As a burial, funeral and memorial officiant my wish is to create a ceremony that reflects the wishes, beliefs, cultural background and values - religious and non-religious- of your loved one and your family.  

To make an appointment to discuss your particular needs call or text Rev. Brown at 412-999-1912 or e-mail pdbrown@spiritworks.org. 

When meeting together we will create the event in an unhurried way with designated family and friends. In collaboration with you, I will carefully craft a eulogy and create a ceremony that can include music, quotes, readings, unique symbols and rituals. Family and friends may choose to participate in the service or not. Each detail will be cared for and finally approved by the family. Nothing is imposed on you. You have complete choice of and final approval over the ceremony. Above all, the funeral or memorial should reflect the wishes of the family and the deceased. A funeral allows us to grieve our loss, honor our loved one, and celebrate life.  

With compassion, sincerity and great care, I will then officiate at the ceremony in your home or yard, funeral home, crematorium, cemetery or memorial location of your choice.  Following the event you will receive a copy of the ceremony as a keepsake.

As a pastor, theologian, and hospice and hospital chaplain I have gained a sound background in the history of ritual, ceremony and funeral traditions in many cultures and religions. I believe that every life has meaning and deserves to be mourned and celebrated. Nothing can take away the grief, but a genuine, well prepared tribute can be a valuable source of healing and ease the pain.