Providing holistic services that build community and inspire transformation at the individual, organizational and social levels.

Our Ceremonies Uplift & Inspire

“I believe these circles…weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we’re strong.” -SARK


  • Weddings for all couples,
    cultures & belief systems
  • Commitments & Civil Unions
  • Engagements, Vow Renewals & Anniversaries
  • Celebrations before your wedding

Families & Children

  • Blessing Ceremonies for Parents
  • Baby Naming & Welcoming
  • Pregnancy & Adoption
  • Combining Families
  • Coming of Age, Graduations & College Send-offs

Funerals & Healing

  • Memorials & Celebrations of Life
  • Healing Grief & Loss
  • Separation & Divorce
  • Miscarriage
  • Work Transitions & Job Loss
  • Honoring Health Challenges
  • Loss of a Pet
  • Ceremonies for New Beginnings!


  • Business Launchings &
    Community Events
  • Retirement
  • Milestone Birthdays
  • New Dwellings
  • Rites of Passage
  • Seasonal Changes
  • Women’s Circles

Roots of Change designs inspiring personalized ceremonies
to mark all cycles of life
—whether you’re getting married, welcoming a child, planning a memorial/Celebration of Life, launching a new business or embarking on another adventure in life.

We all experience milestones and passages, those powerful events that remind us how precious life is and how fortunate we are to share it with people we love. And it is ceremony which guides us from one chapter of life to the next—offering us the chance to become present with all that is before us.

Through a unique planning process, I enjoy getting to
know you, your vision and needs.
And from that knowledge,
I handcraft a vibrant original ceremony that reflects your relationship, view of the world, personality, sense of humor, traditions and values.

Whether simple or complex, alternative or traditional, I hope your ceremony will be breathtaking—rich with emotion, heart, laughter and awe—an experience beyond what you imagined possible.

Photo © Kim Phillips-Knope
It’s a joy to be invited into your lives! Roots of Change values racial and cultural diversity as well as advocates for marriage equality. Whether you identify as spiritual, secular, interfaith or religious—your beliefs will be honored.

Bringing 15 years of experience, and training as a Life-Cycle Celebrant®,
I’m skilled in innovative ceremony design; engaging your guests
with inspiring speaking and leadership; building a sense of connection
and community; honoring cultural traditions from across the globe;
and relating to clients with warmth, a sense of play
and the highest professional standards!

Importantly, you’ll have autonomy over your ceremony through the entire planning process,
including word for word approval before it is performed.

When the day of the ceremony arrives, I hope you’ll feel that I’ve become a friend—
supporting you through the experience with just the right tone, emotion and connection!