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Life Events Ministry

Celebrating Milestones, Honoring Passages

my passion

life's special events

Life’s special events and milestones call for acknowledgement and celebration. Important occasions are an opportunity to use ritual to honor who we are and who we are becoming...and I can think of no more important task than bringing joy to lives during happy times and meaning during difficult times.

Toward that philosophy I created Life Events Ministry. As a non-denominational minister I offer custom-designed ceremonies tailored to the needs, wishes, and desires of the honoree(s) and the participants.

Weddings / Civil Unions



Special Birthdays

House Blessings

Pet Blessings

Funerals and Memorial Services


my experience

life events ministry comes from my two loves:

making people feel safe, comfortable, and cared about,


creating and organizing meaningful ceremonies to honor life’s milestones and passages from birth through death—as well as important events like moving into a new home or acquiring an animal companion.

My own life experiences with ritual and ceremony taught me the importance of exploring my own wishes and vision for the ceremony or celebration, listening to the suggestions and questions of others, and finalizing the plans independently. This is the same strategy I use with those I serve.

To my work as a Celebrant, I bring a variety of training and experiences.

Ordained Member of the Clergy, The Church of Human Spiritualism

Licensed Unity Teacher, Unity School of Christianity

Counselor, Interfaith Counseling Service: Unity Northwest Church

Educator, Coach, and Counselor: Imago Relationship Therapy

Experience in the use of breath, touch, and meditation developed through my relaxation and massage therapy business

Group Study: Internal Family Systems / Richard Schwartz

Bachelor’s Degree: Special Education

contact information


Rev. Peggy Mara-Dhont
Telephone: 847-537-1404


Let me know how I can share my passion and my mission with you!

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