Lin Cressey, Certified Life Celebrant

About Lin Cressey

I am passionate about working with couples and families to create a ceremony that is a perfect fit for them. I particularly enjoy the rich and meaningful connections that occur when I interact with engaged couples as we craft their wedding ceremony together, word-by-word. The conversations and emails exchanged as we seek just the right song or reading or word to express just the right emotion and intention have been, for me, deeply rewarding.

I began my professional life as a Home Economics/Consumer and Family Studies teacher. Eventually, I moved into an elementary school library as a teacher-librarian and retired as an academic coach. These days, I am a Life-Cycle Celebrant certified by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, a non-profit institution in Montclair, New Jersey. I was introduced to the words “life-cycle” as a Home Economics student at Colorado State University; ironically, now more than ever, my work focuses on the entire scope and range of the family and individual “life-cycle”.

I love hearing stories—couple’s stories, family stories, life stories of the person whose life we will memorialize and commemorate. I read the sweet words couples write about their partner and I am privileged to tell that same sweet story as part of their wedding ceremony. I am honored and humbled to sit around the table and hear stories of love and loss, triumph and challenge, shared by families and friends. Well-crafted ceremonies can and should enrich our life experience. Over time immemorial, humanity has faced threshold, rites of passage moments.The ceremonies we create to pause as we cross those thresholds inspire and celebrate our lives and our individual and collective journeys; ceremonies remind us that we are part of larger community of family and friends who love and support us.

A Colorado native, I have lived in the Denver-metro area since graduation from CSU. My husband, Gary, passed away several years ago and these days, I share my home with a brown miniature schnauzer named Nikita. I call her my “rescue dog”, but the truth is that she rescued me, too. She spends most days curled up in a doggie bed under my desk, and weather permitting, accompanies me on my travels. I have two grown sons in the Denver area, a daughter-in-law who is a great friend and a beloved grand-daughter who is adored by a large extended family.

My granddaughter
Nikita and I on the day
I picked her up in Nebraska.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lin and Gary Cressey
Gary and I at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico


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