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Our Lay Chaplains are licensed with the province of New Brunswick to officiate weddings anywhere within the province. Unitarian Lay Chaplains perform marriage ceremonies for couples regardless of gender expression and sexual orientation. They have a Marriage Ceremonies Guide that is shared with couples so they can co-create a ceremony that is meaningful to them.

Lay Chaplains will travel and conduct services in outdoor locations, historic sites, private homes or institutions or at a location that is meaningful to the couple making a commitment to each other.

Lay Chaplain Contact information: Email or leave a message at (506) 451-0919 or see the descriptions below for individual contact information.

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Deby Nash

phone(506) 461-2583

From my first visit to the Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton some years ago, I was drawn to its principles of inclusion, no matter the religious (or non-religious) background. Coming from a background of education and journalism, the openness I found with this community profoundly impacted my life. After mindful consideration, followed by rigorous training, I became Lay Chaplain at the UFF.

I am fully licensed by the Province of New Brunswick to perform legal marriages. We will together create a marriage ceremony that expresses your values, personal style and family traditions. If you prefer an entirely non-religious ceremony, we can offer you a choice of many beautiful secular readings, vows, and selections of poetry. For your added convenience, there is a Marriage Ceremonies Guide available on loan. It is filled with music selections, references and suggestions to help create your perfect moment.

We also offer ceremonies of other kinds, such as funerals, renewal of vows, house blessings, child dedications, or pet memorials.

If you would like more information or would like to book a date, you will find us professional, conscientious, and easy to to talk to. - Deby Nash, Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton Lay Chaplain.

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Jenn Carpenter-Gleim

phone(506) 999-3455

It has always been important to me that people be allowed to be who they are, exactly as they are. Each person should be able to live true to the principles that resonate with them, free from judgement. It has long been a dream of mine to help people celebrate their rites of passage in a way that feels authentic to them.

As a lay chaplin with the Unitarian Fellowship of Fredericton I would be honoured to help you create a ceremony that feels right to you. It is important to plan a ceremony that expresses your relationship and the marriage you intend to build together. Wedding services are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate two individuals who have chosen to come together in marriage. When we meet we can discuss what kind of ceremony you would like to have. Intimate, minimal, sacred, warm, interfaith, light hearted? The possibilities are endless.

Unitarians affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all people and so we are pleased to also officiate weddings for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer. (LGBTQ)

It would be my pleasure to discuss with you your wedding day, done your way. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you might have.

I would also be honoured to perform any other rites of passage you may require including, but not limited to, child dedications, funerals and memorial services.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have about any rites of passage. I look forward to hearing from you.


Diversity of Belief, Unity of Spirit

George and allison's wedding

allison and George are married in a September 2004 Unitarian ceremony.