The Humanist Society and AHA Center for Education are excited to announce our upcoming on-site training for humanist celebrants in San Antonio on October 12th! New, experienced, and prospective humanist celebrants are invited to hone your skills, learn best practices for planning and executing humanist ceremonies, and network with other celebrants in your area! You’ll leave our training with all the knowledge, confidence, and creative ideas you need to preside over all sorts of humanist ceremonies and ensure success in all of your celebrant work.  



Saturday, October 12, 2019 


Maverick Library Conference Room
8700 Mystic Park, San Antonio, TX 78254


10:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided) 


$85 per person 

Training Topics:

  • Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist ceremonies
  • Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life & support their families during this time
  • Discover what makes a humanist memorial service so different
  • Gain understanding of how humanists celebrate life events & milestones
  • Learn best-practices for working with clients to build ceremonies they will cherish

*Participants will receive supporting materials to begin (or add to) their personal library of resources i.e. sample ceremonies, suggested readings, creative ideas. Endorsed celebrants will be added to a local database

Kathy Diedrich holds credentials as a Humanist Celebrant and a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She earned certificates from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in Foundations of Celebrancy, Weddings, Funerals, and Ceremonies for Children and Families. Since 2010, she has performed over 250 ceremonies, writing each one to meet the needs and wishes of her clients. Kathy has offered weddings, memorials, naming ceremonies, and coming of age ceremonies. While the demand for secular services came as somewhat of a surprise, Kathy is happy to provide custom, meaningful ceremonies throughout southeastern Minnesota, and to often be the first face of Humanism for her clients. Before becoming a full-time celebrant, Kathy was a programmer and project manager at IBM for 28 years.