I believe that each person is a spark of God or Universal Energy. I believe there are many avenues to that source and there is not one “right” way. Each of us is on his or her journey and all journeys are honorable.
I have an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and am a Master Life-Cycle Celebrant. I am very interested in the ceremonies of all cultures and believe it is very important to celebrate the passages in life with family and friends because it connects and validates us as loving, spiritual beings.
I am a graduate and faculty member of Celebrant Foundation and Institute. I am an ordained Universal Brotherhood minister. I have had the privilege of uniting couples for twelve years!
I am open and affirming, and I appreciate the need to come together to celebrate, mourn, comfort and support each other. It will be a great privilege to craft a ceremony for you that is as unique as you are. Your special day will reflect YOU!
I am available for ceremonies in the St. Louis, Missouri area. I look forward to hearing from YOU!
Life Cycle Celebrants are people in your community who are professionally trained and legally authorized to perform a variety of ceremonies to mark milestones in your life, including: weddings, renewal of vows, commitments, baby welcomings and adoptions, survivor tributes, coming of age, wise woman, divorce, retirements, graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, end of life celebrations, civic and corporate ceremonies.
The Celebrant's mission is to create a ceremony that reflects YOUR needs, beliefs, cultural background, values and tastes.
How do Life Cycle Celebrants®, differ from other officiants, such as celebrants, clergy or judges or registrars?
In a Life Cycle Celebrant®, Ceremony, YOU are empowered. Nothing is imposed on you. Instead, in a collaborative process, the Celebrant will guide you in choosing rituals, readings, symbols and music to fulfill YOUR ideals. Your Celebrant will:
- Meet with you at a relaxing interview to discuss your vision of the ceremony.
- Consult with you by phone and email until the ceremony is just right.
- Interview family and friends, with your permission, and include their words and participation in the ceremony.
- Rehearse the ceremony with you and your party.
- Present the honoree with a beautiful keepsake copy of the ceremony if you choose.
What do Life Cycle Celebrants®believe?
Celebrants believe that appropriate ceremonies are an important way of bringing happiness and mental balance to individuals, and connection and beauty within society. They believe in people. They believe in adding to the sum total of human happiness wherever they can assist in doing so. Celebrants are trained to focus on YOUR values and priorities. YOUR ceremony is a total reflection and an extension of YOU.
Who would use the services of a Life Cycle Celebrant®?
The answer is ANYONE and EVERYONE! Whether you are secular, religious, spiritual, non-denominational, part of an interfaith or multicultural family, or if you simply wish to express yourself in a manner of YOUR own choosing, a Celebrant can help you create a ceremony that respects all that is meaningful to YOU.
"Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted...you guidance was so helpful. We received so many comments on what a unique, beautiful ceremony it was. Thank you for making it happen!"
- Sherita and Allan