Wedding Officiant Kirsty Stevenson: On a personal note…
Prior to becoming a wedding officiant Kirsty owned a number of small businesses. Her distinctive energetic, friendly, and entertaining style of speaking to crowds was honed from decades giving seminars, workshops, and lectures.
She never lost a crowd in all her years of public speaking.
After a successful entrepreneurial career, it was time to turn her vocation, helping others, into an occupation. Ordained as a Minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry she is now a licensed wedding officiant offering Love Story and other ceremonies.
Kirsty is passionate about helping others: she is a mentor for local businesses, facilitates a writers’ group, assists with activities at Craigleith Ski Club, manages the transcription team for her Buddhist teacher, Alan Wallace, and helps at a local meditation centre.
Kirsty found Buddhism in the late 1990s and has never looked back. She spends time meditating every morning, attends bi-yearly retreats, and studies with Buddhist teachers.
She lives by the words of His Holiness Dalai Lama: My religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.
When not offering marriage and other ceremonies, Kirsty stays active skiing, as a member of the 5 Rhythms meditative movement community, swimming in Georgian Bay and spending time with her two children and life partner.