Shireen Spencer, Officiant
What Others Say
Shireen was a wonderful officiant. She was calm and understanding but also excited, loving and very engaged during the planning period and through to our ceremony. We loved how she gave us the structure of how a ceremony gies but also the freedom to create the type of ceremony we wanted. She was funny and made us all laugh a few times. She made us and our guests feel at ease and really helped to create the perfect afternoon for us. A few of our guests asked about her after the ceremony; they assumed that we were friends before we asked Shireen to officiate! That pretty much sums up exactly how Shireen was with us – professional, caring, and like a friend. We would definitely recommend Shireen a hundred times over!
The day was great, thanks in large part to you. You really were a life saver that day. Thank you for taking care of that day of. I really appreciated it.
Everyone that was at the ceremony, Jon and myself included really enjoyed having you as our minister, you brought such amazingly positive yet calming energy.
I’ve said this every time we’ve gone through our wedding photos, I am so happy we had you as our minister and would highly recommend you to all my my friends getting married.
Thank you so much for being part of our day.
Larisa & Jon
As for my thoughts on the ceremony, I have nothing but raving reviews for your service and attention to detail. I cannot tell you how many of our friends and family came to us afterwards and said not only how lovely the ceremony was, but also how lovely you were! You were lighthearted, friendly and delivered a fun, easy-going ceremony! Needless to say that when the unexpected happened (i.e. Making my bridal walk down the aisle oblivious to the fact that my father was nowhere to be found haha) you took it in stride, laughed with the guests and made the mishap fun. I had thought I ruined the flow of my own wedding, but you made it a relaxed experience, so that my second walk was triumphant, and dad was present!!
The ceremony really set the tone for the entire evening. All of our guests praised what a wonderful, relaxed time they had. I can imagine that if anyone was in your place with a fraction of your poise, it could have been a disaster. I think our decision for you as our officiant was the best decision we made for our wedding.
Pastor Spencer helped me to prepare for my father’s funeral in a kind, supportive, and very patient manner. She walked me through the process, offered suggestions and support and helped me make sense of the week and day when I was extremely stressed and overwhelmed with grief. During the funeral, her homily provided words of comfort to myself, my family and all who had gathered to remember my father and support us. She gently reminded me of things during the service so I could provide the tribute I wanted for my dad. Having her there by my side helped me to make sure the day was what we hoped for. Following the service many people commented to me and my family that she was a wonderful Pastor and that they really enjoyed listening to her. I feel very comfortable recommending Pastor Spencer to support people as they prepare for a funeral, during the service, and following. She is truly a special person and professional. – Wendy Christensen
I just want to thank you so much for officiating our wedding. Our experience with dealing with you was excellent and stress free. On the day of the wedding you were so helpful to me personally and calmed my nerves before my now wife walked down the aisle. The vows that we chose from you were perfect and said exactly what we wanted to say. I would recommend you to anyone that is getting married, you gave a beautiful service and even got a few laughs from our guests. Thank you so much for making our service special and unique to us. – The Conroy’s
Reverend Shireen Spencer is a compassionate, knowledgeable member of clergy who’s assistance and involvement in preparing for the Celebration of Life service for my late husband went above and beyond. Her assistance during this difficult time was a huge blessing and comfort to my daughter and I. Pastor Shireen’s scripture selections were a comfort and her words honoured my husband’s life and ministry work. It made a huge difference to us to have Pastor Shireen participate. Her leading of worship during the service spoke to our hearts strengthening our resolve and soothing our souls. – Cheryl Kelly-Ellsworth
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We couldn’t have asked for a better service. Your words and reflections captured so much of what M and I conveyed with the added spiritual touches. Guests stated that you really touched them and spoke right to their hearts. You were personable and compassionate.