Our Ministers are highly skilled and have many years of experience. They are heart centered diverse healers, who offer a holistic approach to their ministering, utilizing all their skills with compassion and warmth.
Passionate and devoted, they bring forth a refreshing approach to a new world model of ministry services in a truly meaningful way. Transforming from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Believing that each unique situation be met with an open heart and mind, they offer a refreshing genuine approach to ministering which honors, legitimizes and recognizes the sacred in us all.
Meet Our Ministers
Rev. Lisa L. Burtraw
Ordained in 1998 through the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards Congregation, Lisa L. Burtraw is a Spiritual Healer, Ceremonial Officiant, Planner, Designer, Writer and Minister. She performs and writes customized unique ceremonies, as well as all Rite of Passages, integrating her healing abilities to create moments of deep sacredness & meaning.
Minister’s Statement ~ Understanding how important and sacred end of life transition is, it brings me great pleasure to help support you in your journey through bereavement, and support you with your end of life and funeral-“celebration of life” needs. I am honored to help you to create ceremony and assist you and your family through these passages.
Rev. Le Alan
Since obtaining ceremonial ministers license and certification in 1998, it has been my privilege to be a guide offering support in these last stages of life, honoring all faiths, traditions and beliefs.
Honoring a life well lived, supporting loved ones and being a guide through the last important transition you will know for yourself or your loved one, I actively listen and am there for you through this special time. As a ceremonial minister, registered nurse (RN), Counselor (MA), health educator (PHD), and Shamanic Practitioner of the healing arts I have years of experience and wisdom to offer you.
The circle of life is woven of colored threads of light reflecting choices made with every breath exchanged in the vibrant world of living energy. What a value!
From bereavement support to Celebration of Life Funerals, spiritual communion or initiation of community witness and celebration, the purposes of guidance, bereavement and ceremony are many and varied.
I offer creative ceremonies which best harmonize with your lifestyle, values and vision you may have for life. Ceremony can be elegantly simple or as expressively expansively as you wish.
Above all, let it be a transitional time in your life supported with sensitivity and faith in a way that honors you and your family, that will fully express your heart and life!
Rev. Barb Ryan
“The Guidess of Happiness”, is life coach, energy healer, shamanic practitioner and minister. Barb has been an active end of life coach and celebration of life officiant, licensed through the International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewards Congregation, for over 20 years. Barb brings her joyful and compassionate energy to every occasion, and respectfully loves working with all walks of life. She especially enjoys helping people in the LBGT community.
“It brings me great joy to not only be a guide of happiness, but a minister that will guide you step by step through this important and meaningful time in your life. With my experience and open heart, we will work together to help you through this time in your life or your loved one’s life, and create meaningful ceremony, that will be left with lasting memories for years to come!”
Barb has been leading Happiness Workshops and classes throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2010. Prior to that, for 25 years has been a counselor in private practice in Eugene, Oregon.
Planning a multilingual ceremony in either French or Spanish and need an interpreter? Josandra has been fluent in both languages for her entire life. A lovely way to help all your guests be inclusive by ensuring they understand every meaningful word you wish them to hear. Her graceful, vibrant, loving and nurturing ways will enhance any occasion.
Josandra has also been a Licensed Massage Therapist through the State of OR for over 20 years, specializing in hospice care. She has many talents as a multi diverse artist, interior designer and events coordinator for all occasions.
Rev. Kenneth Cater
Combines, “Inner Compass Astrology,” with ministering, since 1982. He is an intuitive Sufi mystic, skilled in the dynamics of personal relationships, clarify timing of important decisions, counseling people of all ages to help clarify their strengths, talents and challenges, crisis management in relationships, work and spiritual direction, and can offer an overview of the upcoming year to anticipate changes in all areas of life. With nearly 35 years of experience, he integrates astrology with all ceremonies, as a clear guide.
For this time in your life, Kenneth not only acts on your behalf as officiant, but also integrates his astrology skills to create a meaningful written ceremony filled with ritual specific to you, based on your vision, specific birth charts and personal dynamics of all concerned and involved in your ceremony. Date and time of your ceremony can also be important considerations that he can help you with, as well as counseling support.
Please inquire with Kenneth regarding his additional astrology counseling fees, which are separate from the officiant fees.
*Rev. Lisa L. Burtraw’s photo courtesy of Shanti Noreika at Casual Glamour Photography