…a little bit about me.
First of all, congratulations on your engagement! I have just celebrated 40 years of marriage with my best friend and can testify that marriage is a wonderful experience. It would be an honour and delight to be a part of your wedding day celebration.
I was raised on a farm in southern Ontario, where community and charitable activities were instilled as an integral part of family life.
After working in the energy sector for over 20 years, I changed career paths to pursue my calling as a non-denominational community chaplain. Since then I have launched two charitable organizations.
My wife and I enjoy spending time with our two adult sons, daughter-in-law and our delightful three-year-old granddaughter. We enjoy travelling, cottage life, and spending time with our family and friends in warm climates.
My Life Experience
Having officiated many weddings, I feel blessed and enriched by experiencing a wide variety of traditions that couples bring to their celebration. I have had the privilege of officiating at weddings featured on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ as well as ‘Style Me Pretty’.
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What couples are saying
Ron did a beautiful job officiating our wedding ceremony. We knew after meeting with Ron that he was the right fit for us. His kindness, professionalism and sense of humour were just what we were looking for in an officiant. Ron went above and beyond to make us, our families and wedding party feel comfortable during our rehearsal as well as the day of our wedding. We are so happy that Ron officiated our wedding and would absolutely recommend him and Enduring Promises to any couple looking for an engaging and professional wedding officiant.
Sara and Sonny
We liked Ron Shantz after meeting him at the Toronto Bridal Show and couldn’t have been more happy and impressed. For a couple so completely overwhelmed and out of their element with the entire wedding process, Ron helped us navigate through the process of creating our ceremony with the help of the Enduring Promises online resources. The Console was clear and very user-friendly. This took the stress and pressure off what was to be said our ceremony! Ron is extremely likeable, personable, warm, and was extremely patient with our questions and our very rambunctious ring boy! Our wedding day is a time we’ll always remember and we’re grateful that Ron was able to be part of it.
Melissa and Michael
Ron from Enduring Promises was our wedding officiant and helped to make our ceremony an amazing and unforgettable experience. We were very impressed with Ron’s professionalism, advice, cheerful and calm personality. From our first meeting, ceremony planning, rehearsal and the wedding ceremony itself everything flowed exactly as planned. We incorporated cultural elements into the ceremony that Ron presented so well to our guests, making everyone feel part of the experience. We would also like to thank the support team at Enduring Promises for making it easy for us to do our planning online and promptly responding to queries. Thanks for a special, memorable day!
Priya and Andrew
Hi Ron, Thank you for the wonderful job you did in officiating our wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was beautiful and everything we imaginged and hoped it would be. Thank you for being such a calming influence on us (and our mothers) and for being such an important part of a day we will never forget.
Kelly and Will
Ron helped make our wedding ceremony as perfect as it could be. From the first time we met with Ron, we knew our ceremony was in the right hands, as Ron was warm, welcoming, and had a passion for officiating weddings. Ron was very responsive when we had questions about designing our own ceremony. He always gave us great feedback and really helped take all the stress away from planning it. At the wedding rehearsal, Ron was very well organized and made the whole bridal party comfortable about how the ceremony was going to go. During the ceremony, Ron made us feel relaxed and his delivery had all of our guests captivated. We are so happy Ron was able to be a part of our big day and it wouldn’t have been the same without him. We would definitely recommend Enduring Promises to all of our friends and family as they provided great customer service and were friendly and responsive to all of our questions. Thank you!
Aillish and Victorl
We had been communicating with Angela and Ron shortly before our ceremony. We were both impressed by their kindness, patience, and professionalism. They made the whole process simple and successful without the rehearsal. We’d like to express our special appreciation for them and Weddingwire to accommodate us in these unusual times. We hope you find peace as we do. Best wishes to your company!
Melody & Manmen
We first learned about Enduring Promises and Officiant Ron Shantz through our friends. Our experience has been nothing but amazing since day one. Ron was responsive, patient, and kind – he was able to respond all our questions with informative answers and helpful suggestions. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we had decided to do a simple outdoor ceremony, however we did not have a venue at the time. After voicing out concerns, Ron generously offered his backyard as our venue and it’s beyond what we had expected – a charming and cozy oasis with beautiful landscaping and thoughtful touches throughout. We met Ron for the first time on the date of our wedding; his warm smile and professional demeanor quickly made us feel at ease the minute we met. Our guests were equally impressed with the ceremony and Ron’s lovely backyard! We would recommend Enduring Promises Team and Officiant Ron to couples looking to tie the knot!
Josephine & Edmond
We decided to go with Enduring Promises as they were a preferred vendor from our venue, the Eglinton Grand. With the chaos surrounding COVID-19, our officiant, Ron Shantz, was very flexible and able to relocate to an outdoor venue. The planning portal was seamless and allowed my husband and I to have control over what was said during the ceremony. It was professional, Ron was charming, and it was just one more quality that made our wedding day that much more perfect.
Jasmine & Andrewl
Overall, the Enduring Promises Experience is great. The "online console" provides a great format, and the right amount of suggested text while still maintaining the completely customizable feel. In particular, the company was very flexible and professional as we scheduled, re-scheduled, and re-scheduled again during the pandemic. Ron was a great speaker and his experience and wisdom was very valuable in this process.
Sarah & Ryan
Ron Shantz and Enduring Promises were excellent. They were flexible, responsive, and professional, even through the turmoil of a pandemic. Highly recommend!
Liz & Markl
Beautiful, intimate and personal From the first time we met Ron, we know we wanted him to officiate our wedding. He’s very pleasant and a delight to work with. We planned our wedding for March 2020 but had to cancel the reception due to COVID 19. We held a small ceremony with our parents and a small group of friends. Ron did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! Our parents and guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was - not too long, very personal and intimate. He gladly incorporated some of our favourite quotes and description of Persian wedding traditions to make it even more unique. He is extremely professional, communicative, kind and very experienced! Ron made us both feel at ease and comfortable during one of the most emotionally charged moments of your life. We loved his work so much we asked him to officiate a little ceremony for our rescheduled wedding. We would wholeheartedly recommend Ron as your marriage officiant - you won't regret it! Thank you, Ron, for marrying us and for making our experience so wonderful!
Ghazaleh & Robertl
We worked with Ron from Enduring Promises who was great from start to finish. He was really calming presence and walked us through the ceremony and how things typically go write away, and then spent the rest of our first meeting getting to know us and seeing how he could best bring in elements of our personality. His recommendations were solid, he was very attentive and helpful, he reached out when he hadn't heard from us in a while just to check in, and helped us along through their online portal which is easy to use and really helps guide things along. He printed extra copies of everything we needed, kept us on schedule, and gave us helpful tips along the way. We were very lucky to have Ron looking out for us!
Jessie & Cassandra