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  • Different Seasons of Life

    Life is full of moments to remember. A secular celebrant can help you mark these moments as you want. No extra baggage.

  • Wedding rings

    United in Love

    Some loves must be celebrated in the light of day. Make your celebration a truly special reflection of your relationship and your values.

  • Sunset behind an oak tree

    Remembering Lives Lived

    When it comes time to mark the end of a life, make it a celebration of life, not a lecture for the living.

Different Seasons of Life

Life is full of moments to remember. A secular celebrant can help you mark these moments as you want. No extra baggage.

Wedding rings

United in Love

Some loves must be celebrated in the light of day. Make your celebration a truly special reflection of your relationship and your values.

Sunset behind an oak tree

Remembering Lives Lived

When it comes time to mark the end of a life, make it a celebration of life, not a lecture for the living.

For Life’s Most Memorable Moments

There are some things in life that we want to remember.

The joining of two hearts. The passing of a dearly beloved one. The welcoming of a new life.

When you celebrate these moments, you want to do it on your terms.

Let Galen help you mark these special moments
with the right ceremony to help you remember them for years to come.

No Religion? No Problem.

Many people who are not religious find themselves unsure how to recognize life events. As a secular celebrant, I’m here to help you create a ceremony that celebrates your values, without religion.

Welcome to All

I will not discriminate against individuals or couples of any background, race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation. If you have a need for a secular ceremony, I’m here to help you to create the memory you want.

Personalized Ceremonies

I’m not here to read a boilerplate service. I want to know what you want out of the ceremony, and I will work with you to create a ceremony that is appropriate to your situation. Contact me to start the conversation.

The Celebrant's Notes
Thoughts on secular celebrations, life, and meaning
  • Good ceremonies are inclusive and embrace everyone.

    Striving for Inclusive, Pain-Free Ceremonies

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  • The second time is the perfect time to get what you want

    Doing Your Wedding Right, the Second Time Around

    Maybe you didn’t get the wedding you wanted the first time. With a renewal of vows, there’s always time for second chances.

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    Secular Celebrants Win Right to Solemnize Marriages in Illinois

    After a long battle, secular celebrants can finally solemnize marriages under Illinois state law.

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  • Rings saying "I love you" and "I know"

    More Than Ever, We Need Secular Weddings — and Celebrants

    I’ve been thinking about weddings lately.

    Part of it is the time of the year; as the weather has gotten warmer (at least where I’m sitting here in the Northern Hemisphere), couples have been celebrating their nuptials, and that’s only going to increase as we move into the summer months.

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  • It is Done: Marriage Equality is Here

    If you haven’t heard the news, here it is: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that all same-sex marriage bans nationwide are unconstitutional. Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has written all of the major LGBT decisions from the high court (Romer v. EvansLawrence v. Texas, U.S. v. Windsor), wrote the decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that has now ended this discriminatory practice against same-sex couples.

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