David Giffen, BTh (Western), MDiv (Huron)

David has presided at almost 100 weddings, funerals, and countless baptisms in the GTA area; offering experienced pastoral guidance to families gathering for life’s important moments. Regardless of your background, sexual orientation, or gender identity, David will work with you to preside over the ceremony you seek. David holds both a bachelor’s degree in theology and a Master of Divinity from Huron University College. For most of David’s adult life, he served as a street-involved pastor in urban churches in Toronto and London. His major focus of ministry has been related to social outreach, restorative justice, and learning to wrestle with life and faith in the rapidly evolving social media age. David is an active minister of Clergy Support Memorial and still enjoys a game of football with his son and the neighborhood kids.

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Andrea & Winston
David was an absolutely fabulous wedding officiant, who we would highly recommend to others. During our meetings, he asked the obvious questions, but was also careful to observe us as individuals and as a couple as we interacted. He took our wishes, our inter-faith and inter-cultural backgrounds into account and in the end delivered a warm, intimate, and light wedding ceremony. This is just what we had wanted. I’m sure it was very clear to our guests that this was someone who had taken some time to get to know us, as his words felt personal. He was easy to work with and amenable to meetings and special requests. When it comes time to renew our vows, we hope he will be available for us again! Andrea & Winston
Douglas & Rebecca
We were absolutely honored to have David Giffen officiate our wedding! David was unbelievably easy to work with, and showed great versatility in helping create the ceremony of our dreams. Dave also has a great sense of humor to go along with his professionalism. This sense of humor helped both my wife and I ease our anxiety on the wedding day. We are pleased to call David a friend after all these years and enjoy watching him grow into a great father to his son and a great friend to my extended family. There is no better individual to officiate your wedding than David Giffen! Douglas & Rebecca