Sonja Shepherd

Sonja possesses the ability to listen and understand, and wants to ensure you that your wishes will be reflected for your spiritual, traditional or same gender wedding ceremony. She’s also fluent in English and German. Sonja moved from Adelaide, Australia to Oshawa, Canada as a teenager. After attending Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology, Sonja worked in law offices and as a Freelance Conveyancer for 29 years. Since 2001, Sonja has worked at a cancer support centre in Oshawa, providing emotional peer support to cancer patients and their families. Her free time is happily filled with activities involving her mother, two adult children and their spouses, and her four precious grandchildren.

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Areas served

Ajax, Ashburn, Blackstock, Brooklin, Bowmanville, Claremont, Courtice, Nestleton, Newcastle, Oshawa, Pickering, Port Hope, Port Perry, Raglan, Scarborough, Seagrave, Whitby


Julie and Dave
Just had Sonja (Shepherd) as our officiant for our wedding. She was brilliant. Our wedding was super casual at our house and Sonja was perfect. She is a lovely, genuine lady. I highly recommend her for future brides/grooms. :)
Joe & Carrie
My wife and I booked Sonja Shepard through your service as our officiant, and we couldn't have been happier with our decision. Every time we communicated with her leading up to the event she was sweet and kind. She helped us to put together the perfect ceremony and she delivered it wonderfully. We would highly recommend Sonja to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding. She is an amazing woman.
Mara & Dylan
Sonja Shepherd exceeded our expectations! [December, 2017]
Melissa & Jason
Sonja Shepherd absolutely met our expectations. She went above and beyond! Sonja took the time to get to know us and help us feel comfortable. She helped create a ceremony that fit our personality. We are forever grateful. My favourite moment during our ceremony was when Sonja encouraged us to take a moment to really soak in and remember the moment. She encouraged us to look at one another, and then to our guests in the orchard. This moment will be forever in our memory.
Melissa & Jason
Nadia & Ashleigh
Sonja Shepherd played such a big part in making our day a special one! From our first meeting, she took our ideas and thoughts and planned a ceremony that was warm, funny and memorable for us as well as our family and friends. She kept us both calm on the day of our wedding, and made us feel comfortable when our brains were a little scattered and we forgot a few things! We are both so happy to have had Sonja lead our ceremony, and couldn’t have hoped for a better officiant! [September, 2018]