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NHFA July 2024 Webinar

Register to join us live or receive a recording of our webinar on LGBTQ+ GRIEF and COMMUNITY DEATHCARE on Monday, July 29th at  at 5pm PT | 8pm ET. Sliding scale donations start at $10; recordings are sent out within two weeks of the event.

What can complicate the grief journey for LGBTQ folks? What are some community deathcare concerns unique to LGBTQ+ people? Join us for a discussion of LGBTQ+ Grief and Community Deathcare with Angela Woolsey and Mark Markell.


ABOUT ANGELA (she/they):

Angela Woosley is a mortician, celebrant, and death educator providing a broad spectrum of options and alternatives in the Twin Cities through her funeral home, Inspired Journeys. Inspired Journeys is the midwest’s first woman owned natural deathcare provider, certified by the Green Burial Council. Angela is an emeritus board president of the NHFA. 


ABOUT MARC (they/she/he):

Marc Markell is a professor emeritus at St. Cloud State University in the College of Education and Instructional Design. They currently teach at Edgewood College and Worsham College of Mortuary Science and Edgewood College in their Master of Thanatology program. Marc also teaches Our Whole Lives for K-1st and 4-5th graders, Death Education to 2 and 3rd graders and 6th and 7th graders, and Wellness to 4-5th graders at Mayflower United Church of Christ.

Marc earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and Educational Psychology. He is a certified Professional Development Specialist through the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. They are a certified Thanatologist through the Association of Death Educators and Counseling and certified in Death and Grief Studies from Colorado State University through the Center for Loss and Life Transition.  Marc is also a certified parent coach. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally. Marc has earned the following certifications/training from national professional organizations: End of Life Doula, Crematory Operator, Funeral Arranger, and Celebrant.

Marc has published three books on grief, several book chapters, and numerous articles.