Meet Our Chaplains

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Gordon, Kim and Anne, our Lay Chaplains, are flexible and resourceful wedding officiants. From your first contact, you will find us easy to communicate with, professional and conscientious. We will offer you a great variety of suggestions and choice for the different parts of the ceremony and are happy to help you craft the service that you have always dreamed of. The ceremony you have in mind may be anything from elegant and traditional to lighthearted and casual. We will make sure that it suits your personal style, values, family traditions and spirituality.

Please contact the chaplain of your choice directly at the phone number or e-mail address given above. In your first contact, please indicate the names of the couple, their contact information, date, time and location of the wedding, if known.

Gordon Darrall

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phone: 613-353-9989
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I have been a member of KUF for over twenty years and during that time I have held many positions in the congregation. Now I am enjoying the privilege of being a Lay Chaplain. Each time I meet with a couple or family to plan a ceremony, I recognize the uniqueness of these individuals. I work with them to create a highlighted moment in their lives, reflecting who they are as individuals.

After 30 years as a teacher, I now enjoy cutting firewood, growing a large garden, making things, hiking, and sharing moments with family and friends.

Every ceremony at which I officiate, brings me into the lives of many interesting and committed people; for that I am thankful.

Kim Irvine-Albano

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phone: 613-453-8286
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I have been performing ceremonies for many years to mark important transitions in people’s lives. I am dedicated to making ceremonies personal and reflective of the uniqueness of the individuals and the situation.

I grew up in the Niagara Region and spent over 15 years living and working in Muskoka before coming to the Kingston area. I have degrees in psychology and transpersonal studies, and have studied drama based psychotherapy extensively. I live amongst the trees and wildlife and enjoy connecting with nature, connecting with people, and spending time with my partner and two teenage children.

Anne Coward

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phone: 613-653-2017
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Whether it be a wedding, a memorial, a child dedication, a house blessing or another significant transition, marking the changes in our lives with a ceremony allows us to recognize the importance of these unique moments which will not come again. I look forward to working with you to help you plan a personalized ceremony to mark an important rite of passage. I can perform your ceremony in English, French or both. I also speak a bit of Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Dutch.

I crafted my own wedding ceremony more than 30 years ago before setting off on an adventurous life as a military wife. After living in Europe, Australia, Africa and different parts of Canada with my husband and my two sons, I enjoy being settled, tending my extensive garden in the countryside north of Kingston, participating as an active member of the Kingston Unitarian Fellowship and singing and playing music.