Char Barrett, is a Licensed Funeral Director, Home Funeral Guide, Celebrant and founder of A Sacred Moment – Home Funeral Vigils, Green Burials & Life Celebrations funeral service. She specializes in assisting families with directing funerals in their own homes. Beyond her degree in Mortuary Science and formal training as a licensed funeral director, Char received her home funeral guide training from Jerrigrace Lyons, one of the pioneers in the modern home funeral movement. Char has guided dozens of families through home funeral vigils in the Seattle area and beyond the Pacific Northwest via phone consultations. She also provides workshops, hospice in-service and public presentations, and has lectured to local, national and international audiences. Char has been featured in WSJ – The Wall Street Journal Magazine, MSCNBC.com, NPR-KUOW Radio, KING 5 News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Real Change News and FuneralWire.com. A hospice volunteer since 1993; Char is also a Steering Committee member of the Washington End of Life Consensus Coalition; affiliate organization to the Washington State Medical Association.
Licensed Funeral Director, Home Funeral Consultant and Certified Celebrant