Baptism Officiants in Waterloo, ON

Barbara Andrew

Barbara Andrew

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Barbara, who lives in Guelph, and a University of Windsor grad, will be a wonderful choice of baptism celebrant. She is very flexible and follows through on every task she takes on. She works for social Justice and loves to swim and bike. Barbara has a beautiful way with words and a great sense of humour. No matter what you want in a Naming ceremony Barb will work with you to achieve your perfect day.

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Rev Mari Sargent

Rev Mari Sargent

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Mari was recently voted the "Best Ceremony Officiant in Kitchener-Waterloo" at the prestigious Celebrant Industry Experts Awards. Mari is warm- hearted, enthusiastic, empathic, intuitive, and ever-dancing with unique and creative ideas. One of her great pleasures in life is gathering loved ones together to celebrate the very important milestones of their life's journeys. Mari as a Mom has a deep and profound love of children of all ages. As a free-spirited officiant, Mari will bring your distinctive touch to your baptism or baby-naming ceremony. For a baptism or baby-naming ceremony that is truly heart-felt, exquisitely beautiful, personal, moving, and filled with meaning, call on Mari.

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Hilde Atkinson

Hilde Atkinson

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There are few days in a couples life as important as their child welcoming ceremony 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 Christening, Baptism or Naming ceremony. She strives to make your guests feel welcome. Every child is unique and every Baptism ceremonies special and different. Hilde is committed to helping you create a personalized and meaningful welcoming child blessing ceremony. No reruns or cookie cutters, it is all about you and your special day!

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Diane Greenhalgh-Vosding

Diane Greenhalgh-Vosding

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A name is the first precious gift you chose for your child and a Baptism/Naming Ceremony is a perfect way to introduce that special new member of your family. Diane is always honoured to be asked to officiate at these heartfelt family occasions. Whether your commemoration is traditional or non-traditional, she will ensure the ceremony reflects the joy and pride you have in your heart for your new son or daughter. Ceremonies can also be designed for older children/adults as they form new family relationships. Diane is looking forward to meeting you and your cherished family!

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Karen MacPherson Clark

Karen MacPherson Clark

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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.

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Rev Mark Hartburg

Rev Mark Hartburg

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As an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, I would be honoured to help you realize your vision for a baptism or naming ceremony that conveys all the joy and thrill of your love for your child. I live in Kitchener with my husband Bruce and 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 life celebrations with many families. I am active member of Spectrum and I enjoy dedicating my time to helping the LBGTQ youth and adults to find comfort in their identity. 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.

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Baptism Stories

Thank you so much for the lovely Baptism ceremony for Liam ...we were so pleased and one of our guests actually called us that night to tell us that it was the most beautiful baptism he had EVER attended...I'm so pleased...it was perfect, the program, the music, the setting, the pace, the length of the ceremony...everything!!!

Liam

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