Funeral service is changing to meet the needs of every family to remember a life in a meaningful, personal way.
With millions of Baby Boomers describing themselves as "spiritual" but not religious, more
families are asking for Celebrants to conduct funeral, memorial and graveside services .
What happens when someone doesn't belong to a church, suffers a loss, and goes to a funeral home to plan a service
for a loved one? Often, they are offered an officiant who only inserts the name of the deceased into a cookie-cutter,
generic service. Imagine enduring the same service that was used for dozens of other funerals.
Now, there are alternatives to truly celebrate the life someone lived.
Spiritual and non-religious families are being offered Celebrants to research a life story,
create a tribute, and conduct an original service that lifts up a life. There are more than
1,200 Celebrants in the United States and Canada helping families plan personal, uplifting funeral services.
Celebrant Pam Meily Vetter conducts funeral, memorial and graveside services
in Los Angeles and Orange counties in California. She is also
available for consulting by phone or writing services for long-distance farewells.
What is a Celebrant and how does the process differ from clergy?
Who does a Celebrant serve?
Why are baby boomers leading this growing trend of personal funeral
What is the importance of families getting involved in the process of
What do families need to know about consumer rights and funeral
Why is it important to stick to a budget when grieving?
What kind of interesting services have you conducted?
Why is it important for families to talk about death before someone is
How do you plan a funeral when the family is divided or estranged?
What kind of elements come into play for a meaningful funeral service?
When dealing with a gay or controversial life - is the planning
Is the job of funeral celebrant a growing profession?
Who offers training for Celebrants and who is taking the course?
With more elderly deaths in winter, should families pre-plan services?
If someone was difficult in life, how do you remember them in death?
Share some examples of the most meaningful services you've conducted.
For more information contact Celebrant Pam Meily Vetter (818) 313-9009 or