Hired 3 times
16 years in business
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Karuna was amazing to work with. She really took the time to listen and understand what we were looking for in my baby's dedication ceremony. We have varied beliefs in my family and she helped us create a service that was meaningful and comfortable for all of us. It was truly such a special occasion and Karuna's warm and compassionate touch made all the difference. So happy we found her!Dec 30, 2016Verified
Karuna officiated our ceremony will such grace and loveliness. I knew from the moment I saw her picture she was full of light and love and this continued through when we met her in person. Karuna walked us through the process of creating a ceremony, she met with us a few times to get to know and understand us and she brought a beautiful sense of spirituality to our ceremony. She was the perfect choice as an officiant for our ceremony.Oct 25, 2013Verified
Karuna officiated our wedding and was absolutely amazing!!! We met before the ceremony and she prepared a beautiful ceremony that reflected our beliefs and message of love. Everyone that attended commented on how beautiful the ceremony and Karuna's calm and loving demeanor. I am so glad we found her....Aug 12, 2013VerifiedRev. Karuna Duval, MSW Community Minister's reply
Thank you for the wonderful comments. It was beautiful ceremony because the couple is beautiful and has already created a loving and solid relationship which is wonderful to celebrate! Sweet, simple and beautiful! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wonderful journey together!
When we started looking for an officiant, we knew we wanted someone that could help us build a ceremony that was deeply personal, but that would connect with a wide range of traditions for our guests. We met with a handful of potential officiants, but Karuna stood out. She was clearly experienced, understood multiple traditions, and was very tuned in to what we wanted our ceremony to embody. It was a huge relief to know our ceremony was in capable hands so we could focus on the rest of our (very DIY) wedding day. Working with Karuna was a fantastic experience and we highly recommend her.Sep 21, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Fees are negotiable. Just ask.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am an ordained Interfaith minister, also trained in Spiritual Direction/Counseling by The Chaplaincy Institute (2003). I also have a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW). I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Associate (LICSWA) in private practice. I meet monthly with my own spiritual director; I attend workshops on various spiritual practices, perspectives and issues; I consult with colleagues on a regular basis; I attend workshops on therapy, emotional and psychological issues related to how we all want to live our lives with happiness and peace.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Weddings Funerals/Memorials Spiritual Direction (counseling) Dreamwork Blessings (baby, family, home) Mental Health therapy Grief and loss therapy End of Life Doula