Find a Celebrant

Directory of Funeral Celebrants

Listed by state, these funeral celebrants work closely with family and friends of the deceased (and sometimes the dying person) to create and deliver highly customized and unique funerals, memorials, and celebrations of life.

Please note: this directory is for informational purposes only. Funeral and celebrant services are outside the scope of the National Home Funeral Alliance. To become a celebrant, please seek a training program for celebrants or funeral officiants.



Karen KennedyRev. Karen Kennedy | Tucson
Graceful Goodbyes
520-777-5999 |
Rev. Karen Kennedy, Ordained Interfaith Minister, co-creates “Living Memorial Services” with people who are approaching end-of-life so that they can receive the blessings of their family and friends as they face their final challenge. She also creates customized funerals and memorial services, in homes, churches, and desert settings. She will facilitate sharing circles, burning-bowl ceremonies, and guided meditations as appropriate to the family’s needs.
Susan_CooperSusun Cooper | Phoenix
Life-Cycle Celebrant
Olivia BarehamRev. Olivia Rose Bareham | Los Angeles
Sacred Crossings
310-968-2763 |
Rev. Olivia Rose Bareham, founder of Sacred Crossings The Institute for Conscious Dying and Family-directed Funerals is a Death Midwife, Home Funeral Guide and Celebrant currently servicing the Los Angeles area. Olivia teaches classes and workshops in Conscious Dying, Home Funerals & Green Dispositions and offers a certificate program in Death Midwifery.
Robert S. Drake | Sausalito
Ocean Soul Renewal
415-599-5029 |
Rev Robert Drake, is an ordained interfaith hospice chaplain who has served hundreds of families in grief, memorials and celebration. He can create a meaningful memorial at home, graveside of on the Sea, dispersing ashes and giving you one of the richest memories of your loved one and family you will ever have.
Rabbi_Avivah_ErlickRabbi Avivah W. Erlick, BCC | Los Angeles
Sacred Waters
Rabbi Avivah makes the Jewish after-death washing ceremony known as taharah available to families, on their terms. This ancient, transformative purification rite is typically performed under strict limitations, at a mortuary. Sacred Waters opens the doors for families to take this spiritual experience for their own, participating, customizing, relocating, and fitting it into any disposition plans they like. Rabbi Avivah is an interfaith community hospice chaplain, co-author of Exploring the Soul of Taharah, and speaks widely on Jewish death ritual and culture.
Ter_LiebersteinTer Lieberstein | Winnetka
Lovingstone Productions
818-599-9114 |
Ter Lieberstein is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Cantorial Soloist, Grief Recovery Facilitator, as well as a musician, writer, speaker and spiritual teacher.  When creating an End-of-Life Celebration, she meets with the family to gratefully listen to their stories and ideas for the ceremony. Ter infuses each ceremony with warmth and caring, suggesting music, poetry, readings, and other elements that honor memories. As a professional musician, she can also include live music during the service, self-accompanied by guitar. She is passionate about helping others through her compassion and caring and she welcomes the chance to be of service.
Stacy MitchellStacy Mitchell | Pismo Beach
Honor Your Voice
805-208-4167 |
Stacy Mitchell is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant in San Luis Obispo County, California, offering personalized, meaningful, and unique rituals and ceremonies before, during, and after death. She has been a Funeral Celebrant since 2005 and a faculty member of her alma mater, the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, since 2013 teaching sections on Ceremony Fundamentals, Funerals and Memorials, and Healing Ceremonies. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, a community educator on death care, and an advocate for embracing conversations around death and dying.
Ann-Ellice_ParkerAnn-Ellice Parker | Oakland
Seasons of Change Training and Consulting
510-301-0258 |
Andrea SchenckAndrea Schenck |Pasadena/Los Angeles
L A Funeral Celebrant
310-261-0686 |
Andrea Schenck has been a certified funeral celebrant since 2009. Her strengths are listening, empathy, writing, and public speaking. It has been her greatest honor to serve families when their loved-ones have passed on. Andrea meets with families prior to any service, this time together is one of the most important steps to learn about your loved-one, share stories and begin the grieving process in a safe environment. Next she will research, write, and design a eulogy that reflects your loved-ones personal beliefs as well as respecting the families requests. Finally, she will officiate the service, deliver the eulogy, encourage family participation, and create a personalized remembrance for your loved-one and the families involved.
Patricia_EaglePatricia Eagle | Alamosa
Horizons Ceremonies
303-946-5465 | 
Patricia is a Life-Cycle Celebrant certified in funerals and memorials. She works with those wishing to pre-plan their end-of-life service. In addition she sometimes co-creates a ceremony for the family to officiate themselves. Patricia is studying home funerals, natural-death-care and green burials with Jerrigrace Lyons of Final Passages, and also studied with Natural Transitions in Boulder, CO. She started and is directing the San Luis Valley Threshold Choir in southern Colorado and is happy to be hosting the first Death Cafe in her area. Life-Cycle Celebrant.
Erin_MerelliErin Merelli | Evergreen
Voyage of Soul
720-298-0648 |
Erin Merelli is a Priestess, Doula (birth and death), Home Funeral Guide and Facilitator of Ceremonies and Rituals that honor the cycles of life and death. She holds space and brings companionship to those facing the end of life, using basic mediums such as music, touch, and an open heart. She leads families in caring for their loved ones after death, including care of the body and home funeral planning. Having experienced the trenches of grief early on in life, Erin now carries a tremendous amount of compassion, an intuitive wisdom, and real life tools that she employs to help those who are transitioning from physical life to the afterlife.
Anita Larson | Denver
Think Outside the Coffin
303-489-5001 |
Anita Larson is a Certified Funeral Celebrant collaborating with individuals and families to create memorable, meaningful Celebrations of Life. It’s all about your wishes! Green Burials, Inurnments, Ash Scatterings, Graveside Services, Funerals and Memorials. Colorado offers an array of unique outdoor venues for uplifting Life Celebrations.
Adriana_Corral_2Adriana Corral | Miami
Planting Legacies
305-992-2807 |
Adriana Corral, a Memorial and Commemorative Services Director is a Certified Celebrant, Funeral Director, and Bereavement Consultant. She has a wealth of experience in memorial and commemorative service delivery in the funeral industry and for various nonprofits. Adriana is also a certified as a Raw Food Chef and has years of experience working with the Deaf community.
Pegg_LewisPeggy M. Lewis | Southeast Florida
Florida Ceremonies
954-842-3191; 305-720-1422 |
Every life is a story; and every story deserves to be told. I am touched when I am asked to present a funeral/memorial ceremony which will truly honor your loved one. I will work with you to be sure I can accurately portray your loved one and what he/she gave to your family and to the world. You will be able to review the full text of the ceremony in advance; and I will give you a beautiful keepsake copy after the event.
Risa_MartenRisa Marlen | Sarasota
Healing Heart Ceremonies
201-741-6056 |
As a certified Life Cycle Celebrant, and ordained Non-Denominational Minister, I fully respect that there is no simple formula to acknowledge, and come to terms with the passing of a life. Families today often consist of relatives from different backgrounds, mixed heritages, and varying religious customs and beliefs. Many of us may no longer have a personal relationship with a Rabbi, Pastor or Priest who knows how to best communicate the family’s wishes, and remember the life of your loved one. I am available to meet with you, and the significant others in your home. Together we will craft a customized memorial service that truly pays tribute, and reflects your values.
Woody_WinfreeWoody Winfree | Jacksonville
Woody Winfree Life-Cycle Celebrant
904-710-9688 |
Woody is a Life-Cycle Celebrant®  certified by the Celebrant Institute of North America where she taught their Funerals and Memorials class for five years. Her belief in the power of ceremony and well-crafted language to effect change and bring healing, inspired her career move over a decade ago into end-of-life ceremonies. Her lifetime work in communications, public speaking and writing bring honed skills to each ceremony she creates for families.
Carolyn Griffin | Jacksonville
The Sweetest Goodbye
904-510-3239 |
Being a Celebrant actually isn’t about death, dying and grief. It’s about LIFE. It’s about honoring and remembering the magnificent, once-in-a-lifetime person we are saying goodbye to, and helping those who are left behind find solace and meaning. I help you celebrate the LIFE of your loved one and start you on the road to healing by creating the service you need, the goodbye you want to say, the ceremony that gives you the greatest comfort.
Nada Frazier | Jacksonville
The Sacred Servant
904-345-0784 |
Nada is the founder of The Sacred Servant. She accompanies, guides, and supports the ill and their family during extended illness and end of life.  Nada is a Certified End of Life Doula, Advanced Mentorship, through Quality of Life Care. As well, she is a Quality of Life Care Education Partner who trains other doulas.  Nada officiates interfaith Celebrations of Life, facilitates legacy letter writings, provides educational trainings, and since 1991, served as an inspirational speaker in various settings. She is a spiritual leader, reiki master teacher, trained mediator, published co-author, and hospice volunteer.
Narinder Kaur Khalsa | Atlanta
Atlanta Death Midwifery
404-593-5703 |
Narinder studied with Donna Belk from Beyond Hospice and volunteered with a hospice group in Atlanta, Georgia and has experience working at a green burial cemetery.  Narinder is passionate about bringing compassion and conscious spaces around those who are grieving those who are nearing the end-of-life.
Bodhi BeBodhi Be | Maui
Doorway Into Light
808-573-8334 |
Angie_BuchananAngie Buchanan | Deerfield
Earth Traditions
224-501-5443 |
Angie is also a Rite of Passage Officiate, Earth Traditions Minister, Emeritus Board Member of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, Pagan Student Advisor at the University of Chicago, and member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and the National Chaplains Association. Angie lives and works in the Chicago area of Illinois, and in Wisconsin. She teaches a variety of workshops internationally. She creates and facilitates ceremonies for all of life’s passages, from birth through the grave. She is a founding member of Gaia’s Womb.
Clothilde Cook | Chicago
Thanadoula Clothilde
513-218-1746 |
Clothilde is a CNA and experienced in Hospice care for over 7 years.  She completed the the Beyond Hospice certification and in addition to providing celebrant services, she currently host workshops around Chicago to increase awareness around end of life rights.
Montana Autumn Spencer |Montana Autumn Spencer | Indianapolis
Waking Memories
317-931-9108 |  |
Montana is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Ordained Interfaith Minister, and Death Midwife. She is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance and a green burial advocate and educator. Montana is located in Indianapolis, but is willing to travel upon request.
Debra_JanickiDebra Janicki | Granger
One Abundant Life
574-367-0368 |
Debra is an ordained interfaith minister and provides Officiant services for end of life ceremonies, living memorials, and funerals. Debra is also an End of Life Doula, Birth Doula, Reiki Master, and Spiritual Guide.   Debra will compassionately help you to create a custom ceremony that is meaningful to all involved and that is honoring to your loved one who is in the process of passing or has passed. We welcome all persons, all faith practices, without exception and with enthusiasm.
Nancy_McAlleyRev. Nancy McAlley | Brooks
River of Life Services
207-722 9995 |
Nancy became certified as a Life Cycle Celebrant in 2011 and ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2012, and has done memorial services and funerals which are her passion.
Megan-BarberMegan Barber | Holyoke
Megan Barber Ceremonies
413-320-2975 |
Life-Cycle Celebrant
Dina_StanderDina Stander | New England
Ordained Certified Celebrant
413-137-1300 |
Dina brings to your service twenty five years of experience crafting one-of-a-kind ceremonies. It is her privilege to collaborate with you to honor your loved one in a way that fits just right.
Leslie Cottrell Simonds | NE and South to Midcoast MA and Coastal NH
The Visionary Passage
207-350-5536 |
The power of ceremony and ritual creates a vessel to transform us, and support us through times of great sorrow and through times of great joy.  As a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant, specializing in funerals, memorials and pet memorials Leslie views herself as the conduit for creating opportunities to celebrate life and honor personal histories. Through carefully chosen questions, Leslie crafts ceremonies that are a rich tapestry drawn together from family stories and memories.  Leslie also offers space clearings and blessings, Mother blessings and baby naming ceremonies, end of life consultation services and death vigil support.
Michael_BrooksMichael Brooks | Ypsilanti
Phoenix Metro Community Church
Mike helped plant the simple (home based/organic) community church of which he is a part/leader, 4 years ago; prior to that he worked in more conventional/institutional church settings and denominations: such as Vineyard, Baptist and Anglican (Mike is originally from London, England). Mike has been a pastor/teacher/leader for many years. He is a professional musician (guitarist), worship leader, qualified teacher, graphic designer, blogger and writer. He has a number of degrees in Art, Product design and Math. Mike is also an avid reader and film buff.
Anne MurphyAnne Murphy | Minneapolis/St. Paul
A Thousand Hands

651-964-9128 |
Cheryl_SchindlerCheryl Schindler | Stillwater
Heart and Soul Surrender
651-491-6316 |
Everyone deserves to be honored with the most personal, unique, and beautiful end of life celebration!  A person’s celebration should reflect the amazing life of your loved one.  Surrounded and celebrated with the people who meant the most.  Reflecting God’s purpose for their life, shared with stories, memories, visuals, music, readings, and accolades.  When people walk away their hearts will be lighter than when they entered in to the ceremony.  Death is the not the end of life, it is the beginning of a spectacular new dimension of their continuance on one’s life journey and they’re only a breath away!
Kim-Ken_FarmerRev. Kim Farmer,  and Rev. Kenneth Farmer | Squires
Sacred Crossing, Neshamah
417-683-1700 |
Kali FryeKali Fyre | Central and Southern NH
603-289-0599 |
Kali’s unique roots of Christian upbringing mixed with earth-based spirituality has allowed her vast experience in creating and facilitating rites of passage celebrations and transition rituals which honor life, love, and the presence of Spirit across a variety of spiritual traditions. She honors and guides the creativity of her clients in their design of the ceremony, including sitting with someone at end-of-life whenever possible; and can be involved in the creation and development as little or as much as preferred.
Janet_EllisJanet Ellis | Wakefield
Grieving Green
603-617-6974 |
Terry_Donovan_Odell_1Rev. Terry Donovan Odell | Penacook
Anam Cara– Irish Soul Friend
603-856-6540 |
Rev. Terry Donovan Odell MA is a graduate of The New Seminary in NYC and an Ordained Interfaith Minister specializing in personally designed Celebrations of Life.  Terry is a seasoned teacher, spiritual care practitioner and Leader of Prayer.  Rev. Terry is available for Sacred Ceremonies and Worship of a traditional nature as well as non-traditional and will work to assist the design of both. Terry ministers in the “Church of the World from the Cathedral of her Home.” Her first book, Departing Church in Search of God was published in the Fall of 2010.
candy_petersonCandy Peterson | Toms River
732-240-1250 |
I am a Funeral Celebrant and Ordained Reverend who creates personalized Funerals, Memorial Services, Celebration of Life Services, and Pet Memorials.  I am a compassionate listener and am gifted in Ceremony writing and public speaking.  I design meaningful Ceremonies which include poetry, readings, and other elements that honor and celebrate the life of your loved one. I respect your desires and requests, encourage family participation, and give you a keepsake copy of the Ceremony.
Reverend Jack Cuffari | Northern New Jersey
Interspiritual / Interfaith Minister / Funeral Celebrant
973-650-5396 |
I create and officiate Funeral and Memorial Services, End of Life Tributes, Celebration of Life Ceremonies, and Committal and Graveside Services. I walk the family through the entire process, creating a customized, personal ceremony that truly honors your loved one and their special place in your lives. Beyond my celebrant and seminary education I am trained as a Hospice Volunteer, and co-facilitate the Essex County Death Café. I consider it a calling and privilege to be engaged in this work.
Gail_RubinGail Rubin | Albuquerque
A Good Goodbye
505-265-7215 |
Are you “spiritual but not religious?” Do traditional funerals leave you cold? Have you told your family not to have a funeral for you? Funeral Celebrants make all the difference when you want to create “A Good Goodbye.” Gail Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (death educator) and a Certified Funeral Celebrant personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute. She will make make the service all about the person who died — their life, their loves and their quirks.
Donna_HenesDonna Henes | New York
Tree of Life Funerals
718-857-1343 |

Every life deserves to be celebrated in a special way and every family deserves a mourning experience that is deeply significant. As a Certified Funeral Celebrant and multicultural ritual expert, I offer customized, creative, sensitive, and spirited End-of-Life Ceremonies of all sorts. All services are designed specifically to suit your unique needs and desires. My mission is twofold: To honor the life of your loved one in a meaningful manner that respects his or her beliefs, reflects her or his personality and circumstances, and celebrates the significance of the relationship that you shared. And to offer comfort, consolation and grief support to those relatives, friends and colleagues who mourn their loss. I would be honored to work with you in your time of need.
JoAnna_ScariJoAnna Scari | Catskill (Hudson Valley Region)
Perennial Life Services
518-291-8401 |
JoAnna- aka- Jo Scari has directed a variety of Funeral Services from Traditional Christian Burial, Memorial Mass, Graveside Funeral Services, Alternative Chapel Services, Crematory Services, and Military Honors at Calverton National Cemetery, NY.
ronald_huntReverend Ronald Hunt | Albany
Capital Region Ceremonies
518-587-1468 |
Secular, spiritual or non-secular – I respect all points of view in my commitment to creating a memorial, eulogy service or celebration of life that is unique, heartfelt and true. I take my service to my clients very seriously and work in a manner that is gentle and calm.  I will always be sensitive to memorialize their loved one in a way that brings them comfort and helps ease their burdens in a time of great loss.
Rev. Lynda Elaine Carré | Woodstock, Hudson Valley Region
Wellspring Passages: Wisdom Arts for Holistic Dying
845-684-5941 |
Rev. Carré is an inspiring, creative interfaith chaplain who helps families and loved ones co-create memorable Living Wakes, healing Home Funerals, personalized interfaith (or no faith) Memorial Services, and meaningful Green Burials in the Upstate New York area.
Caroline_YongueCaroline Yongue | Asheville
Center for End of Life Transitions
828-676-9806 |
Jennifer_DuranJennifer Duran | Asheville
Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn

828-667-8717 |
I have been a Licensed Funeral Director for over 20 years and have just recently become certified as an Insight Certified Celebrant.  So many beautiful, healing stories go untold because families don’t know where to begin the telling.  It is my hope to reach all members of my community and help them embrace their grief and share the life.
Victoria_ HutchinsVictoria Hutchins | Charlotte
Charlotte Minister
980-622-1680 |
Non-denominational minister serving Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Sara Williams | North Carolina
Shrouding Sisters
919-623-0051 |
Working directly for you, I will craft a funeral service that is unique and individualized to your loved one. Multi-faith, multi-cultural experience.
Michele_CrostonMichele Croston | Alliance
Della Healing Arts
330-913-9697 |
Ordained Minister, Licensed Massage Therapist, Advocate & Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner
Bill_GuptonRev. Bill Gupton | Cincinnati
Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church
513-231-8634 |
Rev. Bill Gupton will help connect families with appropriate resources for home funerals, memorial services and green burials in the Tri-State area. He is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and an active public advocate for green burial and home funerals.
Shawnte_Hardin_2Shawn Hardin | Akron
Celebration of Life Chapels
330-289-2721 |
Our goal is to provide every family or individual with care, comfort, and compassion in their most difficult time of need.  We provide a service that is memorable and meaningful by celebrating the life lived with honor, dignity and respect.  We honor the lives you love.  We are leaders in the creation and facilitation of meaningful funeral and memorialization experiences.  In all we do, we strive to meet and exceed the expectations of the families we serve.
Rev. Thurlow Weed | Lancaster
St Luke Progressive Episcopal Mission
740-654-1908 |
I am a priest in the Progressive Episcopal Church, offering dignified burial services to those who may have had no particular religious or church affiliation, yet desire a clergyman to officiate or lead their loved one’s Celebration of Life.   Unless otherwise requested, my services are spiritual rather than overtly religious, focusing on the life and love of the deceased. I am available in Lancaster and greater Fairfield County, Ohio.
Manena_SeamonsManena Seamons | Wilsonville
Heart Centered Memorials
503-750-5179 |
Elizabeth_Friese-MickElisabeth Freise-Mick | Newberg
Sacred Celebrations
503-554-6815 |
Ordained Minister
photo of Holly PruettHolly Pruett | Portland
Holly Pruett Celebrant
503-348-0967 |
Holly helps people talk about, prepare for, and live with death. As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and Home Funeral Guide, Holly works with individuals, families, and communities to create unique, personalized ceremonies including living funerals, vigils for the dying, home funerals, green burials, and remembrance rituals. Holly has created and led ceremonies in settings from living rooms to backyards to natural burial grounds to a national veterans cemetery; honoring deaths by suicide, physician aided dying, old age, and disease; even deaths that have occurred years ago – it’s never too late to honor a loved one well.
Julian_SpaldingJulian Spalding | Ashland
Cycles of Life
541-301-3616 |
I am Julian Spalding, a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and  Interfaith Minister in Ashland, Oregon.  I officiate at marriages, funerals, memorials, and any other occasion.  I work with you to create a ceremony that reflects your personal beliefs and includes any traditions or customs that are important to you. I offer ceremonies for anyone, including same sex, transgender and gender non-conforming.
John_PhiferJohn Christian Phifer | Nashville
Life By Life – Sustainable Funeral Care
615-504-6371 |
John Christian serves as a home funeral guide specializing in natural burial. He is also a Certified Celebrant as well as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. John Christian is the Director of Community Outreach for the nonprofit Larkspur Conservation which is establishing a Conservation Cemetery in Nashville, TN.
photo of Donna BelkDonna Belk | Austin
Donna Belk
512-922-8043 |
Donna works with families before and after death to create a meaningful vigil or funeral ceremony to honor their deceased loved one. Meaningful ceremonies may be composed of music, poetry, or heartfelt sharing that combine to create a story of the person’s life. She also facilitates circles where people share with a loved one what they have learned from them, or who they have become because of them. Donna is co-author of the book, Home Funeral Ceremonies.
Carolyn_WalkleyCarolyn Walkley | Austin
Carolyn Walkley Celebrant
202-421-8381 |
Carolyn is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. She works with individuals and families to create ceremonies for the dying, funerals, memorial services, and remembrance rituals.  Carolyn creates personalized ceremonies that provide comfort and a sense of peace to the dying and their families. She is also a yoga instructor and can incorporate meditations and breathing into your ceremony.
Anne-Marie Keppel | Craftsbury
Stardust Meadow
802-777-8527 |
Life-Cycle Funeral Celebrant Anne-Marie Keppel is also a trained Death Doula, Alternative Funeral Guide, Reiki Master and Meditation Instructor. A graduate from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, Anne-Marie incorporates her natural story-telling capabilities with her experience in event design to create deeply original ceremonies intended to open the gates of healing during the ceremony itself.
Barbara_WattsBarbara Watts | Alexandria, VA
Barbara Watts Celebrant
703-403-4645 |
As a longtime hospice nurse and now Certified Funeral Celebrant, I will assist you with your wishes while providing information to celebrate your life just as you envision it.
Arissa_RenchArissa Rench | Seattle & Puget Sound
A Ceremony With Heart
206-384-9843 |
Certified Celebrant
Francis_LeeFrancis Lee, MA | Seattle
Significant Ceremonies NW
425-770-9243 |
As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and non-denominational Minister, Francis collaborates with his clients to design and officiate heartfelt, personalized, and meaningful End-of-Life Ceremonies that honor loss and celebrate life.  All lifestyles, all faiths, and the secular, served with respect.
Char BarrettChar Barrett | Seattle
A Sacred Moment
425-316-8290 |
Kelli Barr-LylesKelli Barr-Lyles | Tacoma
Circle of Life Holistic Care
253-224-0509 |
photo of Kate JohnsonKate Wallace Johnson | Winthrop
Confluence Ceremonies
509-429-2844 |
I work closely with clients to compose meaningful, healing End-of Life ceremonies in many forms, including Celebrations of Life, Memorials, Funerals, Burials, Committal of Ashes, Green Funerals, and Home Funerals. You set the tone that feels right and choose the location for your important event. I also help those nearing the end of their lives plan their own end of life ceremonies, and will see the process through from planning to enactment.
danna_schmidtDanna Schmidt | Bellevue
Waypoint Ceremonies
425-577-0328 |
Before and after death is both a tender time and a tending time. As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® trained in the art of delivering artisanal end-of-life tributes, I work closely and compassionately with you to craft ceremonial experiences that are both personalized and memorable. My end-of-life offerings include the co-creation of living funerals, end-of-life spiritual direction and vigils, home funerals, graveside ceremonies, memorial services, celebrations of life, rituals of remembrance and grief coaching.
Lucinda HerringLucinda A. Herring | Langley/Seattle
Limina/A Sacred Moment
Limina: 360-221-6554
A Sacred Moment, Inc. 425-316-8290;
Kateyanne_UnullisiKateyanne Unullisi | Puget Sound
The Emerge Foundation
425-753-5016 |
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
photo of AC WardenA.C. Warden | Washington, DC, MD, VA
Capital Memories
202-494-7855 |
I am a Celebrant and Interfaith Officiant. who works with you to create ceremonies that capture the spirit of your loved ones.
Lucy BaslerRev. Lucy Basler | Webster
Sacred Ceremonies Ltd.

715-866-7798 h, 715-566-2462 c |
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Sharon_StewartSharon Stewart | Brooklyn
608-574-2997 |
Sharon is a Death Midwife, a long-time Hospice volunteer, a trainer and certified volunteer for the NODA (No One Dies Alone) program, a Bereavement Volunteer, an End-of Life Educator, and a Green Burial educator.  Sharon teaches Death Midwife Classes and Family Directed Home Funeral classes at her home, Spirit Knoll, in Wisconsin.  It is her privilege to support and empower families to reclaim their legal rights to provide home based death care should they choose to do so.
Kathleen MillerKathleen Miller | Edmonton
Edmonton Home Funerals
780-695-8685 |
Kathleen Miller is a Licensed Inter-Faith Minister and Life Event Celebrant who listens deeply and honors all individual beliefs, preferences and needs.  She is compassionate and patient.  Kathleen creates and officiates personal and meaningful funeral, memorial and celebration of life services.  Her services also include graveside, urn placement, and ashes scattering ceremonies that can take place in unique and meaningful locations.
Sarah KerrSarah Kerr | Calgary
Soul Passages
403-289-2230 |
Sarah is an experienced public speaker and educator trained in home funeral guidance. She leads healing ceremonies, serves as a funeral celebrant, and brings a wide array of skills and expertise to her work in developing healthier and more natural ways of meeting illness, death, and the other inevitable endings of life. As a trained home funeral guide, certified Funeral Celebrant, and ceremonial healing facilitator, Sarah crafts presentations that meet the needs of a variety of groups, creating a safe and educational space in which to discuss these important issues.
photo of Jennifer LeeJennifer Lee | Comox
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
250-702-4040 |
Pashta_MaryMoonPashta MaryMoon | Victoria
Journeying Beyond

250-383-4065 |
Pashta began supporting people with AIDs through their last days and doing their funerals and memorials in the 1980s.  She does funeral and memorial ceremonies within her social and faith communities and in her roles as Death Midwife and pastoral/spiritual care in the health system.  She enjoys exploring with the family and friends to develop ceremonies that are combinations of ethnic/cultural and religious elements.  Pashta encourages ‘Celebrations of Life’ before death, at the graveside or in the cremation room.  She also supports spontaneous ceremonies during the death vigil (before or after death), later memorials; or for first anniversaries, spreading ashes, or periodic re-honouring ceremonies.
Photo of CherylPedleyCheryl Pedley | Nanaimo
A Westcoast Celebrant
250-591-3024 |
An easy to talk to , active listener. A woman who embraces the hero’s journey and values the whole of your loved ones life. I’d be happy to talk with you and see if we can find the most appropriate way to honour your loss.
photo of Elizabeth WigginsElizabeth Wiggins | Peterborough
Elizabeth Wiggins Celebrant
705-927-5688 |
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
Rochelle_MartinRochelle Martin, BScN, RN, MDiv, CPMHN(C) | Hamilton
Funeral Alternatives

905-746-3074 | |
photo of Julie KeonJulie Keon | Ottawa
Julie Keon
613-646-9912 |
Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
Barb PhillipsBarb Phillips | Roseneath
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.

705-924-3763 h, 905-376-3592 c |
Certified Life Cycle Celebrant
Linda_StuartLinda Stuart | Toronto
Linda Stuart
416-402-5278 |
Certified Life Cycle Celebrant
Cyndy_Neilly_SpenceCyndy Neilly-Spence | Toronto
Ceremony Matters
416-559-6230 |
Master Life-Cycle Celebrant™
A ceremony can be designed to specifically honour your loved one’s life.  I will work with you to create a personalized ceremony for your loved one that will reflect their individuality.  It will portray what was meaningful to them and what they meant to others. You will have complete control over the tone and content.
Laura_HigginsLaura Higgins | Newmarket
Portrait Ceremonies
905-717-0843 |
As a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Laura helps you to honour and celebrate the life of your loved one in ways that reflect their values and beliefs and express their unique personality through a personalized, custom-written ceremony.  One of Laura’s strengths as a writer and officiant is her ability to hold space for the happier memories, the love, and the beautiful living legacy of an individual alongside the heartache and the grief. She handles delicate situations with compassion and sensitivity. Ceremonies can be living tributes, memorials, home funerals, ash scatterings or other acts of remembrance and can take place in the location that is most meaningful to you.
roxanne_walshRoxanne Walsh | Halifax
Roxanne Walsh
902-293-2423 |
Certified as a Funeral Celebrant through InSight Institute, Roxanne creates memorable and authentic Life Tributes as an alternative to religious ceremonies. Dedicated to providing a safe space for families to heal from their loss, Roxanne takes great care to ensure the gifts, the struggles, and the companions during the life of the deceased are acknowledged and honoured as uniquely as the Life that was lived.
United Kingdom
Claire TurnhamClaire Turnham | Oxford, UK
Only With Love
telephone 01865 362984 /07881 641583 |
from US  0044 1865 362984/ 0044 7881 641583
Nixie_James-ScottNixie James-Scott | Torrington, North Devon, UK
telephone 01805 623233 / 07974 119428  |
from US 0044 1805 623233 / 0044 7974 19428
OneSpirit Minister, Funeral Celebrant, Home Funeral Guide, and Healer.  Friendly, approachable and experienced in working alongside the dying and their families and friends.
Sally Lever | Wells, Somerset, UK
Crossing the Threshold
0044 7702 391686 |
I am an independent funeral celebrant, trained by the award-winning funeral directors Greenfuse. I will meet with you, take the time to listen to you to gain a true sense of the person you have lost. I will work with you to devise and lead a beautiful, individual ceremony that will be both the celebration of a distinctive life and the tender mourning of a loss, whatever venue you choose, or in your own home.
Lynda Hannah | Motueka, Tasman
Living Legacies
telephone 3 528 5220 |
I’ve been a secular funeral celebrant since 2003, a civil union celebrant since 2005, and a marriage celebrant since 2010. I love to support families in creating meaningful, personalized ceremonies, and enjoy witnessing the healing that occurs when families come together to discuss the life, mourn the death, and arrange the funeral of someone they love.

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