About Sharon Smalley-Smith

Why Have Celebrants?

What Does a Certified Celebrant Offer to the Family?

What Will a Celebrant offer for my Firm?

How to contact a Celebrant in your Community?

What Does a Celebrant Cost?



Why Should We Use Celebrants?



  • The funeral is a valuable source for healing in the lives of a grieving family.
  • This source needs to be available to both the religious and non-religious people the funeral home serves.
  • An increasing number of families are not active in a church. When they need a funeral it is sometimes a difficult - - even an embarrassing problem for them to find a clergy person.
  • It is often hard for funeral directors to find clergy who are willing or comfortable conducting funerals for non-church members.
  • As we begin to serve the next generation, this problem will increase dramatically.
  • There is a definite connection between church participation and immediate dispositions. The future will depend upon becoming equipped to serve all of our families with funerals that are personalized to their lives and life-styles.