Angie is a Rite of Passage Officiant, Senior Minister at Earth Traditions Church, Emeritus Board Member of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Pagan Student Advisor at the University of Chicago.  In 2014, she was inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr., International College of Ministers and Laity, at Morehouse College.  

Additionally, Angie is a member of the National Home Funeral Alliance, and the National Chaplains Association.  She trained as a Death Midwife, and was Certified in 2011, by Nora Cedarwind Young, one of the founders of the Death Midwife movement. She was certified to teach in 2013. 

Angie lives and works in the northern suburbs of Chicago. She travels extensively teaching a variety of workshops nationally and  internationally. She creates and facilitates ceremonies for all of life’s passages, from birth through the grave. She is a founding member of Gaia’s Womb, an organization that has provided weekend spiritual retreats for women since 1998.

Angie is committed to educating individuals, small groups, families, and entire communities or church groups to proudly reclaim family directed choice at end of life. She is available as a workshop presenter, or keynote speaker for events, also as an officiant for Rites of Passage, such as, births, namings, coming of age, weddings, private rituals, funerals, and as a Spiritual Counselor. 

Questions? Contact Angie Buchanan (224) 501-5443 or