The Reverend Kristine Holmgren;
Weddings, "naming" ceremonies, and house blessings
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I am an ordained Presbyterian Pastor and available to perform the ceremonies that give your life structure, meaning and dimension. My marriage ceremonies range from the traditional to the informal; my in-home "christening" or "naming " ceremony create a welcoming passage for your new born. And my "house blessing rituals" are unique and popular with couples celebrating the purchase of their new home.
Other clergy require church membership and have specific expectations prior to the dispensation of these rituals. I approach these elements of religious life differently, and believe that when families form, those with spiritual authority should rush to confirm.
If you are estranged from your religion of origin, and need a spiritual presence during one of the sacred moments of family formation, contact me and I will assist you.
Baptism, christening, weddings, funerals and blessings for your home, new career, new relationship - these experiences become memorable when approached with reverence, relevance and a little revelry.
Let's talk. You will find me flexible, organized, respectful. Together we will design a religious ceremony to meet your particular needs.
Confused about faith?
Kristine Holmgren will help you
find your way home.
Few of us have taken the time to think through our relationship with our religious past and spiritual history.
This is unfortunate - because eventually we each meet a moment when we are required to declare ourselves in regard to religious tradition, ceremony, and ritual.
A wedding, a "baptism," a death in the family; during these times we are expected to know what kind of public demonstration will meet our needs and communicate our personal beliefs.
Sometimes our confusion is tainted by abuse. Perhaps you had a negative experience with organized religion. You were humiliated by an unethical clergy person, or a religious professional introduced you to disturbing, hateful and unacceptable approaches to spritual practices.
Kristine Holmgren understands.
Ordained in 1978, Kristine Holmgren's career spans decades of division, derision and debate over hurtful aspects of our common religious experiences.
In response to those experiences, she has crafted elegant, thoughtful rituals and ceremonies to assist you as you communicate your values during important personal and communal transitions.
Her celebrations of religious common life are inclusive, caring, compassionate and graceful.
Often our families require of us things which we think are impossible to provide.
If you face uncomfortable conversations about baptizing your infant, blessing a home, planning a marriage, organizing a commitment ceremony or celebrating a GLBT relationship, Kristine Holmgren can assist.
Her ceremonies engage the true meaning of sacrament and celebration while honoring the values, principles and morality that transcend generations and persuasions.
Contact Kristine Holmgren for religious rituals to celebrate and heal our common life.