Speaker Biography: Ken Wood
I am an experienced, Ordained Senior Church Chaplain with a unique talent for delivering, meaningful and creative funeral / memorial services.
Beginning in 1998, I served a 6 year term with the Unitarian Church in Vancouver with duties that included full ministerial functions (including training Chaplains) and delivering Sunday services.
During the past 12 years, I have been privileged to serve independently throughout the lower mainland.
I have worked with nearly every funeral home from Vancouver Island to Chilliwack and have served over 950 families providing service and care at the time of death.
My multi-faith religious background uniquely enables me to provide deeply spiritual, and beautiful, funeral and memorial services.
They are, for the most part, multi-faith or non-denominational services, highly customized to celebrate the life of the deceased and provide deep comfort to families bridging grief.
It has also been my privilege to serve families who currently may not hold specific religious beliefs, or have lapsed from earlier religious experiences. I have also served many families of Asian origin.
In this capacity, I have served alone or with translators who share the service through translation into Cantonese or Mandarin.
I am able to draw on elements of all major religions such as; Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindi, First Nations, and Buddhist faiths.
I have also worked for the past several years with many in the Public Guardian and Trustee office in providing graveside committal services.
And I am proud to provide needed care to dozens of Care and Rest homes throughout the lower mainland.
Personally, I am a proud member of the Unity Church in White Rock.