Are you looking to have a personalized wedding, vow renewal, or baby-naming/welcoming ceremony done from a Humanist perspective? Do you want to organize an inclusive memorial service from a Humanist perspective? Are you looking to include a Humanist perspective at an interfaith event or for an invocation?
Recognizing the importance of significant life occasions, Yale Humanist Community is pleased to offer our services for ceremonial observances. Our Executive Director Kathleen Green is a certified Humanist celebrant who has officiated many life cycle events and offered numerous invocations. We are also happy to refer to our network of local celebrants—please see below for more information about other celebrants we work with.
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“Kathleen did such an amazing job with our wedding ceremony – many of our guests told us afterwards it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to in their entire lives! She works with you to craft the ceremony that perfectly captures your relationship and your values. She is an amazing public speaker and presenter who commands the audience but keeps the attention focused on you. We could not have been happier with anyone else. —Dennis and Lori G.
“Kathleen was our wedding officiant and we can’t begin to tell you how special she made our day. From the very first time we spoke we were at ease, knowing we not only had someone who was kind, and easy going, but someone who would help guide us through the whole process and make sure it was exactly what we were wanted it to be. Everything was beautiful!”
—Megan & Evelyn
“It’s difficult to express just how amazing our experience was with Kathleen. She took the time to really get to know us, and she made our wedding so incredibly special. Our ceremony was tailored to fit our personalities, our beliefs, and our values, and we could not be happier. She worked with us every step of the way to make sure everything turned out the way we envisioned it – including the aspects that were more on the nontraditional side of things. Our guests were equally impressed with her and the ceremony; months later, we’re still receiving compliments! On top of being flexible and easy to work with, Kathleen is such a compassionate and caring person, and we are grateful that we have gotten to know her. ” — Doreen & Ramsey J.
Other local celebrants we work with
Anita Peters creates meaningful personalized secular ceremonies to commemorate life’s milestones – marriage, birth, memorials and special occasions. She will mark this day with love, adding significance to lasting memories by honoring cultural traditions and Humanist values. Humanism is a joyous progressive philosophy of life without supernaturalism, based on a respect for human rights, empathy, compassion, the golden rule. Humanists are guided by a belief in their responsibility and ability to apply scientific knowledge and mindfulness to create an intentional ethical life and contribute to a better future for humanity. Anita is accredited as a Humanist Celebrant by the American Humanist Association and a Connecticut Justice of the Peace.
Anita is on the Steering Committee of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County, Co-Chair of its monthly non-fiction book group and a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Secular Reason. She is a high school teacher of History, Civics, Cultural Geography and a tutor of homebound high school students for five school districts in Fairfield County.
Although Dan Blinn realized early in life that he was an atheist, he still felt a strong desire to a spiritual level to something greater than myself. Dan found that connection in Humanism, a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism or any belief in God, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Dan has been an active participant and leader in Connecticut’s Humanist and Secular Communities for many years. He is the founding President and current Program Chair of Hartford Area Humanists and one of the original co-chairs of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason. He is a graduate of the Humanist Institute, a graduate-level program that trains leaders in the Humanist movement. Dan frequently speaks to groups regarding Humanism and the Secular Movement. He regularly blogs about Humanism and related issues on his own blog, Ethikoros.
Dan is accredited as a Humanist Celebrant by the Humanist Society. This accreditation permits him to serve as a Wedding Officiant in the same legal capacity as any clergyperson.