Join our on-site training for individuals who are currently Humanist Celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. Register Online Today!
Saturday, April 21, 2018
2417 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
$75 per person
- Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies
- Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life & support their families
- Gain understanding of how humanists celebrate life events & milestones
- Understand how to give proper local meeting invocations
Note: The Humanist Institute trains celebrants and The Humanist Society endorses celebrants, enabling them to perform ceremonies. This training will inform you how to get endorsed but THI does not endorse celebrants.
f you have questions about any of the event details, please visit: http://humanistinstitute.org/about-us/contact-us
|10:00 to 10:30 am||Welcome & Introductions|
|10:30 to 12:00 pm||Weddings|
|12:00 to 1:00 pm||Lunch (Provided)|
|1:00 to 2:30 pm||End of Life Preparation & Memorials|
|2:30 to 3:00 pm||Invocations|
|3:00 to 3:30 pm||Baby Welcomings|
|3:30 to 4:00 pm||Coming of Age Celebrations|
*Participants will receive supporting materials to begin (or add to) their personal library of resources i.e. sample ceremonies, suggested readings, creative ideas. Endorsed celebrants will be added to a local database.
Kathy Diedrich holds credentials as a Humanist Celebrant and a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant. She earned certificates from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in Foundations of Celebrancy, Weddings, Funerals, and Ceremonies for Children and Families. Since 2010, she has performed over 250 ceremonies, writing each one to meet the needs and wishes of her clients. Kathy has offered weddings, memorials, naming ceremonies, and coming of age ceremonies. While the demand for secular services came as somewhat of a surprise, Kathy is happy to provide custom, meaningful ceremonies throughout southeastern Minnesota, and to often be the first face of Humanism for her clients. Before becoming a full-time celebrant, Kathy was a programmer and project manager at IBM for 28 years.
Kristin Wintermute, Executive Director, has BA degrees in Psychology and Art Studio from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maine, Orono. She has done post-graduate course work in Business Administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; Web Design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design; and Accounting Certification at North Hennepin Community College. She worked for over 7 years as a family therapist in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit clinic for women and a for-profit health maintenance organization.
She is a life-long humanist who attended the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) throughout her childhood and teen years. At first she was enrolled in FUS’s “Humanist Education Program” and in high school became a classroom teacher. As an undergraduate at the University of Montana, she used FUS’s “Humanist Education Program” curriculum at the Unitarian Fellowship of Missoula, Montana to form their first Humanist oriented Sunday School. In 1998, she was hired by the North American Committee for Humanism (NACH) as Membership Director. In 1999, NACH and its subsidiary, The Humanist Institute, became one organization and she became its business manager and now is the executive director. She is married to Joel Stromgren and the mother of Anya and Ari and the step-mother of Eva.