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      Lois Kellerman  

Personal Ceremonies
San Francisco Bay Area and Vicinity

  • Legal Marriages
  • Spiritual Commitment Ceremonies
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Baby Welcomings
  • Memorials

As an Ethical Culture celebrant I work with all people of good will who are searching for authentic ceremonial ways to affirm inspiring human values. Whatever the life passage event, all the ceremonies I participate in are celebrations of the mystery and wonder of community and our capacity for enduring love.

Licensed Officiant:
Many couples' first question is, "are you legal?" Yes, I am. I am a certified Leader in good standing with the American Ethical Union, which is the federation of Ethical Culture Societies in the United States ( As such, I am specifically licensed to legally officiate at weddings. I am also authorized to perform other life passage ceremonies. Over the past twenty years I have served hundreds of couples and families from all backgrounds.

A Leader in Ethical Culture is the legal equivalent of an ordained minister. Ethical Culture is a religious and educational movement inspired by the ideal that the supreme aim of human life is working to create a more humane society. As such, it attracts people with a variety of perspectives about the ultimate nature of being. But their common commitment is to make trust, respect, kindness, fairness, mutual understanding and support real in their daily life together. My community encourages me to offer weddings to any couple searching for a warm, meaningful ceremony centered on such abiding humanistic values.

Ceremony Information:
When contacting me, be sure to tell me the nature of the ceremony you are planning and when you want to do it. (If you have flexibility about dates, I will be more likely to be available). I'll email you a brief form to fill out, and after you complete and return it I will get in touch with you.

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Looking forward to hearing from you. -- Lois

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