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The Secular Celebrant

Palatine, IL View map


Greetings! I am Dan Hansen, The Secular Celebrant.

Ceremony and ritual can be important elements of human life. They bring family and friends together to share in the formal commemoration of significant life events and can create an atmosphere of unity and love around those events. Often such ceremonies and rituals we experience, however, are deity- and faith-based, which those of us who are non-religious and secular consider unwanted, unnecessary and contrary to the values we cherish.

I perform respectful, life-affirming and joyful secular celebrant and officiant services for weddings, celebrations of wedding vow renewal, infant life celebrations (in other traditions known as "christenings" or "infant baptisms"), funerals and memorial services. You can read more about my services on my website at

I offer services throughout the Chicagoland area but will consider ceremonies in other locations on mutually agreed terms. Learn more about the ceremonies I perform under "Services" on my website at

Questions? Contact me here or on my website at



1453 East Ports O Call Drive, Suite 2E Palatine, IL, 60074
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