FIND A CELEBRANT, CHAPLAIN, CLERGY


A funeral celebrant works closely with family and friends of the deceased (and sometime someone who is dying) to create and deliver highly personalized and unique funerals, memorials, and celebrations of life.



UNITED STATES | CANADA


ARIZONA

Susun Cooper | Phoenix
Life-Cycle Celebrant
602-971-0245
susuncooper@yahoo.com


Rev. Karen Kennedy | Tucson
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Graceful Goodbyes
520-777-5999

revkennedy@cox.net
Rev. Karen Kennedy 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.



CALIFORNIA

Rev. Olivia Rose Bareham | Los Angeles
Sacred Crossings
The Institute for Conscious Dying and Family-directed Funerals
310-968-2763
Olivia@sacredcrossings.com
www.sacredcrossings.com
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)
www.Sacred-Waters.com
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" (now available on Amazon), and speaks widely on Jewish death ritual and culture.


Ann-Ellice Parker | Oakland
Seasons of Change Training and Consulting
510-301-0258
seasons.parker@gmail.com
www.caringseasons.com




COLORADO


Patricia Eagle | Alamosa
Life-Cycle Celebrant®
Horizons Ceremonies
303-946-5465
horizonsceremonies@gmail.com
www.horizonceremonies.com
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.



FLORIDA


Adriana Corral | Miami
305-992-2807
funeraltributecelebrant@gmail.com
www.funeraltributecelebrant.com



HAWAII


Bodhi Be | Maui
Doorway Into Light
808-573-8334
bodhi@doorwayintolight.org
www.doorwayintolight.org


ILLINOIS


Angie Buchanan | Deerfield
Earth Traditions
847-456-4833
angie@earthtraditions.org
www.earthtraditions.org
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.


INDIANA


Montana Autumn Spenser | Indianapolis
cavrbab@earthlink.net
www.spellboundceremonies.com
Montana is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, and Certified Death Midwife practicing in the Indianapolis, IN area. However, she is willing to travel if requested.


MAINE


Rev. Nancy McAlley | Brooks
River of Life Ceremonies
Life Cycle Celebrant
Ordained Interfaith Minister
207-722 9995

nansea6940@aol.com
www.riveroflifeceremonies.com
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.



MASSACHUSETTS


Megan Barber | Holyoke
Life-Cycle Celebrant

413-320-2975

meganbarber@gmail.com
www.meganbarberceremonies.com



MICHIGAN


Michael Brooks | Ypsilanti
Phoenix Metro Community Church
734-635-4591
bluehouse313@hotmail.com
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.



MINNESOTA


Anne Murphy | Minneapolis/St. Paul
A Thousand Hands
651-964-9128
annievmurph@gmail.com
www.athousandhands.com/



MISSOURI


Rev. Kim Farmer, CNCM and Rev. Kenneth Farmer, CNCM | Squires
Neshamah
417-683-1700
kim@neshamahnetwork.org
www.sacredcrossing.org



OREGON


Elisabeth Freise-Mick | Newberg
Ordained Minister
Sacred Celebrations
503-554-6815
info@sacred-celebrations.org
www.sacred-celebrations.org


Manena Seamons | Wilsonville
Heart Centered Memorials
503-750-5179
heartmemorials@gmail.com




TENNESSEE

John Christian Phifer | Nashville
Life By Life - Sustainable Funeral Care
615-504-6371
jc@lifebylife.com
www.lifebylife.com
www.larkspurconservation.org
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.



WASHINGTON


Arissa Rench | Seattle & Puget Sound
Certified Celebrant
A Ceremony With Heart
206-384-9843
arissa@aceremonywithheart.com
http://www.aweddingwithheart.com
http://www.aceremonywithheart.com


Kateyanne Unullisi | Puget Sound

Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant
The Emerge Foundation
425-753-5016
Kateyanne@TheEmergeFoundation.com
www.theemergefoundation.com



WISCONSIN


Rev. Lucy Basler | Webster
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Sacred Ceremonies Ltd.
715-866-7798 h, 715-566-2462 c
sacredceremoniesltd@gmail.com
www.sacredceremoniesltd.org




CANADA


BRITISH COLUMBIA


Pashta MaryMoon | Victoria
Journeying Beyond
250-383-4065
contact@beyonds.ca
www.beyonds.ca/Journeying/home.html




ONTARIO


Rochelle Martin, BScN, RN, MDiv, CPMHN(C) | Hamilton
Funeral Alternatives
905-746-3074
funeralalternatives@gmail.com
funeralalternatives.wordpress.com/
www.facebook.com/funeralalternatives.ca
www.linkedin.com/pub/rochelle-martin/38/393/68


Barb Phillips | Roseneath

Certified Life Cycle Celebrant
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
705-924-3763 h, 905-376-3592 c
whisperingpinesstudios@gmail.com
www.barbphillips.ca 

www.facebook.com/Thanadoula




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