John never imagined becoming a funeral director. However, growing up a pastor's kid, he has always had compassion for people who are hurting. Despite believing he would spend his days following in his father's footsteps and serve in a church setting, John believes he has found his niche in the funeral service profession. It has provided him the opportunity to minister to and express compassion for people. John strives to alleviate the vulnerable feelings of the families he serves by being an honest, trustworthy and caring guide in the midst of such a difficult and overwhelming situation.
Sarah Kate Cannon
Sarah Cannon is motivated to compassionate service by her own personal experiences. Sarah lost her father when she was only 9 years old. His sudden and unexpected death at 35 had a profound impact on her life and career path. Sarah is working toward becoming certified in thanatology, the study of death and dying. The specific topic of grief in children is especially dear to her heart.
Sarah has heard that there are wedding people and there are funeral people, and she definitely considers herself a funeral person. She believes that much can be learned about life through death and is often inspired by the stories told in funeral services; learning what really matters to a person's family and friends. Sarah believes in the importance of involving children in the funeral process knowing that it often squelches the fears activated by what they see on TV and make up in their own imaginations.
Sarah offers unique and personal support to families as she works with them to plan a meaningful service honoring the life of each loved one and highlighting what matters most.
Chelsey Ann Stitt
Chelsey Stitt has served families in the Seattle area since 2015. Originally from Minatare, Nebraska, she uses her Midwest charisma to make every family feel comfortable. She graduated from mortuary science school in Mesa, Arizona, and began a career at Melcher’s Mission Central Care facility shortly after. She worked for 5 years as an embalmer and then became a funeral director.
Coordinating with Maricopa County Child Protective Services, Chelsey was humbled to offer assistance with children and infants who "went to be with angels" while under the state’s care.
When she is not working, Chelsey likes to shop at Pike Place, cook, knit and go to art fairs.
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