Mountainside Ministries

Non-religious people want beautiful ceremonies too!  As a non-denominational officiant on the Ontario registry of certified ministers, I can legally perform wedding ceremonies. I officiate all kinds of weddings including same sex marriage unions, small informal ceremonies, destination weddings as well as large indoor or outdoor gatherings.
My love affair with weddings began when I was a teenager performing as a vocalist at church weddings in Thornbury and Clarksburg. Later in life, I was inspired to become a minister by my brother who has performed over 2,000 weddings in Japan. I genuinely love connecting with people and hearing their stories of how they became partners.

As we sit together and talk about what might be possible at a wedding ceremony, I learn so much about the couple. Then, we collaborate to create a meaningful and unique ceremony that truly reflects the bride and groom’s personalities, their personal styles and their histories.  The words that I speak at weddings are fully approved by the couple. I love helping couples create vows that really reflect their own unique love and partnership and then helping them share them with their most beloved family and friends.

The extraordinary joy of the wedding day and being at the epicenter of a couple’s official commitment to each other is amazing. It is a true privilege to lead a couple and their group of close family and friends through a celebration of one of life’s most beautiful moments.