What is a celebrant?
*A Celebrant is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased.
What Does a Celebrant Offer?
*The Celebrant offers an alternative to a service provided by a clergy person for those families who are not affiliated with a church or who do not wish to have a traditional religious funeral service.
*The Celebrant has been specifically trained to design a service that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs, and experiences that defined the loved one.
*The Celebrant will schedule a special “Family Time” meeting when the family can share memories, anecdotes and defining moments in the loved one’s life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family, and family and friends will be encouraged to participate.
*The Celebrant has developed a library of resources available for readings, music, ceremonies, and personal touches. He/
She will consult with the family to help them choose the different parts of the service that reflect their loved one.
*The Celebrant is bound by a Code of Ethics for complete confidentiality in all dealings with the family.
With uniquely creative abilities including: creative writing, artistic design, celebration planning and music knowledge, combined with his extensive knowledge of death and grief processes, John Christian is capable of producing commemorative events like no other. “No two people are alike and no two funerals should be the same”. “It is my hope to create an experience that will allow a family to remember their loved one while offering a safe place that will encourage emotional expression and proper healing.”*In-Sight Institute