I am Frank Spade (* 1951) and have been working as a celebrant since 1998, first in the US and since 2001 in Germany.
After graduating as a Dipl.-Sozialwirt I did further studies in sociology, psychology, philosophy and information science. I had my speaker training in the US as Toastmaster (ATM gold) and preached at Unity churches in Texas, did pastoral care and worked as a hospice volunteer.
Back in Germany, I studied to become a humanistic celebrant and learned to appreciate humanism as a better worldview for myself. Since 2004 I also give lectures on the subject of prevention and self-determination at the end of life for the Humanistic Association of Germany (HVD) and advise on and help to create advanced care documents.
Celebrations are held by me in German and English.