ruth ellen hasser wedding officiant

About Ruth Ellen Hasser

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In my life so far, I’ve been blessed with countless opportunities to do rich and meaningful work as a high school theology teacher (Yes, I’m that “Ms Hasser!”), college campus minister, pastoral writer, and epilepsy educator. And now, the best yet: As a Professional, Life-Cycle Celebrant®. I love what I am doing and look forward to celebrating ceremonies for many years to come!

I officiated my first wedding ceremony just four months after graduating from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. Now, 450+ ceremonies later, my work is about crafting personal and meaningful ceremonies to mark life’s most important moments. Since 2007, I have had the privilege of creating ceremonies with couples from all walks of life and sexual orientations, as well as with families who have lost a loved one, and with people going through a divorce. And then there is the pure joy of helping a family to welcome and celebrate a new child! I am deeply honored to be invited to commemorate these significant life moments with so many good people.

When I’m not preparing or officiating at ceremonies, I share my life with Rocky, my spouse of 30+ years. I enjoy a wide range of other interests and activities, including reading, growing vegetables (when the gardening “gods” cooperate), sipping a good cup of coffee, singing in my car and occasionally in a community choir, walking the neighborhood, meeting with friends and family for potluck dinners, going to the theatre, enjoying a good sunset, watching indie films, and more.

Contact me at 314-322-0906 if there is anything else you want to know about me. And thank you for considering me as your wedding officiant!