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Careers in Death Care: A Day in the Life of a FUNERAL CELEBRANT

The death care profession is more than just dealing with dead bodies, and we want to educate you about all the different career options you have in death care.

Presenting the latest installment of our ongoing series, Careers in Death Care; A Day in the Life, where we chat with professionals within the end-of-life and death care sphere to provide first hand experience and insight on working in this field.

For our latest installment, we caught up with Dina Stander to talk about what she really does as a Funeral Celebrant. Funeral Celebrants officiate memorial services, living funerals and celebrations of life. They may assist in the planning of a memorial service and typically conduct non-religious services.

Dina Stander is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and coach, an end-of-life navigator and poet. She is also a Universal Life Church minister and an end-of-life doula, serving individuals and families throughout New England, and beyond. Dina has worked in elder care, as a hospice volunteer and a non-denominational hospital chaplain in a major regional trauma center. Dina also owns and operates Last Dance Shrouds™, who offer beautiful hand-made burial shrouds.


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