Hi, I’m Shari Grenier… I am a wedding planner and officiant, ordained clergy, lifestyle blogger, author, wife, mother, and forever-young grandmother!
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Dave Grenier, and we live just east of Toronto, Canada. I feel equally at home in Toronto, New York or Paris.
I am an ordained Deacon with the Community Catholic Church of Canada, which means I’m a Reverend and I can wear the collar. We are part of the “Old Catholic Church” that separated from Rome during the 1800s. So I like to say I’m “Catholic but not Roman.” In November 2019 I will become an ordained priest. In our church, each member of clergy has their own parish. Mine is St Helena of the True Cross. We have no building, because I use it as an opportunity to go out into the community. My main goal is to be a church for those who have no church, bringing Jesus to the homes of those who are unable to attend a more traditional church setting. Click here to see if I can be of service to you
Since I do not receive a stipend though my church, I make my living by planning weddings (and performing the ceremony as well!) and Proverbs 31 Bible studies, and clergical services such as funerals and baptisms. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all of my interests seem to fall in line with living our best Christian life and serving our families.
Dave likes to tease me that I’m like Barbie — so many different professions — but I don’t think she has ever been a Reverend. So, Barbie, that makes us even, because I’ve never been an astronaut!
Here is how I came to be qualified for my unusual mixture of jobs:
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO: BA, Religious Studies
ST. FRANCIS SEMINARY: Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
WEDDINGS BEAUTIFUL WORLDWIDE: Bertified Wedding Specialist
QC SCHOOL OF EVENT PLANNING: Wedding and Event Planning, Destination Wedding Planning, Luxury Wedding and Event Planning, Corporate Event Planning, Event Decor
IAP COLLEGE: Lifestyle Coach
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN: Interior Design, Liberal and Fine Arts