May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

-Mother Teresa


Ceremonies are life milestones. Much of what makes the event memorable is what took place in pre-planning. Awakening Joy Ministries are experts at this. Particularly Andrea. She observes the smallest of indications to make sure your observance event is unforgettable. - Stephanie W.

Andrea has an amazing sense of grounded presence that makes her an inspiration to be around. She infuses her work with a sense of awe and connection, and has such a way with words that I would definitely recommend her for any ceremony or rite of passage. - Jen F.


Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there; I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.

- Glenna Howell




Rev. Andrea Sassa Archuleta is a Multi Denominational Minister honoring all faiths and traditions. Rev. Andrea is humbled to join with you in creating a custom-designed memorial service or funeral for your loved one who has transitioned. 

The fee for Rev. Andrea's services in custom-designing and officiating your loved one's memorial service or funeral is decided on a case-by-case basis. Because the service details, its location, and other factors widely vary, Rev. Andrea recommends emailing her - when the circumstances allow -  with your information, especially the location for the service, before the initial consultation is scheduled. 

To contact Rev. Andrea about your FREE consultationclick here.