Rev Laurence McKenna, MDiv (St. Michael's), ThM (Toronto)

As an Ordained Minister with Clergy Support Memorial Church, I believe that each couple planning their wedding should have the ceremony they desire.  I have worked as a teacher, youth minister, and as chaplain in hospitals, prison, and schools. Originally from Vancouver, I now live in Cambridge, in the Galt district.  I am a creative person who will do the utmost to incorporate your ideas into your personalized wedding ceremony.  I have presided at over 300 weddings, facilitated groups, helped with motivational speaking, and thoroughly enjoy working with people from various beliefs and lifestyle choices.  To this day I still enjoy working with kids, running youth drama programs, teaching drama skills and putting on performances.  I look forward to being part of a day you will remember for years to come.

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Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Paris, Brantford, Ayr, Elmira


Gail and Jeff
Rev Laurence McKenna was an absolute delight. He exceeded our expectations ten-fold. Rev McKenna arrived early and was able to go over the documents with us ahead of time and next steps. The ceremony was perfect. The reading and vows were exactly what we wanted (and allowed us to really be ourselves - adding soft humour and kindness). Following the ceremony, not only our attendants signed as witnesses, but also our sons that did not act as witnesses, but rather participants. It was kind, loving and we could not have been happier - on this day, the happiest day of our lives. Thank you so much Rev McKenna for making the first day of the rest of our lives together so magical. April 2022
Jason & Sarah
Laurence McKenna was amazing! Thank you for making the day perfect. February 2022
Jason & Sarah
Donna & James
Laurence McKenna was awesome. He was funny and very personable we loved him. Jan 2022
Donna & James
Donna & james
Our minister Laurence was awesome !! We couldn’t have many guests and it was cold he was awesome with his jokes and his Speed and he is just all around personable ! I was so stressed and he made it all so easy I would highly recommend him. Donna & James
Shawn-Lee & Juliet
From the day we saw Laurence McKenna's profile we knew that we would be in good hands. My wife and I meshed perfectly with his overall approach as he was kind, accommodating, and supportive. He went above and beyond throughout the entire process to make our day was as simple and elegant as we expected. We thank him for what he did on our special day and all his support through these uncertain times. Jan 2022
Shawn-Lee & Juliet
Sarah & Taylor
Laurence McKenna was a dream to work with!!! He went above and beyond for my wife and I. He even walked around Cambridge with us to show us a couple other potential outdoor ceremony locations. By the end of it we were sad to say goodbye to him, he truly was so wonderful and such a pleasure to work with. He made our ceremony extra special. September 2021
Andrea & Warren
We could not have survived our COVID wedding without Laurence McKenna’s guidance. He was communicative, kind and informative; he met us with knowledge and humour every step of the way. He worked with our ever-changing schedules, provided us with a personalized wedding script, accommodated changes and edits, and — we kid you not — even *invented* a unique Blessing of the Hands speech & learned to tie our Handfasting cord, just to further incorporate our specific cultural traditions into the ceremony. Our family (both Canadian, and those visiting from Ireland) were in awe of how professionally & seamlessly he lead our ceremony. We could not have asked for a better experience! If you are planning a wedding, you need Laurence. Full stop. He’s your guy. October 2021
Andrea & Warren
David & Daniela
Laurence McKenna met and surpassed our expectations. He was so easy to work with, he was flexible, considerate and made our day perfect. The ceremony was all about us and truly wouldn’t have been the same without his special touch and creative ideas. David & Daniela May 2021
Traynor & Nicole
We had the privilege of having Laurence as the officiant on our wedding day. He exceeded our expectations from the very beginning. He was extremely organized and prepared throughout the whole process. He helped us a great deal to organize the ceremony to the way we wanted it. He would give us options for different parts throughout the ceremony and would help us in our discussions to decide what we wanted to do. During the ceremony he was extremely personable, funny, and compassionate. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the ceremony was and how great Laurence was at leading it. We would highly recommend Laurence as your officiant for your wedding day! Traynor & Nicole September 2020