I have presented at

National Home Funeral Alliance Conference, Minnesota Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, Women and Spirituality Conference, Crescent Cove Pediatric Respite and Hospice, The New Death and Dying with Karen Wyatt,  Health Partners Hospice Volunteers, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Minnesota Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, Friends of the Saint Paul Libray, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), Consociates, Gloria Dei Lutheran and many more.

Upcoming Public Events 2019

April 13th  Minnesota Women’s Press Conversations: Endings learn how to prepare, at any age, for one of the most intimate transitions of our life. How can we make our physical death, and grief and loss for loved ones, a more visible and speakable topic? For more information and tickets
October 4-6 NHFA Biennial Conference: Head, Hands and Heart  we will explore the spirituality inherent in our work. We will share art and ritual, learning how to better express and confront the intense emotions surrounding after-death care.  For more information ​Registration opens April 8th, 2019!

Past Events


November 14 | Women working in the field of death and dying
Join us in conversation with a mortician, hospice nurse, in-home funeral educator and end-of-life doula. What do their jobs entail, how did they end up there and what has working with death taught them about life?    For more information and tickets 

November 7 / New Moon Gathering and Wisdom presentation:  Re-Imagining Death with Anne Murphy 7-8:30 pm / Apple Valley.  Contact Susan Shopek for more information on the event and please check out her beautiful new website!

October 12, 13, 14 / Planetary Grief and Loss Retreat* FULL*/ This Retreat is embarking on unknown territory –  planetary grief.  As a culture, we have just begun to cross the threshold into accepting death and public expression of grief. Now we are opening up the scope of our grief to our home, the earth.

**If this is topic you have interest in please contact [email protected]**

I’ll be speaking at the Minnesota Hospice Network and Palliative Care Conference in April. Click the link for more details!.

Events posted below were a part of a series of events that are being held at Episcopal Homes in Saint Paul and are open to the public.

Tuesday, Feb 7th 10 am-12 noon Otto Hall End of Life Care: Defining Palliative & Hospice Care

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Mahan and Peter Cole, RN, will give an overview of palliative and hospice services, advanced health care planning and theological view point of the end of life care. Look for hospice myths debunked and information on about when to sign on to hospice.

Tuesday, Feb 14th 10 am-12 noon Otto Hall
Advanced Health Care Planning: Making Your Wishes Known

The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Mahan and Bob Newby, Advanced Health Care Planning Facilitators will walk you through the basics of filling out your directives; how to begin or complete one. Copies of Directives will be provided as well as how and where to get additional support if needed.

Tuesday, Feb 21st 10 am-12 noon Otto Hall
After Death Care Planning: What are My Options?

Hear from several local businesses and organizations who can inform you about your after death care, burial, cremation and much more.

Local Representatives from Bradshaw Funeral Homes, Crescent Tide Funeral Home, U of M Bequest Program, Minnesota Threshold Network, Minnesota Funeral Consumers Alliance

Thursday, Feb 23rd 2:00-4:00 pm Theater & The Pub

Movie “Consider the Conversation” followed by ‘Death over Drinks’ in The Pub

Join us in watching a remarkable, thought-provoking “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject” that has opened up conversations and thoughts around the most difficult and often taboo subject, death. Following the movie we will continue  the conversation on with guided discussions over drinks in The Pub.

(Film length: 60 minutes.)

Tuesday, Feb 28th 10 am-12 noon Otto Hall
Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service A Guide to Your Options

Join The Rev. Keely Morgan and Cer ed Life Celebrant Anne Murphy to talk about end of life celebrations available today, be it a funeral or a memorial service. Understand the differences and how best to plan one for yourself or someone you love.



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