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

Our Ceremonies Uplift & Inspire

The Knot Best of Weddings - Hall Of Fame

“I believe that 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
  • Commitment ceremonies
  • 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 extraordinary ceremonies to mark all cycles of life—whether you’re getting married, welcoming a child, honoring a loved one who has passed, launching a business or embarking on another life adventure!

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’s personalized ceremony that lifts us up, magnifies our joy, softens our hardships, and surrounds us in love!

When we’re truly seen and heard during BIG life moments,
we become even more present with all that’s before us!
We get lovingly carried from one chapter of life to the next.

Through a dynamic design process, I truly enjoy getting to know you!   Then I handcraft a vibrant creative ceremony that gives voice to your story, values, traditions, sense of style, humor and beliefs.    (Oh, and you have complete control over the ceremony, word for word!)

Whether simple or complex, alternative or traditional, I hope your ceremony will be breathtaking—rich with emotion, appreciation, 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 honors diversity in all of its forms, and celebrates marriage equality.  We have the skills to celebrate your unique relationship, family, culture, life experiences and views of the world!

With 18 years of ceremony experience,
and intensive training as a Life-Cycle Celebrant®,
I’m passionate about leading ritual!  It’s a gift to build community between you and your guests;
engage everyone in heart and soul; honor spiritual traditions from around the globe;
and relate to you with warmth, dedication, playfulness and the highest professional standards!

And on your BIG day, as we celebrate together,
I hope you’ll feel that I’ve become a trusted companion on your journey
and a rock for you to lean on!