Welcome !

Your Ceremony Your Way

I'm Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant®️

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I write and officiate

My passion is creating original ceremonies of transition for every life stage and unique milestone. I welcome the opportunity to include rituals that honor individual beliefs, interests and cultural traditions.

I listen

This is YOUR ceremony. It is your story or your loved one's story being celebrated.  It is my joy and my job to create an original ceremony that reflects your vision and wishes for this special milestone. We are collaborative partners in the creation of your ceremony; through interviews and writing prompts I invite you to share stories, wishes, beliefs and passions with me so that I can craft a truly original celebration for you.

I am a Certified LifeCycle Celebrant®️

As a Certified LifeCycle Celebrant®️ I am professionally trained  and certified in the history, writing and performing of ceremonies by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. I am not affiliated with any faith community or religious doctrine which allows me to create ceremonies that reflect the unique beliefs of my clients whether religious, spiritual or secular.

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​HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

Fees are listed on each page. Please review and contact me for more information or to schedule an interview.

ARE YOU A JP?

​Yes! I am a Justice of the Peace in the state of New Hampshire. I am also an ordained inter-faith minister. 

​I'M SPIRITUAL, NOT RELIGIOUS, OR AN ATHEIST, CAN YOU HELP ME?

​Yes! Whether you identify with a particular faith, prefer the term spiritual versus religious, or seek a secular ceremony, I will listen to your wishes and I can help you create a ceremony that honors who you are.

WILL YOU INCORPORATE MY CULTURE AND/OR FAMILY RITUALS?

Yes! I love working with people of all backgrounds, and wish to respect and honor your family's culture in your ceremony.

Are you LGBTQ* friendly?

​Yes! As an ally it is my honor and joy to serve the LGBTQ* community. All are welcome.

Do you do bilingual ceremonies?

Yes! I perform Spanish-English bilingual ceremonies. ¡Sí! Realizo ceremonias bilingües español-ingles.

I am also happy to learn greetings or phrases of congratulations or comfort in other languages if you're willing to teach me!

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