"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."
Funeral & Bereavement
Planning and officiating a funeral or memorial service is a most rewarding work. Pastor Brad has helped families from every walk of life with various to no faith backgrounds. He takes great care to be sure each family's service is exactly what they need in order to properly mourn and celebrate the life a lost loved one.
From Brad's Book on Life & Death:
"When things become common place in our world we tend to get used to them. But not death. Death is the hardest thing we experience in life, and I hope we never get used to it. Getting used to death would be the ultimate devaluing of human life. I believe every human life is sacred...every human life deserves to be mourned..."
A PRESENCE IN THE DARK: Finding Hope In Death
by Brad Riley
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What Others Are Saying About Brad's Bereavement Ministry:
"It has been a true privilege and honor to co-minister through the years with Brad Riley. As a funeral professional, I have had the opportunity to work with a countless number of clergy throughout my 25-year career. Brad certainly stands out as one of the best...Regardless of their religious background or lack thereof, economic status or even race, I have watched him connect with and positively impact the lives of those he serves."
W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, CCO
President, Cozine Memorial Group
2016-2017 NFDA President