As a Humanist Celebrant, I provide thoughtful, personalized officiant services to those who want a ceremony marking life events, tailored to reflect them. I happily officiate weddings for LGBTQ couples. I also serve those of all, or no religious traditions by offering secular ceremonies focused on those involved. My vision of the future is one in which we live out the ideal of being good, for the betterment of our local communities and beyond.
Jared Anderson specializes in personalized ritual informed by study of culture and Social Science. He is happy to perform weddings, funerals, and other rites of passage, as well as speaking and community organization. He works full-time as a Humanist chaplain in university, hospice, and prison environments.
We guide couples through the process of creating a wedding ceremony that is right for them one that they will always remember, reflecting this very special step into their life-long commitment. We also offer memorial services, milestone birthday ceremonies, along with ceremonies to mark any milestone-of-passage in your life.
From simple marriage ceremonies at my office in downtown Las Cruces, to fully personalized weddings at your location, I’m here for your big day! Celebration of Life services and ceremonies to mark the important milestones of life are also available.
After serving as a Christian pastor for 20 years, a series of events, failure, self-reflection and study moved me beyond belief in any supernatural deity. I feel more authentic and alive than ever with a passion to help other humanists, atheists, naturalists, agnostics and non-religious experience beautiful and meaningful life-moment celebrations! I draw on two decades of performing weddings, officiating memorials and emceeing ceremonies along with a hopeful naturalist philosophy of life to provide quality, personal, and meaningful alternatives to religious ceremonies.