Tuesday, April 14th at 8pm ET
How to Join:
All Humanist Society Teleconferences are conducted via the Zoom meeting platform. Presentations will make use of visual elements like PowerPoints and screen sharing, so joining via computer, smartphone, or tablet is recommended. Participants may also join with audio only via cellphone or landline.
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+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 821 519 612
Kathy Diedrich is a Humanist Celebrant serving southeastern Minnesota for over 10 years. She is a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, and offers ceremonies across the lifecycle, including child welcomings, weddings, and memorial services. Kathy has written and offered nearly 400 ceremonies. She has taught in-person classes for Humanist Celebrants over the last three years, contributes to the Humanist Celebrant Facebook group, and started these quarterly conferences for Humanist Celebrants. She is a member of the Humanist Society Board of Directors.
Scott Rhoades is a Humanist Celebrant based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania who has been officiating weddings since 2013. He specializes in personalized ceremonies that make the couple’s story the focus of the ceremony and developing unique Unity Ceremonies for those he serves.
Jaime Goswick has been officiating weddings in Arkansas and Oklahoma since 2012. She specializes in fun, non-traditional ceremonies and theme weddings for couples from all walks of life.
is it legal to perform ceremonies via zoom or other live video tool? Gotomeeting can have up to 150 people under the basic plan that I have ($12/mon).
Hi Renee, You could perform the ceremony but would need to check with your local clerk’s office on the certificate process and legal standards.
Very few states allow a legal wedding to be done without the officiant be physically present. Always check with the county courthouse where the license was obtained and get the policy in writing. One would not want to find out years down the road that their wedding was not recognized.