Funeral and Memorial Service Training

Funerals and memorial services officiated by clergy can be quite a challenge. There is the actual service itself, ministry to the grieving family and the relationships/ procedures that develop between clergy and the local funeral director. Reid Firestone, a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of Ohio and an Ordained Pastor with more than 25 years of ministry experience, explores “the good, the bad and the ugly” of funeral experience and procedure. Reid is a graduate of Ashland University and Ashland Theological Seminary. He has served in pastoral roles at congregations in Medina, Brook Park, North Canton, West Salem and Homerville, Ohio, as well as working for a small family funeral home in Northeast Ohio. Alumni can schedule a coaching or small group training session with Reid to learn to better navigate funeral services. Contact Alumni Relations at 419.289.5926 or acirone@ashland.edu to request training.