beginnings and endings

Life Events Ministry

Celebrating Milestones, Honoring Passages

beginnings and endings

life unfolding

Whether life is unfolding or has come to an end, I believe that life itself is a gift to be celebrated with love and gratitude. Ceremonies that acknowledge life’s unfolding—or its ending—can take place in a church or in any place of your choosing.

If you are:

welcoming a child through birth or adoption,

fostering a child, or

blending your families,

I help you create and facilitate a baptism or other ceremony that welcomes and blesses your child/children—and honors your wishes, beliefs, needs, and circumstances.

life ending

If you and your family have experienced a death, I will help you plan and facilitate a funeral or memorial service that helps you find comfort in what has happened—and gives you strength for the days to follow. The services I create celebrate the blessing of the individual who has died, provide an opportunity for feelings to be expressed, acknowledge the changes in physical relationships, and honor the circle of life.


"The service was everything I hoped for and you were instrumental in its success. What I wanted was for Peter to feel our love for him and know that his life mattered to us. Many of my friends commented on how touched they were and I could see it on their faces. They're reactions touched me!! I'll always remember this day."

Paulette Arnold

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All contact information will be treated privately. We will never sell or give away your e-mail address or other contact information.