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Jennifer Friedman, M. DIV.

Interfaith Minister and Celebrant

Sacred Song and Dance Leader
Serving Northern Colorado and beyond
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Celebrant and Chaplain Services Offered:
Personalized Funerals, Memorials and Celebrations of Life
Celebrant and Officiant Leader for Weddings
Death, Grief and Bereavement Counseling
Pre-Marital Couples' Counseling
Blessing Way Ceremonies for Pregnancy and Birth
Life Cycle Ceremonies for Women and Children
Meaningful Music for any Celebration or Occasion
Song and Dance Leader Services Offered:
Dances of Universal Peace events
Kirtan events
Blended Sermon and Song presentations for Church Services
Custom Retreats, Classes and Workshops
About Jen:
Jen Friedman is an interfaith minister, chaplain and spiritual leader serving the growing community of seekers and practitioners identified as spiritual but not religious. She shares a deeply sacred presence and creates an authentic spiritual atmosphere to any ceremony or event that she facilitates without the pretense. She holds a Master of Divinity from The Iliff School of Theology and has a depth of spiritual understanding that is unique to her because she has engaged rigorous study and practice in many faith traditions including Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

Jen has a warm, down-to-earth style, natural charisma and calm presence that conveys generosity of spirit. As a consulting minister and musician of fifteen years, Jen has experience speaking, singing and leading congregations and large groups. She traveled the country for seven years presenting musical church service programs at over 50 church congregations. She is an accomplished musician, singing and playing guitar and harmonium. She is a Dance Leader and Mentor in the Dances of Universal Peace tradition and leads the monthly Longmont and Lafayette, Colorado Peace Dance circles. Jen has led sacred song and dance experiences at events around the world including the Parliament of World Religions 2018 in Toronto, Canada and the General Assembly International gathering of Unitarian Universalist congregations. She is also a frequent visiting Music Minister at The Iliff School of Theology in Denver co-leading retreats and workshops on sacred song, dance and movement and embodied spiritual leadership for future ministers and chaplains.

Jen is currently on staff with Longmont United Hospital and Boulder Community Health Foothills Campus as a part-time chaplain. She is a consulting chaplain and officiant with Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont and feels extremely privileged to work with families as they honor the life of their loved ones during the funeral and celebration of life process. Jen offers comfort and support for those navigating the grief process and works closely with families to co-create a meaningful memorial event that captures the essence of the loved one being honored. Jen also loves celebrating wedding ceremonies. She can lead traditional ceremonies or co-create a custom “outside of the box” ceremony that perfectly reflects the personality of the couple. This can include leading the group in sacred song, kirtan and dance.
Fees and Honorariums:
All weddings, funerals, memorials and ceremonies generally start at $300 in and around Boulder County, Colorado. For events outside of Boulder County, Jen requests an additional travel honorarium of approximately .50/mile. Bereavement counseling is $50/hour. A sliding scale will be considered in cases of economic hardship.
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Jan 25, 2023 1:11 PM
Jan. 23-25, 2023: Deepening into Being DUP Retreat with Sky Roshay, Shivadam Adam Burke & Jen in Troncones, Mexico
Dances of Universal Peace and more, with Sky Roshay, Shivadam Burke and Jen Friedman. A spacious follow-on (or stand alone) retreat to the All my Relations bilingual Troncones Retreat with Darvesha, Elizabeth and Cynthia with Dances, kirtan, speaking circles, singing circles and whatever else emerges from the hearts and creativity of participants, offering time to deepen into our Selves, our practices and our relationship to the Dances and each other. Click the link below or contact Sky for more info or to register.
Sep 13, 2022 1:08 PM
SAVE THE DATES: Sept. 13-18 Paonia, Colorado DUP Camp with Bernie Heideman, Sky Roshay, Jen & Friends at ZenZen Gardens
Stay tuned for more info & registration details. Email for more info and to be placed on the mailing list.
Jul 3, 2022 4:00 PM
Dances of Universal Peace with Jen & Friends at Nyland Co-housing Community, Lafayette, Colorado
In-Person Dances of Universal Peace every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, May-September 2022 (for now). 1st Sunday: Vaccinated Circle; 3rd Sunday: Open Circle
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