Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, Memorial Services
About Dr. Sarah Deal
By day, I am a college professor and owner of a psychotherapy private practice in Austin, Texas. By night or any other time, I am a Celebrant. I became a Humanist Celebrant because I believe in the power of human ceremonies, yet do not subscribe to the traditional paradigm that requires adherence to particular religious beliefs and practices. I respect the way you want to live and celebrate your life, and would be honored to facilitate an occasion that's especially meaningful to you. My motto is - Your Ceremony - Your Way!
What is a Celebrant?
A Humanist Celebrant plays a role similar to that of a traditional clergyperson with one difference: humanist ceremonies express the positive, nontheistic philosophy of humanism instead of traditional faith. Humanist Celebrants conduct humanist, nonreligious, and interreligious weddings, commitment/same-sex unions, memorials, baby namings, and other life cycle ceremonies. Humanist Celebrants are legally recognized in all states and worldwide, being accorded the same rights and privileges granted by law to traditional clergy.