Honouring life’s meaningful moments, together.
At a time when many people are no longer affiliated with religious institutions, people are often at a loss when it comes to marking life’s significant transitions – birth, marriage, and death. Not knowing where else to turn, people sometimes reach out to religious leaders to officiate a wedding ceremony or funeral. Sadly, many are turned away due to differences in belief, or they receive support that feels impersonal, agenda-driven, and out-of-touch.
I utilize a person-centred approach that allows people’s unique beliefs, desires, and stories to guide the creation of meaningful events…
In my work as a celebrant – someone skilled in the art of ritual and ceremony – I utilize a person-centred approach that allows people’s unique beliefs, desires, and stories to guide the creation of meaningful events that are uniquely tailored to each occasion. Although I also work as a pastor rooted in the Christian tradition, in my work as a celebrant I serve people of different faith backgrounds and those who do not align with any religious tradition, in a way that honours the specific people involved in the event at hand.
During my career, I have designed and officiated hundreds of ceremonies. Whether leading a formal memorial service in a church with hundreds in attendance, officiating a causal wedding in a private backyard garden, or facilitating an intimate adoption ceremony in a public park involving a handful of family and friends, I consider it a privilege to come alongside people to create meaningful rituals, celebrations, and ceremonies.
Whether you know exactly what you want your event to look, sound, and feel like, or if you don’t know where to begin, I would be honoured to help design and lead a memorable ceremony that expresses your values, tells your or your loved one’s story, and captures the meaning of the occasion.
Life is full of transitions, both celebratory and sorrowful, and is filled with events that are worth honouring with others. Rituals and ceremonies can be created for many occasions including, but not limited to, the following: