Over 4100 individuals from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Trinidad, Guatemala & the Philippines have been trained to provide unique, individualized services.
InSight Institute Certified Celebrants meet with the family to gather the stories and listen to the memories. The funeral experience is built around these stories.
InSight Institute Certified Celebrants spend 8 to 10 hours preparing a Celebrant funeral experience and act as a partner with the funeral director to create a funeral or memorial service that fits the family and encourages healthy grieving.
InSight Institute Certified Celebrants are prepared to create a Life Tribute that fits the person who died and his/her family. These services are not only personalized but also individualized.
InSight Institute Certified Celebrants present funerals in parks, gardens, beaches, mountains, boats, homes, funeral home chapels... whatever best meets the needs of the family.
Who Needs a Celebrant?
Families who identify themselves as “Spiritual But Not Religious”
Families who do not have a minister or church affiliation
Families who want a unique, personalized service
Families who want a Life Tribute experience the evening before a liturgical service
According to the 2015 American Religious Identification Survey, one in five Americans (22%) claim no religious identity, up from 16% in 2007. (Pew Research Center)
This group, called “nones,” is now the second largest category after Evangelical Protestants, and outnumbers Catholics. (2015 American Religious Identification Survey, Pew Research Center)
One in three (35%) of millennials are unaffiliated and unlikely to age into claiming a religion (2014 Religious Landscape Study, Pew Research Center).
There are more people over the age of 65 in our population than teenagers. The number of Americans over 65 is expected to grow by 2030 to 65 million; nine million will be over 85, compared with four million today.
Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services | 1014 E State Street P.O. Box 748 | Salem,
OH44460 | Tel: 1-330-332-5139 | Fax: |