Carol Ludwick


Hello! I’m Carol Ludwick, a proud OBOD member, currently in the Ovate grade and a certified lifecycle celebrant and ordained metaphysical minister. I was trained at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute and have earned three certifications- Ceremonies Across the Lifecycle, Weddings and Funerals. I’m also the Midwest Alumni Chapter facilitator for the institute.

But what you really need to know is that I’m a storyteller and a rite of passage guide. I create custom ceremonies from birth to earth. Whether it’s welcoming a baby or a new home, marrying your beloved with a traditional hand fasting, toasting a retirement, celebrating a milestone birthday or the life of a loved one, I can craft a ceremony to mark this moment and pay tribute to this part of your journey.

We spend so much time trying to find our way, and it’s time well spent, but it’s also important to honor where we are right now. Many times the transitions in our lives go by so quickly that the changes don’t have time to take root. When we slow down to acknowledge, honor and integrate them, we can imbue them with the sense of the sacred that they deserve.

I find beauty, power and meaning in the elements and love to include nature in ceremonies! This led me to one of my passions, holding full moon fire gatherings on the shores of Lake Michigan for my local community. Being a gushing kitty mama and dog whisperer, I have a special place in my heart for our animals companions, so I offer pet memorials as well.

You can count on me to bring vibrancy, empathy and heart to our time together. So, wherever you are on your journey, let me help you tell your story! I primarily serve the broad Chicagoland area, but will certainly travel further afield if expenses are covered.

I can be reached at and you can find out much more by visiting my website at


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