Susun Cooper | Phoenix
Life-Cycle Celebrant


Rev. Olivia Rose Bareham | Los Angeles
Sacred Crossings
The Institute for Conscious Dying and Family-directed Funerals
(310) 968-2763
Rev. Olivia Rose Bareham, founder of Sacred Crossings is a certified 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.

Rabbi Avivah W. Erlick, BCC | Los Angeles
(424) 88-VISIT (424) 888-4748
Rabbi Avivah Erlick is making the long-hidden Jewish ritual of tahara, the ceremonial washing, anointing and dressing of a loved one in preparation for burial, available to Jewish families in the privacy of any residence. Rabbi Avivah is an officer with the Jewish Burial Society of Southern California, which provides tahara at Jewish mortuaries, and she is both an ordained rabbi and a board certified healthcare and hospice chaplain.

Ann-Ellice Parker | Oakland
Seasons of Change Training and Consulting
(510) 301.0258


Patricia Eagle | Alamosa
Life-Cycle Celebrant®
Horizons Ceremonies
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 in Sebastopol, CA, 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.


Adriana Corral | Miami

Rev. Nancy McAlley | Brooks
River of Life Ceremonies
Life Cycle Celebrant
Ordained Interfaith Minister
(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 Barber | Holyoke
(413) 320-2975
Life-Cycle Celebrant


Michael Brooks | Ypsilanti
Phoenix Metro Community Church
(734) 635-4591
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 Murphy | Minneapolis/St. Paul
A Thousand Hands
(651) 964-9128


Rev. Kim Farmer, CNCM and Rev. Kenneth Farmer, CNCM | Squires
(417) 683-1700


Elisabeth Freise-Mick | Newberg
Ordained Minister
Sacred Celebrations
(503) 554-6815

Manena Seamons | Wilsonville
Heart Centered Memorials
(503) 750-5179


Arissa Rench | Seattle & Puget Sound
Certified Celebrant
A Ceremony With Heart
(206) 384-9843

Kateyanne Unullisi | Puget Sound

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
The Emerge Foundation
(425) 753-5016


Rev. Lucy Basler | Webster
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Sacred Ceremonies Ltd.
(715) 866-7798 h, (715) 566-2462 c




Pashta MaryMoon | Victoria
Journeying Beyond
(250) 383-4065


Rochelle Martin, BScN, RN, MDiv, CPMHN(C) | Hamilton
Funeral Alternatives
(905) 746-3074

Barb Phillips | Roseneath
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
(705) 924-3763 h, (905) 396-3592 c

Disclaimer: Please note that the list of celebrants and clergy above is provided as a public service and that inclusion on the list does not constitute endorsement by the NHFA, nor is the NHFA party to any agreements between celebrants or clergy and individuals or organizations. To be included on this list, please contact

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