The First Step
One of the first decisions you will make when organizing a funeral is to select a minister as an officiant for the ceremony. While anyone can lead a funeral service, usually someone with experience will make sure everything will happen as you intend.
If your loved one was a member of a religious group, you will probably want to contact their priest or minister. Once they are informed that a death has occurred, the funeral director will liaise with them to officiate at the funeral. If your religious beliefs are not so strongly identified, you may prefer a less formalized service and one of our funeral directors can help you with selecting a clergy.