FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN WOULD A FAMILY UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF A FUNERAL CELEBRANT?
Families who desire a unique, highly personalized service to honor the life of the loved one
Virtually all families planning a funeral service can benefit from a celebration of life tribute
Families who are seeking a celebration of life ceremony in place of a traditional service
Families who are religious but prefer a differently tailored service from that offered by their place of worship
Families who do not have a relationship with local clergy or a specific congregation
Families who need an immediate replacement for their chosen officiant
Families who prefer a nondenominational service
WHERE DOES THE SERVICE TAKE PLACE ?
The location of the service is chosen by the family. Mark can officiate in the traditional setting of a funeral home as well as locations chosen by the family. This includes a family home, a chapel, and a clubhouse. The family may also request a service by the graveside.
CAN THE FUNERAL CELEBRANCY BE SHARED BY LIVE STREAM?
Yes, Mark’s services can be and have been live streamed so that guests who are unable to attend or travel are included in the service. Most funeral homes can arrange this option for the family. Of course, this is following any federal, state and local restrictions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
WHAT IS THE HONORARIUM FOR THE CELEBRANT ?
The inclusive cost of the celebration of life tribute is $500. This includes the in-depth meeting Mark conducts with the family, the crafting and writing of this highly personalized tribute, and officiating the service.
WHERE DOES MARK SERVE AS A FUNERAL CELEBRANT?
Mark performs funeral celebrancy throughout Maryland, Northern Virgnia, Deleware and Washington D.C. area.
HOW DO I CONTACT MARK?
Mark is available by phone, email, and text. Funeral home staff have contact information as well. You may request that the staff make the first contact on your behalf.