The American Humanist Association Center for Education is offering on-site training for individuals who are already celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants. Register Here Today!


Saturday, June 22, 2019


University of Southern California
University Religious Center
835 W 34th St., Rm. 205
Los Angeles, CA 90089


10:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided)


$85 per person

  • Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist 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
  • Learn best-practices for working with clients to build ceremonies they will cherish.

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For questions, please contact Humanist Society Program Coordinator, Brody Armstrong at


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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