DR. Joanna Sheppard, BPHED; MA; Phd.

Joanna was recently voted by her peers as the ‘Most Popular New Wedding Officiant in BC’ at the prestigious international Wedding Industry Experts 2016 Awards. Joanna lives in Langley and is excited to be a part of your special day. As a University Educator in the Fraser Valley, Joanna appreciates the importance of meeting your needs in making your wedding ceremony personal, professional and inclusive for all. Joanna holds a PhD from the University of Toronto as well as Brock University (BPHED and M.A). She has traveled extensively educating others about the importance of living a healthy and happy lifestyle while participating in her own active adventures through hockey, softball, snowshoeing and hiking. Let Joanna help you create the spiritual, non-denominational or same gender wedding ceremony that you and your guests will always remember.

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Areas served

Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, Port Coquitlam, Surrey, Vancouver Central


Katya & Christopher
Joanna Sheppard was wonderful, she made our ceremony very personal and professional at the same time. She made us cry and laugh at the same time along with some of our guests. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have a once in a lifetime experience. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Eugene & Michael
Eugene & Michael
Julie & Ryan
Joanna Sheppard was the perfect officiant for us. Easy going, professional and fun.
Sam & Matt
Joanna is the creme de la creme of officiants. We couldn't have chosen anyone better. She was well versed in the execution of the ceremony. Even with a few hiccups along the way, she knew exactly how to deal with everything. The ceremony script brought tears to everyone. It was beautiful and elegant, just the way we wanted it. We highly recommend Joanna to those who are searching for the perfect officiant. Joanna is also hilarious and just a joy to be around! You really won't find anyone better. Many thanks and all of our love.
Lisa & Sam
Joanna Sheppard definitely exceeded our expectations. She was easy to work with and incorporated everything we asked her to. She was funny and we were so happy she was part of our special day.
Baharak & Corvil
Joanna Sheppard has exceeded our expectations. We are glad to have found her and we couldn't have asked for anyone better to officiate our wedding. Thanks again.
Michelle & Trevor
Joanna Sheppard was great to work with. She was full of energy and our family and friends had nothing but good things to say about her.
Katrina & Shane
Joanna Sheppard was absolutely amazing. We just loved her, our guests and families did as well.
Stephanie & Emma
Joanna Sheppard went above and beyond everything we had imagined! She is an amazing officiant and we would recommend her to everyone we know.
Alexis & Tobias
Jo Sheppard was awesome! Everything we had been hoping for! We were so happy to have Jo as our officiant. She was accommodating and helped make our day that much more special!