Every life provides occasion for ceremony. Life cycle observances of marriage, naming, celebrating, parting and death are some milestones along the way where an officiant provides meaningful service. After talking with you about your history and hopes for your ceremony, a personalized event will be designed with you in mind, reflective of your vision for the occasion.
With over a decade of experience, I have officiated hundreds of ceremonies. I look forward to bringing this wealth of experience into the creation of your individualized ceremony. I have a collaborative approach, with a listening ear to get a sense of your hopes and desires for your ceremony. You will be involved every step of the way, with an opportunity for input and review.
Thank you, thank you, thank you—for making our special day that much more special!
We cannot think of a better way to celebrate our marriage. You were wonderful,
and what you are doing is so wonderful for all the couples you are helping to unite!
I provide ceremonies free of theism and dogma, in order to serve our increasingly secular society, and to place the focus rightly on the individuals involved. A secular ceremony is uniquely able to honor all who gather with you to mark the moment, including those of differing cultures, traditional heritage or belief systems.
A Humanist Celebrant serves as a community leader and ceremony officiant. Endorsement as a Humanist Celebrant confers equivalency to ordained clergy, and privileges including solemnization of weddings. A celebrant can also be a resource when crises or needs arise in the community.
Humanism is a rational philosophy that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. It is informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.
With this conceptual framework in mind, I offer my services to those in search of a ceremonial officiant for memorial services, celebrations of life, weddings, and life cycle milestones. Please feel free to contact me about how I might create meaningful ceremonies with you, and serve as your officiant.