A Humanist Celebrant (HC) functions in the same
way any member of the traditional clergy, with one exception: they are
non-theists, and in their "clerical" work, they do not invoke or refer to any
type of religion, god, deity or mystical power. HCs can choose from a list of
different titles, such as Counselor (reserved for those who are licensed in
psychology or counseling), Minister, Chaplain and Celebrant.
WHAT DOES A HUMANIST CELEBRANT DO?
They do all the usual "ministerial" things:
Perform wedding ceremonies (yes, they're legal)
Conduct memorial services
Counsel the sick, dying, or traumatized,
They also facilitate many other types of
ceremonies, such as:
Welcoming a new baby into the family.
Many conduct less traditional ceremonies as
well, and some examples of these include:
Rites of passage such as menopause
Divorce or separation rituals
Commitment ceremonies for non-traditional
families (step-families, same-sex couples, roommates, you name it).
Most HCs will "design" a ceremony for any event