The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are already celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. Register Online Today!


Saturday, September 23, 2017


American Humanist Association DC Office
1821 Jefferson Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036


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 during this time
  • Discover what makes a humanist memorial service so different
  • Gain understanding of how humanists celebrate life events & milestones
  • Get in the queue to give local meeting invocations and know what is appropriate vs inappropriate to say

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For questions, please contact The Humanist Institute Executive Director, Kristin Wintermute at

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.


10:00 to 10:30 am: Welcome & Introductions
10:30 to 12:00 pm: Weddings
12:00 to 1:00 pm: Lunch (Provided) & Discussion
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.

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