I have experience in crafting and assisting with wedding and commitment ceremonies, child dedications, naming ceremonies, and memorial services. Alongside, I can also offer support in end of life care coordination, advance care planning, and grief counseling.
I believe that we strengthen ourselves and give meaning to our lives when we take the time to celebrate with joy our transitions and turning points. By doing so, even when our lives are filled with sorrow and pain, we will have these days to remember. This is why I became a Humanist Celebrant to mark this day with love and significance. ?I will be honored to be your guide and director of your days ceremony. ?Are you looking for a ceremony that will resonate with you over time? If yes, please review my website, and contact me to set up a complimentary introductory interview. I have been a Celebrant since 2014 and have considerable experience planning wedding ceremonies and celebrations of a lifetime.
Newly based in Denver, Colorado, I craft and officiate personalized secular marriage and commitment ceremonies. Whether you are looking for something short and sweet or a longer and more elaborate ceremony, we'll work together to write a ceremony that captures your views on love, marriage, friendship, and family. I proudly officiate weddings for couples of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and am most comfortable working with couples who view marriage as a partnership between equals.
I specialize in custom ceremonies. A custom Ceremony strives to reflect the two of you, the values you share and your hopes for the future. This includes incorporating inter-cultural traditions. I also do same-sex ceremonies. I am also on-call for planning help.
Tony has been performing weddings since 2003 and has done so over one hundred times. "I enjoy working with a couple in constructing a meaningful, dignified ceremony that conveys to their guests how they feel about each other and about marriage in general."
I believe in the amazing potential of human beings. I believe this world is all there is, and that all the wonders of this world are more than enough. I believe it is possible to invoke art, literature, music, good food and drink, and the human bonds we have forged with those we care for, to celebrate lifes milestones. All of this majesty, kinship and significance exist without the need for divisive and exclusionary rhetoric or inflexible dogma. Id like to help you plan a ceremony to remember . . .
Personalizing the meaningful moments of life. From weddings to memorials and anything in between including transition and coming out ceremonies. Also providing personal support and advocacy during difficult times in hospital, hospice, and prison settings.
Dr. Jason Wiles is a biology professor at Syracuse University and a Humanist Celebrant and Chaplain. He is available for speaking engagements relating to science education with specialities in evolution, climate change, and science & religion. He offers Humanist ceremonies with sensitivity across faith and non-faith traditions.
Through studying the Bible as a Church of Christ Preacher, I eventually became convinced that it was written by man, not a god. As a humanist, I pursued the AHA Celebrant endorsement as a means of aligning with and advocating humanist values.
I am available for life celebrations including weddings and funerals. I am on the board of the Humanist Society and I am President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. More information about speaking engagements available at my website above.
Serving Traditional and LGBTQ+ couples since 2009. From Processional to Recessional, Humanist Celebrant Frank Harlan will script, choreograph and direct your wedding ceremony so that you can manage your nerves and be the best you can be on one of the most significant days of your lives as a couple. Face Time, Skype and Email make it easy to plan your wedding in Washington or any state along the West coast of the good ole USA.
Your ceremony can, and should, truly reflect your personalities, beliefs and values. You deserve a beautiful and memorable wedding and I have the experience and professionalism to create that for you. Whether you are planning well in advance or want to get married quickly, I can provide just the right ceremony. I officiate ceremonies for all of life's milestones, here in the Poconos, as well as the Lehigh Valley (Allentown/Easton/Bethlehem) Scranton, Northern NJ, and of course my own beautiful Harmony Gardens wedding site.
I’ve been a Humanist Celebrant since 2015. It is not my primary job, yet I am honored to perform non-religious ceremonies whenever I am available. I have done weddings, funerals, vigils, and vow-renewals. These events are important to those involved and I like to work with the participants to develop a custom ceremony tailored to their needs.
I work as a counselor in the Sarasota area I primarily work with adults and young adults. I do a great deal of marriage counseling using the Gottman Method. I have a good deal of experience doing celebrations and weddings, as well. I am happy to help you through both good times and bad.
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.
I'm happy to work with you to create the humanist ceremony you want to celebrate any milestone moment in your life. Whether you are welcoming a child, celebrating a wedding, honoring a loved one with a memorial service or celebration of life, or recognizing another life passage, I will craft and offer a meaningful and memorable ceremony to mark the special moment. Please contact me to discuss your ceremony needs.
I can serve at a celebration of life service, funeral service, memorial service, beginning or conclusion of visitation, graveside service, anniversary tribute, tree planting, bench dedication or any other gathering designed to honor your loved one.
My name is Jeremy Smith and I run The Ties That Bind Us All. My mission as a celebrant is to provide beautiful, meaningful secular life celebrations including weddings, baby namings, rites of passages and funerals.
Kevin W. Jagoe is a Unitarian Universalist Minister and currently serves BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Warrington, PA as their settled minister. He is also an endorsed Humanist Celebrant with the Humanist Society and a member of the American Humanist Association. He is registered to perform weddings in Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and New York City.
I am concerns about the dignity and feelings of others. Availability of funeral officiating services for non-faith individuals and their loved ones is needed in our society. Chaplain work and invocations are also offered.
Jocelyn Williamson is a lifelong atheist and Humanist and she serves as the President of the Florida Humanist Association and co-founded the Central Florida Freethought Community (CFFC). The CFFC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of freethinkers, Humanists, atheists, and secularists working and playing together with reason and compassion as guiding principles. She serves as a Florida Representative for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, State Director for the American Atheists and serves on the Board for the BE Orlando Humanist Fellowship.
Tee would be honored to serve as the celebrant for your wedding, baby/adoption welcoming, transgender naming ceremony, and other milestones & memories. She is the founding director of BE. Orlando Humanist Fellowship, facilitates the Orlando chapter of Recovering from Religion, and serves as the Humanist Chaplain for the University of Central Florida and the greater Orlando community. You can learn more about Tee as a Celebrant by visiting JustGottaBE.org and selecting "Celebrant & Chaplain" in the main menu.
The ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for the couples to articulate their beliefs, values and aspirations, and to create a wedding that truly captures their character. The individual, personalized nature of secular/non religious weddings enables couples, along with their wedding celebrant, to create a ceremony that is uniquely tailored to their own personalities and beliefs. It also makes secular weddings ideal for families that may not fit the narrow traditions of many religions.
Wedding Your Way New York is a Manhattan-based New York City registered wedding officiant service operating in the five boroughs of New York City. We conduct traditional, contemporary, and multicultural ceremonies, and we work with you to design your wedding ceremony to be as individual and personal as you wish, with a focus on simplicity and meaning. Wedding Your Way New York is very LGBT-friendly and we proudly conduct same-sex wedding ceremonies. Please visit our website for full information.
The Officiant Office of New Orleans was created to help couples fashion a wonderful wedding ceremony that meets their needs - from simple to elaborate traditional to unusual. We have seen it all and we embrace it! Most importantly, we want the couple to be the stars of the show. Creating and writing wedding ceremonies is our specialty. Working with our couples, we help expresses the love and joy one of lifes most significant moments.
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.
Lovejoy Weddings provides warm, romantic ceremonies to ALL couples who wish to marry. My sister, Libby Lovejoy and I have officiated over 200 secular ceremonies, from intimate elopements to large destination weddings, and strive to make each one unforgettable.
Lovejoy Weddings provides warm, romantic ceremonies to ALL couples wishing to marry. Our services include a range of customized ceremonies from simple elopements to full wedding packages. We Love being with our couples on the most memorable day of their lives.
I am a former christian music minister with over a decade of experience in ministry. I left religion and began a journey towards scientific research and Humanism. I am happy to officiate weddings, funerals, name changes, divorces, transgender services, and more.
I am delighted to perform humanist services for significant life events, such as weddings, funerals, adoptions, divorce, partnerships, gender identity announcements, and other rituals, without the inclusion of any religious language or dogma.
I am a humanist celebrant, offering services to: • couples who want a non-religious officiant to help create a meaningful ceremony for their wedding, and • people at the end of their lives who wish to reveal and express their life, privately or in a public ceremony, and explore what a “good death” would be in practical, emotional and spiritual (humanist) dimensions. As a humanist, I am non-religious which allows the space for participants to find and express their own unique intention and meaning.
Enter your new or next phase of life with a unique ceremony or ritual. Drs. Susan Schaefer will guide and accompany you with grace, passion and compassion. Susan is an endorsed Humanist Celebrant & Chaplain, a certified coach and healthcare communications specialist, and a master storyteller. She crafts and performs all life cycle ceremonies from weddings and same sex unions, to memorial and commemorative services, serving individuals regardless of religious beliefs. Please contact her for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
My life's work as a nurse taught me much about our need to celebrate the events in our lives and the lives of those closest to us, to mark important events and turning points with rites shared with others. I find joy in working with people seeking a secular path to those celebrations and rites.
Luke is a recovering former fundamentalist who left Evangelical Christianity but kept his passion for community and reflection alive. Now, he serves as executive director of the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix. You'll often catch him reading or writing.
Hi! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and assisting in anyway I can. I’m an active member of the Central Florida Freethought Community, performing Invocations, Weddings and Memorials. With your input, I will develop a personalized wedding ceremony that is unique and meaningful... I truly have a heart for the elderly, and often visit the sick. I don’t like the idea of anyone being alone at the end of their life. I’m here if you need someone to hold your hand... I’m concerned with justice in our society and have been a longtime civil rights activist. As a professional actor (www.randablack.com), I’m accustomed to public speaking. Love is love. Let’s celebrate the milestones in our lives!
I have extensive experience with marriages--over 1500 counting civil ceremonies for L.A. County. I have done several LGBTQ and secular Jewish marriages, but am happy to work with anyone. Also available for baby namings, funerals and memorials, recommitments, etc. With enough advance notice and planning, I can travel.
I am a people person! In my day to day life, I enjoy bringing out the best in others through my work as a classroom teacher, coach and volunteer. In addition, I love working with people to create ceremonies that celebrate the milestones in their lives. I’ve been active with my local Unitarian Universalist congregation for the past 15 years and, while I identify as a secular humanist myself, I am respectful of others’ beliefs and traditions and enjoy incorporating elements of those into ceremonies when people wish.
I live in California and primarily work here but have traveled many times to perform weddings and funerals and am willing to do this provided the details work out. Please email me for more information.
Raul Martinez served as President of Humanists and Atheists of Las Vegas from 2014 to 2016 and as Member of the Board of the American Humanist Association from 2009 to 2013. In 2011, he became one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Nevada for the right of atheists to perform marriages in the state. The lawsuit prompted the Legislature to change the law and to grant a secular option.
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.
Abbie is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and they are pleased to offer secular celebrant services, consistent with Humanist values, to their LGBTQIA+ siblings as well as those outside of the community.
I create and officiate personalized Humanist wedding ceremonies full of warmth and emotion to those who are Humanist, atheist, agnostic, mixed belief, LGBTQ, or those who just want to have their ceremony center on their love for each other.
Offering Baby Naming, Coming of Age, Small Weddings, and Memorial Ceremonies. I keep the ceremonies casual, respectful and fun where appropriate. My fees are reasonable and travel is only charged if over 20 miles each way. If downtown - Chicago parking fees. I would love to help you celebrate your life occasion. Respectful divorce ceremonies considered. Im here to help you.
Laura loves writing custom ceremonies, and will work with you to design a ceremony that brings your audience along with you in telling the story of your time together and to come. She will also come along on your adventure elopement in the rocky mountains, if that's the way you prefer to go.
Currently serving overseas in Rwanda and Burundi, but often travel to the Pittsburgh area to see family and the St. Petersburg, Florida area where we own a home. Enjoy creating personalized services for all significant life events and rights of passage.
Every life is marked by transitions and special occasions births, new relationships, deaths, illnesses, We mark these in our own ways. But sometimes it can be hard to find the words we need. Let me help.
I am a chaplain and ex-minister who has experience performing marriages and funerals. I have familiarity with, and am also available to counsel those who are facing death, leaving religion, or struggling with addiction. I also love speaking about Religion, Philosophy, and Atheism and my path leaving the ministry.
Congratulations on your engagement! I would be happy to celebrate with you in a secular ceremony. I have been a Humanist my entire life, and I have been working as a Humanist Rabbi since 2001. Let's create something beautiful together!
I am a dedicated Humanist Celebrant Officiant who believes in treating everyone with kindness, compassion, dignity and respect. LGBTQ ally. Please see my website for services provided and contact information. I look forward to speaking with you about how I can be of service on your special day.
I am a university professor and humanist living in the Richmond, Virginia area. I am passionate about working with individuals from all walks of life, regardless of race, sexual orientation or gender identity. As a Toastmaster since 2010, I have worked diligently to hone my public speaking skills. In addition to receiving awards for communication and leadership, I give presentations on public speaking and coach other aspiring speakers. I have also led discussions for my local secular group, the Richmond Reason and Naturalism Association (RRNA). These experiences have given me the knowledge and enthusiasm to help meet your needs. I look forward to partnering with you to create secular ceremonies for each of lifes important milestones. Please reach out for assistance with funerals, baby naming/renaming ceremonies and more.
I will gladly officiate at your Jewish, interfaith or non-traditional wedding ceremony, no ifs, buts or maybes! I will happily co-officiate with non-Jewish clergy, officiate on Friday night or on Saturday, and I will leave child rearing decisions to you. I have officiated over 400 weddings, since 2008. Located in Dallas, Texas, I will travel anywhere you need me to go (in the U.S. or abroad) to officiate at your interfaith wedding, and help make your special day truly wonderful.
To help individuals commemorate special landmark occasions in their life, I create and officiate a custom ceremony by applying your story, your celebration, your way. I provide services for weddings, baby naming dedications, memorial or funeral services, and wise woman recognition events. I am also available to present secular invocations at civic meetings.
Andrew J. Vaughn was endorsed by The Humanist Society as a Humanist Celebrant in 2015. His goal is to celebrate the human experience in his work as a celebrant. He provides services primarily in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area, but is willing to travel throughout Iowa and beyond.
My services include planning for and officiating at wedding or commitment ceremonies, memorial services, child naming events, coming of age celebrations, wedding anniversaries--or any life transition you want to recognize. I also work with clients who want to pre-plan for their own memorial, burial or cremation rites.
Custom weddings are my primary focus, but I'll happily work with you to script any type of ceremony. I'm in east Tennessee and also open to working in north Georgia or western NC, when my schedule permits.
Founder, Sunday Assembly Los Angeles. Former board member, American Humanist Association. Second generation humanist. I officiate weddings (including non-traditional relationship structures), end of life ceremonies, conscious uncouplings and other other kinds of life's mile markers, often on partnership with my wife, also a humanist celebrant.
I was was graduated from The Humanist Institute in NewYork City with class ten in 2002. Rabbi Sherwin Wine ( now-deceased) and The Rev. Suzanne Paul in Michigan were mentors. I have officiated in 20 weddings and three memorial
Zachary is currently a hospice chaplain. He has worked in multiple healthcare networks and the military. Zachary's education began in theology and church leadership. Through studies and experiences, his beliefs started to change and emerge. After years of transformation, Zachary returned his ordination and found Humanism, which continues to resonate with his values and practice. He would be happy to join you in celebrating your important occasion or event. Inclusive, authentic, adaptable.
I can accommodate requests to perform secular weddings, funerals/memorials and Celebrations of Life, naming and coming of age ceremonies and invocations, as well as combined belief services (work with other clergy). Help with finding urns, remembrances, memorial jewelry. Help with writing eulogies, vows, finding readings, music, activities, and honors, and organizing your thoughts. Incorporate tradition, new ideas, culture, personality, symbols, pastimes and more into ceremonies. Specializing in Humanist and secular services, ceremonies and memorials.
One reason I became a humanist chaplain is because I love helping people make the most of life’s biggest moments. I’m a warm, friendly leader with loads of experience both on-stage and behind the scenes, so working with couples to pull off wonderful weddings is a joyful privilege for me. If you want a better sense of my personality, check out an episode of my podcast, Humanize Me.
Hi! I am an ethical humanist celebrant in the Chicago area but have traveled to other states performing weddings. My eclectic background as faculty and staff in higher education inspires opportunities to help create unique, personalized memorials or wedding celebrations, including surprises if desired. Let's chat.
I am thrilled to be the Humanist Officiant for the offbeat people; you know who you are! Weddings, funerals and memorials, trans-naming and baby naming ceremonies are all milestones that are integral to our existence and I am honored to hold your hand and stand with you. I have recently moved from Wake Forest, NC to Charlotte, NC and will travel to meet you where you are. Be well and take care.
Custom ceremonies full of personality and depth for the free-spirited, open-minded, atheist, and unchurched. Weddings, funerals, baby welcomings, and other extra-ordinary events. In addition to my endorsement by The Humanist Society, Im also a graduate of the Celebrant Institute. Inclusive and equality minded, I serve all of New England and am available for some travel.
Positive Psychology practitioner, resident therapist of the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy Hub, and Celebrant for individuals and couples from all backgrounds, spiritual affiliations, and sexual orientations.
Ceremonies can have varied purposes, yet at their core they connect us to each other and to life. Together we fashion a program that conveys what is important to you in ways that engage those present. I look forward to talking to you to see how I can help you create a memorable and meaningful ceremony.
Hi. My name is Max and I became a Humanist celebrant in 2018. I am an attorney and live in Brooklyn. I'm a dog person, blue belt in Brazilian jujitsu and do the Polar Bear plunge in the icy waters of Coney Island every January 1.
I offer humanist contemplative exploration and dialogical companionship (often called spiritual direction) mainly serving in my Chaplain function My emphasis is the co-created 'between'. I look forward to sharing my cis-cendental passion for grounding and nourishing fellow humans.
Congratulations! Your wedding day is a celebration of your unique relationship and your decision to make a lasting commitment. If you are looking to create a wedding ceremony that is personal, memorable, and focuses on you, I may be the perfect choice to officiate your wedding. Contact me and arrange for a casual visit to learn more about my services and to see if you would like me to represent you on this most special day.
As a professional marketing communicator and writer, I have a penchant for listening to what people say and translating it into exactly the message they want to express. I am an experienced presenter, a detail-oriented event leader, and a romantic at heart. I believe that weddings and other life celebrations should be meaningful, memorable, and reflect the individuals’ distinctive personalities and relationships. I enjoy learning about my clients’ stories and working with them to customize a ceremony that is truly theirs. My optimistic, accepting, and confident demeanor allows clients to relax, enjoy, and remember this significant event in their lives.
Congratulations on your engagement! The wedding is coming up soon, and I bet you’re very excited and eager to celebrate the big day. This is a time of high excitement and high stress. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Premarital Counselor, you are in good hands! I can't wait to be a part of this meaningful day with you and your families.
Hello Friend! I recently retired after more than 31 years in the Army, and initially received my celebrant endorsement in order to perform the wedding ceremony for one of my children. I quickly realized that there is a need within the community, so I will continue to make myself available for others who are in need of a non-theistic ceremony. I may be new to being a celebrant (June 2019), but I am not new to public speaking or leading ceremonies.
Holding a Diploma in Secular Ceremonies, and a former Board member of the Humanist Society, I offer custom services for all life-cycle events from baby-naming ceremonies to memorial services, with service lengths from just a few minutes or longer. It's your and your family's day and event - make sure the ceremony you need is written with your requirements in mind!
I have been performing secular ceremonies since 2006. I have also performed invocations for the San Diego City Council. For years I was in California and I am now in central Texas (Austin). As an experienced celebrant, I am here to help.
I was a minister and interfaith chaplain for many years before becoming a celebrant, so I have led a variety of ceremonies shaped for specific people and occasions. I am a freethinker who is not anti-faith, so I am comfortable bringing together people across a spectrum of beliefs.
Jackie loves working with the couple to create a wedding ceremony specially suited to them, that is uniquely their own and reflects their relationship. She volunteers her time; the honorarium is a contribution to the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville and may be tax deductible.
I offer highly personalized and secular ceremonies for weddings, vow renewals, end of life memorials, baby welcomings and transgender naming celebrations. It is my honor to work with you to create a meaningful and memorable ceremony that reflects your love.