Our Lay Chaplains are trained in the provision of meaningful services to mark many life passages.
They welcome the opportunity to adapt ceremonies to the needs and wishes of the participants, thus allowing couples and families the opportunity to mark a life passage in a spiritual way, regardless of their religious or spiritual beliefs.
They are licensed to perform weddings in the province of Ontario. Our Chaplain can assist in the development of a personalized ceremony.
They serve Guelph and the surrounding area.
For further information, fees and availability, email Chaplain@guelph-unitarians.com or call to leave a message at the congregation (519.836.3443) and your call will be returned.
Rebekah Jamieson was born and raised in the Guelph area, the eldest of four children. She attended the University of Guelph earning a B.A. (Hons) in French and History. She later completed a 3-year experiential psychotherapy training program at the Transpersonal Therapy Centre (Toronto), the Foundation Studies year at the Toronto Waldorf School, and a Masters in Science at Daemen College (Buffalo).
A current elementary teacher with the Upper Grand District School Board, Rebekah arrived at teaching after an exploratory career path working as a doula (childbirth support), photographer, internet consultant, bus driver and community organizer. She discovered the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph in 2007 where she became the youth group facilitator and Spiritual Development leader for kids aged 4-7. Eventually, she also worked as Assistant and Co-Director at Unicamp of Ontario.
Rebekah has a deep interest in community celebration and all forms of spiritual expression. Her personal journey from Baptist Christianity into other faith traditions (yoga, Buddhism, earth-based spirituality, Unitarian Universalism) has provided her with a depth of experience and acceptance of many practices and styles of ritual. She enjoys working with people to co-create personalized, meaningful ceremonies and rites of passage.