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
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.
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.
Rev. Nancy McAlley
River of Life Ceremonies
Life Cycle Celebrant
Ordained Interfaith Minister
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.
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.
Rev. Kim Farmer, CNCM and Rev. Kenneth Farmer, CNCM
The Emerge Foundation
Kateyanne had her babies in her bedroom surrounded by family and friends, and hopes to be tended in her own bed herself, after she dies, by family and friends. And she wants that for others. She is especially passionate about helping families of terminal children plan home funerals so that they can complete the journey without releasing their child to a funeral home.
Rev. Lucy Basler
Rochelle Martin, BScN, RN, MDiv, CPMHN(C)
Phillips Lifestyle Management Inc.
705-924-3763 h 905-396-3592 c
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