Baptism Officiants in Toronto, ON
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Kim would be deeply honoured to help you give thanks and celebrate your joy in the arrival of this precious child. As Registered Clergy she honours your desire to baptize your child into the global Church community. When your child is older and decides to move closer to a faith community, they will be able to present themselves as a Baptized person. From living rooms to banquet halls, surrounded by a small group of loved ones to a large group of family and friends, Kim draws on the experience of working with many families, in many settings and from different backgrounds to create a ceremony that resonates with your wishes for your child. With her warm personality, winning smile, compassionate spirit and professional nature, she will happily honour your needs, traditions and vision to create the ceremony you envision. You will be in very caring, experienced and professional hands with Kim. She was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular Wedding Officiant in Markham’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. She lives in Markham and serves the Greater Toronto Area.
Robb was recently voted the prestigious Wedding Industry Expert's award contest as the 'Best Ceremony Celebrant' in Toronto and across Canada. Robb, an Etobicoke resident, has a high regard for others and their feelings. His engaging personality and amazing sense of humour enables people - including strangers - to feel very welcome and comfortable when working with him. Through his empathy, dedication to detail and persuasive leadership, he will make the planning and execution of your naming ceremony or your Baptism ceremony a real pleasure. His strong spirituality, combined with a great attention to detail, make him a most sought-after celebrant. His compassionate and non-judgmental approach and unique outlook on life and love will ensure that he will help create a wonderful welcoming ceremony for parents to remember forever. Robb is fluently bilingual in English and French. Spend a few moments talking with Robb and see for yourself.
Robb a reçu récemment un prestigieux prix des Experts du secteur des mariages en tant que « Meilleur célébrant de cérémonie » à Toronto et au Canada. Robb, un résident d’Etobicoke, a un grand respect des autres et de leurs sentiments. Sa personnalité attachante et son grand sens de l’humour font que les gens – y compris les étrangers – se sentent bien et sont à l’aise de travailler avec lui. Grâce à son empathie, à son engagement envers les détails et à son leadership convainquant, ce sera un plaisir pour vous de planifier et de réaliser votre cérémonie d’attribution de nom ou votre cérémonie de baptême. Sa forte spiritualité, qui va de pair avec un grand souci du détail, fait de lui un célébrant fort recherché. Son approche compatissante et neutre, combinée à une perspective de vie et d’amour unique, contribuera à la réalisation d’une cérémonie merveilleuse d’accueil pour des parents qui s’en souviendront longtemps. Robb maîtrise à la fois le français et l’anglais. Prenez le temps de parler à Robb et de la constater par vous-même.
Whether you desire a spiritual or traditional ceremony or wish to blend traditions in a uniquely new way, your child’s naming, welcoming or baptism ceremony requires someone to listen supportively and guide with sensitivity and experience to help you make it uniquely your own. Janice would welcome the opportunity to assist parents at this important and special time in your family’s life journey. Janice lives in Toronto and holds her Master’s degree in Religious Studies (as an historian), from the University of Toronto. She is also a long-time bereavement counsellor and educator, and has extensive experience in the business sector.
Naomi has been with Ontario Baptisms since 2007. She was formerly a Unitarian Chaplain, making her very comfortable in any ceremonial situation whether it be a Welcoming ceremony or a Baptism. When Naomi welcomes a baby into the community she can help the family create a meaningful ceremony using elements of any faith background. In a baby naming, blessing or dedication we recognize the influence and responsibility of all the friends and family members that will help this child to become a loving, responsible and caring adult. In her spare time she loves to sing and bird watch. To include Naomi in your special day, simply request her services.
David Rebelo is fluent in English and Portuguese. A chaplain and spiritual care provider for over 15 years, David has done different kinds of services in both of those languages. In his professional work he is constantly meeting people from all kinds of backgrounds and age groups. He has experience doing multi-faith, ecumenical and spiritual baptismal services. David has an easy going and friendly personality and disposition, and is motivated by his compassion for people. David has had a spiritual formation through theological seminary training where he obtained a master's degree in theology. He also has an undergraduate degree in Sociology. David enjoys cycling and is an avid book collector. He is married and is the father of two children, Priscilla and Nathanael. His central creed is that we all have a human spirit. His desire has always been that he serves the desires and needs of people in his care. O seu credo principal é que nos todos temos um espírito humano. O seu desejo sempre foi que ele servo os desejos e necessidades espírituais de pessoas em seu cuidado.
Danielle and her husband Peter live in the Toronto-North York area and are parents of two adult children, and grand-parents of two young boys. Danielle is fluent in French and English. Her communication skills and her vast experience with families of diverse and mixed cultural background, inter-faith, single parent families or same sex families has taught her to be aware and sensitive to the needs of the Toronto community. Welcoming children to the family and community through a welcoming ceremony or a naming ceremony will give you the opportunity to share your expression of love and commitment, and create a moment in time to remember with joy and emotion. Danielle will bring excitement, attention to detail and care in a dignified and respectful atmosphere. She is committed to making you special day memorable, with a touch of magic.
Rev. Jay is an active pastor and business consultant. He has been conducting Baptisms for almost twenty years and is comfortable with large-scale ceremonies as well as more intimate gatherings. He brings a calm, kindhearted, and inclusive approach that will ease you through a simple, elegant naming celebration or a complicated, multi-family, multi-cultural ceremony. Rev. Jay brings a wide variety of experiences and resources to assist you with expressing your welcoming ceremony in ways that are dignified, respectful, and fun.
I have never forgotten what it is to be a child. The deep craving for the love of my family. The fears in my head that spoke in a voice that had no opposite. The ferocious yearning for the things and experiences of the world. Children are so tender, so open. One misplaced word or gesture can damage a life and one well spoken word or gesture can strengthen, nurture and propel a child towards a happy and fulfilled life. And equally stunning is the journey of the parent! There will not be a more profound love and deep commitment than that which you experience with your child. And I dare say nothing will more clearly expose your strengths and your faults than being a parent. A ceremony is a way of acknowledging the importance and beauty of the job undertaken. A way to set intentions and remind ourselves and others of their importance in the life of this small person. I bring my love of children, my powerful Grandma energy and my respect for your journey to welcome and bless your child.
Your love and your ceremony matter to this world. Trevor is an ordained minister with the Clergy Support Church and has officiated and celebrated dozens of life ceremonies in which he prepared and enriched couples to celebrate their child’s baptism or naming ceremony. Married to the love of his life, Marisol, for nearly two decades, Trevor is a spiritual leader and activist who has spent his life inspiring others to lean into love. Having completed his doctoral studies in Claremont, California, Trevor is back in Toronto (High Park), where he is dad to three amazing kids, co-founder of Progressive Faith Collective and active in his community. With nearly twenty years of ordained clergy experience, Trevor excels in helping your celebration become everything you hope it to be.
Not being of a religious background, we were not sure how to welcome our son Liam into the spiritual world. Your ceremony and readings fit our family perfectly. The memories will live in our hearts forever. The naming ceremony helped to solidify the amazing extended family our son Liam has. We were very lucky to have found your service. Many thanks for making Liam's day so special.Iggy Greenwoos& Liam Scott
Liam-Scot Iggy Greenwood