Ethnic and cultural groups and religious organizations have historically provided their members with rites of passage to guide them through the significant transitions in their lives. Today, though we are not as likely to define ourselves as connected to one particular group, we often desire the power of community and ritual to accompany us in our life-changing events.

    As a Life-Cycle Celebrant, I help those who may not be part of a traditional congregation find alternative ways to acknowledge and celebrate the points of transformation - as a Wedding Officiant, or as a Celebrant in a ceremony marking a different milestone.

        In New Jersey, I am one of the first Certified Civil Celebrants!


Murphy Birdsall, Life-Cycle Celebrant


Montclair, NJ & Pine Plains, NY     





Murphy Birdsall,