Wayne was born and raised in London Ontario.
Rosanne was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario.
Wayne is grad of Heritage Theological Seminary.
Rosanne is a grad of Knox College, University of Toronto.
We are both ordained ministers: Wayne from a Fellowship Baptist background; Rosanne from a Presbyterian background.
We are both licensed officiants who have been performing Life Celebrations for over 20 years.
We are the founders of Celebrating Life Ministries and Kettle Creek Weddings.
Wayne is the governing official of Celebrating Life Ministries
How It All Started:
We met, fell in love and were married in 1995.
We launched a new ministry together in St. Thomas ON, called Kettle Creek Ministries.
The ministry developed into a powerful, practical street ministry that served hundreds of needy people through physical, emotional and spiritual support.
We developed Mercy Works a cooperative food bank and clothing exchange.
We served a community dinner every Tuesday night for 125 homeless.
We ran a lunch program for 35 children each Tuesday through our children’s program called the EDGE Kids Club.
Some of the obvious needs were rites of passage such as weddings and funerals.
Within time the ministry of funerals and weddings grew and we decided to devote our lives to this opportunity.
In 2003 we decided to commit ourselves to making this a full time venture, and performed 187 weddings that first year.
Wayne and Rosanne, along with a team of associates, have performed over 10000 Life Celebrations.
Celebrating Life Ministries was formed in 2005. It is a not for profit incorporated religious charity.
Celebrating Life Ministries became a government denomination in 2016.
The foundation of all we do at Celebrating Life is our passion to see lives transformed.
We believe the ministry of Jesus was hands on and practical…He met needs! We seek to emulate His example by meeting needs.
We are committed to personal and family success.
We seek to provide a context of ministry to individuals who want to build God’s kingdom in a non-traditional way.