Article: When God Is Not Invited to the Funeral

By Kevyn Burger, August 23, 2017


“A growing percentage are very clear that they don’t want religious content. Instead, they want a unique ceremony that is reflective of the life that person led,” Horan says.

Horan and his associates offer those families a funeral celebrant — a trained secular professional who can organize a service and prepare a personalized eulogy.

“We’ve embraced celebrants because the public we’re serving has changed. We’re in the business of helping people cope with some of the most difficult times of their lives. We have to adapt to be relevant,” Horan adds.

Sections of interest in the article:

  • A Celebrant to Serve the Un-Churched
  • Personalized Event for Loved Ones
  • The Importance of Rituals
  • A ‘Fan Appreciation’
  • One Thing in Common

When God Is Not Invited to the Funeral