Celebrants: A must-have
The number of students enrolled in ICCFA University's College of 21st Century Services has doubled from 2010 to 2011, but Dean Ernie Heffner, CFuE, won't be satisfied until every funeral home and cemetery has trained celebrants on staff ready to work with families.
But at least for the next week (ICCFAU 2011 takes place July 22-27), he's concentrating on making sure this year's nearly three dozen students get the most out of their training, which includes celebrant certification conducted by Glenda Stansbury and Doug Manning of In-Sight Books. That means the homework has already begun for students in this college. Heffner sent them a link to an excellent story covering the history of celebrant service and describing several services in detail. Below are links to that story and to my blog post and photos from last year's college. Check them out and then keep an eye on the ICCFA Meetings Calendar for the dates of next year's ICCFAU.