable gift to the world to raise a well loved and cared for child. Welcoming ceremonies, whether naming or baptismal, provide our children with a community declaration of their beauty and worth and of our loving welcoming of them into our hearts and our communities. It would be my honour to help create such a ceremony with you for your child or children in English or Spanish.
Bill Goursky, a Brampton native for over 28 years is a kind and deeply caring person. He takes every cremony he conducts in a professional manner. Bill was named counsellor of the year for the Etobicoke Board of Education. He has been decorated by the Canadian Government twice. Most recently he received the Canadian Queens Jubilee medal for community service. Bill is the kind of quality guy that will take your needs seriously and personally and conduct a wonderful ceremony your family with cherish.
Joe, a Brampton native, brings a wealth of life experience, as a husband, father and grandfather to his role as a Baptism celebrant. He balanced his work as a businessman and entrepreneur with a mid-career, three-year hiatus as a professional actor. He currently provides consulting and management services to hospitals and health-related institutions across Canada. As a long-term practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, Joe recognizes the spiritual thread that links all living beings. Joe would be honoured to officiate at your special family ceremony .