Baptism Officiants in Orillia, ON

Catherine O'Connor

Catherine O'Connor

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Catherine is a resident of Barrie and brings a wealth of experience to the services she performs. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the University of Toronto in 1989 and brings a wealth of experience to the services she performs. As a social worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service workers, she's an advocate for the rights of disabled people in Ontario. Working with couples from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds, she is known for her sense of humour and her ability to put people at ease. Catherine is quite comfortable performing religious, spiritual Baptisms or Naming ceremonies.

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Kathi Kelly

Kathi Kelly

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I live in Barrie and was a finalist, ranking second in the recent prestigious Wedding Industry Expert's award contest as the 'Best Ceremony Celebrant' in Barrie. Whether you choose a traditional family service or a less conventional gathering, I would be happy to help you make it "yours". Let's have it reflect your unique relationship and when it's a meaningful ceremony, it will hold fond memories for a very long time. My work at Hospice Simcoe in Barrie as Family Support Coordinator brings me to people at all stages of living and I have learned well that our life events need to reflect honour, gratitude, wonder and humour and they need to be made to measure. This is your child's special day. I would be happy to share in it.

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Janice Marks

Janice Marks

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Janice lives in Orillia and works with people from a variety of belief systems. She understands the importance of celebrating life events surrounded by family and friends. Welcoming a child with a naming celebration or baptism is one of these special life events. Janice looks forward to working with you to create your life event celebration.

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Beth Foster

Beth Foster

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A resident of Barrie, Beth will bring an open, warm and compassionate nature to your special day. Whether celebrating a birth, an adoption or a blending of families, Beth is happy to help you design and implement a ceremony honouring your child or children. A ceremony involving family and significant others will be respectfully conducted by Beth to acknowledge and embrace those who bring love into your lives, who celebrate your family and who will be important throughout your lives.

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John Dancavitch

John Dancavitch

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Each new person enters the world full of curiosity. A community raises a child, a Baptism or Welcoming ceremony introduces the world to this wonderful new being. The child is given an additional name to further help define who they are. We ask another couple to accept responsibility in nurturing this child in a formal commitment. My wife and I live in Washago in a quiet setting on a river, and are moving to North Bay in July 2018. I have respect for all forms of faith. I am a tradesman, senior manager, educator and musician, having lived in Ontario, Alberta and Newfoundland. I would be delighted to assist you in making this special occasion all you have dreamed it would be.

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Tracy Lynn Barkshire

Tracy Lynn Barkshire

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Tracy is nestled in in hamlet of Barkway and loves every minute of living in Gravenhurst- Muskoka. Tracy works with families who want an inspired naming, welcoming or bapitsm ceremony. Tracy thrives on community work and is involved in the Ryde Community Co-op Heritage Committee, the Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Committee and The Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders charity organization which helps children. Tracy gets personal joy in her role and looks forward to working with you and your family.

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Nancy Knapp

Nancy Knapp

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Nancy lives in a four season cottage near Gravenhurst and spends at least half of her time in the Barrie area so your choices for her services are varied. As a mother and grandmother, Nancy knows how special the christening, baptism or naming ceremony is when a family is welcoming a new member. Nancy is committed to making that day unforgettable! This ceremony should reflect your own values, traditions and the love you have for your family. She is a devoted mom, nana, and dog owner. Nancy is passionate about her work in theatre and as a dance fitness instructor. She is a retired nurse and teacher having graduated from York University. In her retirement, she has enjoyed working for various non-government organizations around the world both in a nursing and a teaching capacity. Nancy would love to help you plan this special day for you and your family.

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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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