Meet Marilee Harrison, Wedding Officiant and Humanist Celebrant
As a Humanist Celebrant, I provide thoughtful, personalized officiant services to all those who want a nontheistic ceremony marking life events. I happily officiate weddings for LGBTQ couples. I also serve people of all, or no religious traditions. My vision of the future is one in which we live out the humanist ideal of being good, for the betterment of our local communities and beyond.
My sense of service and community were solidified through my early years in a Mennonite setting. Though no longer theistic, I find those values to be consonant with a humanist perspective, which recognizes meaning in relationships and encourages work in service of humane ideals. Paired with the pursuit of social justice and equality, I believe my values provide a good fit with the role of celebrant.
“[We] were looking at photos this evening and reflecting on how PERFECT our marriage celebration was, and we both commented on how great it was to be married by someone with such warmth of spirit and such a positive aura.”
My professional experience in the field of mental health helped me develop a capable and compassionate approach which serves well in happy celebrations, or in difficult times of loss. While public speaking and group facilitation skills allow me to take a situation in hand, my engaging style of interaction can simultaneously put folks at ease.
I am pleased to offer inclusive services to our diverse community, and place the focus on you in the celebration of significant events with family and friends. My officiant services include ceremonies such as weddings, celebrations of life, memorial services, child welcoming, parting ways, invocations and other private or public ceremonies marking life events. Please feel free to contact me for a conversation about your event.
“You were such a wonderful celebrant!
I can’t tell you how many times we heard that from our guests.”