About

Hi, I’m Shari Grenier —  wedding planner and officiant, ordained clergy, lifestyle blogger,  author, wife, mother, and forever-young grandmother!

I discovered the Proverbs 31 Woman at the age of 16, and I have spent my entire life trying to emulate her, and helping other women be more like her!

I am an ordained Deacon with the Community Catholic Church of Canada, which means I’m a Reverend and I can wear the collar. We are part of the “Old Catholic Church” that separated from Rome during the 1800s. So I like to say I’m “Catholic but not Roman.” In November 2019 I will become an ordained priest. In our church, each member of clergy has their own parish. Mine is St Helena of the True Cross. We have no building, because I use it as an opportunity to go out into the community. My main goal is to be a church for those who have no church, bringing Jesus to the homes of those who are unable to attend a more traditional church setting. Click here to see if I can be of service to you

Since I do not receive a stipend though my church, I make my living by planning weddings (and performing the ceremony as well!) and Proverbs 31 Bible studies, and clergical services such as funerals and baptisms.   I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all of my interests seem to fall in line with living our best Christian life and serving our families.

Proverbs 31 Life Ministries was founded on my personal faith as a Christian wife, mother and grandmother. The woman described in Proverbs 31:10-31 is so dear to my heart that I’ve written a book called The Proverbs Principle to encourage and inspire women to be like her. As well, I have developed a series of Bible study sessions on the same theme.

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Dave Grenier, and we live just east of Toronto, Canada.  I feel equally at home in Toronto, New York or Paris. My spare-time hobby is anything related to home and family — Proverbs 31 style! Dave likes to tease me that I’m like Barbie — so many different interests — but I don’t think she has ever been a Reverend. So, Barbie, that makes us even, because I’ve never been an astronaut!

Visit my wedding business page, Sandcastles Weddings

My educational qualifications are below. As you can see, continuing education is my passion!

  • UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO: 
    • Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies
  • ST. FRANCIS SEMINARY:
    • Pastoral Chaplain
    • Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
  • NEW YORK SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN:
    • Interior Design Diploma — Liberal and Fine Arts
  • WEDDINGS BEAUTIFUL: Certified Wedding Specialist
  • QC EVENT SCHOOL: 
    • International Event and Wedding Planning Professional
    • International Event Decorating Professional
    • Luxury Wedding and Event Specialist
    • Destination Wedding Specialist
    • Corporate Event Planning

Professional Affiliations

  • International Association of Professional Wedding Planners
  • International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants