our founders

Celebrating Life Ministries was founded by the internationally recognized Life Celebration Specialist, Wayne and Rosanne Prevett.  

Who We Are:Wayne & Rosanne Prevett

  • Wayne was born and raised in London Ontario.

  • Rosanne was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario.

  • Wayne is grad of Heritage Theological Seminary and Liberty University.

  • Rosanne is a grad of Knox College, University of Toronto.   

  • We are both ordained ministers: Wayne from a Fellowship Baptist background; Rosanne from a Presbyterian background.

  • We are both licensed officiants who have been performing Life Celebrations for over 30 years.

  • We are the founders of Celebrating Life Ministries and Kettle Creek Weddings.

  • Wayne is the governing official of Celebrating Life Ministries.

How It All Started:

  • We met, fell in love and were married in 1995.

  • We launched a missional community in St. Thomas ON, called Kettle Creek Ministries.

  • The ministry developed into a powerful, practical, street ministry that served hundreds of needy people through physical, emotional and spiritual support.

  • We developed Mercy Works a cooperative food bank and clothing exchange.

  • We served a community dinner every Tuesday night for 125 street people.

  • We ran a lunch program for 35 children each Tuesday through our children’s program called the EDGE Kids Club. 

  • Some of the obvious needs were rites of passage such as weddings and funerals.

  • Within time the ministry of funerals and weddings grew and we decided to devote our lives to this opportunity.

  • In 2003 we decided to commit ourselves to making this a full time venture, and performed 187 weddings that first year. 

  • Wayne and Rosanne, along with a team of associates, have performed over 5000 weddings.

  • Celebrating Life Ministries was formed in 2005. It is a not for profit incorporated religious charity.

  • In 2013 Celebrating Life Ministries received province of Ontario recognition as a religious denomination.

  • The foundation of all we do at Celebrating Life is our passion to see lives transformed.

  • We believe the ministry of Jesus was hands on and practical…He met needs! We seek to emulate His example by meeting needs.  

  • We are committed to personal and family success.

  • We seek to provide a context of ministry to individuals who want to build God’s kingdom in a non-traditional way through Missional Communities.