About Nick

Wedding & Funeral Officiant Nick Overduin, MDiv, PhD

Weddings, Celebrations of Life and funerals are life transforming events. I care deeply about people in these supreme moments of life’s journey. You can contact me at nickoverduin@gmail.com or 613.851.3682. I can count on my full attention. I look forward to talking to you.

Officiant Experience. Since 2019, I’ve felt honoured to officiate at hundreds of weddings for couples from across the province and new Canadians from around world. Moreover, I have felt equally honored and inspired by over 100 families who trusted me to officiate at the funeral service, or similar life event, for a loved one.

Values. I welcome all couples and families from secular and different faith traditions, backgrounds and orientations. Learn more about my values and privacy policy.

Qualifications. I am in good standing with my denomination as a semi-retired clergyman. I am registered as a licensed officiant by the province of Ontario to perform weddings and funerals. I am also internationally qualified and registered as a Life Tribute Professional with InSight Certified Celebrants.

I earned a Master of Divinity (MDiv) in 1984, worked as a university chaplain, a senior church minister, and a church consultant. My capstone project has been to earn my Doctorate in Philosophy at Trent University in 2019. I have published two books and numerous articles, and I continue to write for academic and popular audiences. (Don’t worry, I never have and don’t plan to ever sound like an absent-minded philosopher!)

Next steps. If you feel comfortable about my values and experience, you can reach me at any time to discuss your needs for a funeral, wedding, or other life events.

Nick welcomes couples and families from secular and different faith traditions in Ottawa, Ontario, and the National Capital Region.