Dr. Gerry Oglan, M.Ed (Windsor), PhD

Gerry is an Appointed Minister with Clergy Support Church. He was born and raised in Windsor. He taught elementary school in Windsor before obtaining his doctorate from the University of South Carolina and served on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He’s worked with the Hospice of Windsor/Essex County, coached minor baseball, hockey and enjoys golfing and fishing. It won’t take you long to notice one of Gerry's strengths is his attention to detail, follow up and communication with you to make your wedding ceremony a memorable one. Gerry enjoys being an Officiant and seeing people laugh and have fun.

View extended profile

Request Gerry Oglan

Areas served

Amherstburg, Belle River, Essex, Harrow, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington, Windsor


Sarah & Etienne
Gerry (Oglan) is exceptional! From the time we booked all the way through to a follow up after the wedding Gerry was attentive, very patient with us and willing to tailor our ceremony to our needs. We had a unique set of circumstances leading up to our wedding and Gerry was our guide. Very helpful, always smiling and his ceremony made many laugh and many cry. He did it all! We want to say a huge thank you for marrying us- if we had to do it again, we’d choose you! Looking forward to renewing our vows with Gerry :)
Sarah & Etienne
Wayne & Lorna
Gerald made our day feel special and as important to him as to us. His personal flare and professional manner was exceptional. Gerald was able to be flexible with our possibly changing schedule and was very accommodating. If you are looking for a personal and presentable service with a genuinely nice officiant, Gerald is for you. Wayne & Lorna, May 18, 2018
Jacqueline & Geoff
Gerry Oglan helped us to create a ceremony that was full of joy, lots of fun moments and love. He helped us balance new ideas we had and still add lots of traditional elements. We were able to enjoy the ceremony, stress free, and listen to every word. He helped touch upon the modern ideas of wedding vows being in constant change and always being reworked in a marriage and also spoke to the old, loving traction of marriage. We feel he helped us have a contemporary ceremony with traditional vows. Gerry spoke eloquently and helped guide a great ceremony (that wasn’t too long!). Everyone commented that our ceremony was full of love and “so us”. No better comment. Gerry was always quick to return emails and easily available for meetings. Any couple would be lucky to secure Gerry for their wedding. [Pic courtesy of John and Samantha Butler Photography]
Jacqueline & Geoff
Scott & Julie
We were so pleased with our wedding ceremony. Gerry Oglan made us feel comfortable and special. He was very personable and professional. We would highly recommend him. Scott & Julie Sept 8th, 2018
Andrew & Heather
We can't say enough good things about Gerald Oglan! He's a really great guy who's genuine in his concern for our special day. He went way beyond just reading words off a piece of paper. Gerald helped with making sure everything was going to go smoothly and offered suggestions based on his experiences. He is easy going, easy to talk to and work with and he helped us customize our ceremony so it was exactly what we wanted. We are so very happy that we chose him to be our officiant and be a part of our big day. Thank you so much Gerald from both of us. Andrew & Heather Aug 22nd, 2018
Neil & Katie
Katie and I are so grateful to have had Gerry (Oglan) do our ceremony for us. He did it exactly how we wanted it. He was fun to work with and he even got to talk to a few old friends. I would definitely go with Gerry if you're looking for someone to do your ceremony! Neil & Katie, August 2018
Rebecca & Scott
Gerry was knowledgeable and on time with everything. He was pleasant and eager to help with anything and answer all our questions. I would absolutely recommend Gerald Oglan to anyone who is interested in getting married outside of a church setting. [August, 2018]
Stacey & Kyle
Everything for our ceremony service was really wonderful. Gerry Oglan made our special day even better. [September, 2018]
Aram & Vittoria
Gerald Oglan was personable, friendly and available to answer any questions we had. He met with us and put us at ease regarding any details of our ceremony. Gerald made the ceremony warm and inviting. Afterwards, we received many compliments on his beautiful delivery. He gave us ideas on how to incorporate our two cultures into the ceremony. He also made sure that he got the pronunciation of our first names and last names correct, which was a wonderful touch. We highly recommend Gerald, he's the perfect officiant to make your day even more special. Aram & Vittoria Nov 2018
Frank & Alexandria
Gerry Oglan was an absolute pleasure to work with! Upon first meeting he got to know us and understand our style - simply yet thoughtful. He delivered a ceremony that was exactly that. Gerry knew we were nervous, and guided us through the ceremony and words with a subtle and confident style. We got many compliments from guests that the ceremony was "perfect for us" and that made us so happy. We had a weather issue and our outdoor ceremony had to move indoors with only a few minutes notice and Gerry adapted to the change without blinking and eye. Gerry is thoughtful and intelligent, and brings a sense of humour and lightness to his work. We would highly recommend Gerry to anyone we know! Thanks for being such a big part of our big day! Frank & Alexandria May 2019
Frank & Alexandria
Kurt & Maggie
Gerry Oglan was amazing! We worked with him from out of town, and he was available and happy to work around our schedule. On the rehearsal day and the wedding day Gerry was calm, supportive and encouraging and helped us get through a couple difficult situations that arose. He's warm, caring and a total pro - kept everyone laughing before and after! Would recommend Gerry to anyone looking for a wonderful experience. Thanks again, Gerry! Kurt & Maggie August 2019
Kurt  & Maggie
Robert & Diane
Gerry Oglan did an amazing job, he listened to what we had to say and and we were extremely pleased! Thank you Gerry. Robert & Diane August 2019
Robert & Diane
Gerry Oglan was our officiant, he did an amazing job! He listened to what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. Gerry made our day so special. Thank you Gerry Robert & Diane August 2019
Kyle & Jessica
Gerry Oglan made the ceremony planning process easy and accepted and performed our added elements perfectly! During the ceremony we were nervous but he put us both at ease and his experience was highly notable. We would recommend Gerald if you’re looking for an easy-going, friendly and well spoken officiant! Kyle & Jessica September 2019