On-Site Training for Celebrants: South Carolina

The Humanist Institute is offering on-site training for individuals who are currently Humanist Celebrants or desiring to become Humanist Celebrants.

June 11, 2017

Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center

5055 International Blvd

North Charleston, SC 29418

Learn how to prepare unique & inspiring humanist wedding ceremonies

Find out how to care for individuals nearing the end of life & support their families during this time

Discover what makes a humanist memorial service so different

Gain understanding of how humanists celebrate life events & milestones

Get in the queue to give local meeting invocations and know what is appropriate vs inappropriate to say

Note: The Humanist Institute trains celebrants and The Humanist Society endorses celebrants, enabling them to perform ceremonies. This training will inform you how to get endorsed but THI does not endorse celebrants.

$75 per person

Registration is Closed

Please contact The Humanist Institute Executive Director, Kristin Wintermute for information about the next scheduled Celebrant Training



10:00 to 10:30 amWelcome & Introductions
10:30 to 12:00 pmWeddings
12:00 to 1:00 pmLunch (Provided)
1:00 to 2:30 pmEnd of Life Preparation & Memorials
2:30 to 3:00 pmInvocations
3:00 to 3:30 pmBaby Welcomings
3:30 to 4:00 pmComing of Age Celebrations

*Participants will receive supporting materials to begin (or add to) their personal library of resources i.e. sample ceremonies, suggested readings, creative ideas. Endorsed celebrants will be added to a local database. 


David BreedenCo-Dean, is the Senior Minister at First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, an explicitly humanist congregation. He holds an MFA degree from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a PhD from the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School. He is a published poet and author, and a social activist.



kristinKristin WintermuteExecutive Director, has BA degrees in Psychology and Art Studio from the University of Montana and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maine, Orono. She has done post-graduate course work in Business Administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; Web Design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design; and Accounting Certification at North Hennepin Community College. She worked for over 7 years as a family therapist in a variety of settings, including private practice, non-profit clinic for women and a for-profit health maintenance organization.

She is a life-long humanist who attended the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis (FUS) throughout her childhood and teen years.  At first she was enrolled in FUS’s “Humanist Education Program” and in high school became a classroom teacher.  As an undergraduate at the University of Montana, she used FUS’s “Humanist Education Program” curriculum at the Unitarian Fellowship of Missoula, Montana to form their first Humanist oriented Sunday School.  In 1998, she was hired by the North American Committee for Humanism (NACH) as Membership Director.  In 1999, NACH and its subsidiary, The Humanist Institute, became one organization and she became its business manager and now is the executive director.  She is married to Joel Stromgren and the mother of Anya and Ari and the step-mother of Eva.


Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center


If you have questions about any of the event details, please visit: http://humanistinstitute.org/about-us/contact-us

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