March 2023

Page A32 march 2023 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A 1-888-792-9315 • Scan QR for our website Cots not included MODEL # TR3 Triple Cot Roll-In Mortuary Cooler AMC N W FAST SHIPPING AVAILABLE ON SELECT PRODUCTS AMRA INSTRUMENTS Researched, Developed and Patented by Funeral Directors Research,Inc. visit for links to our Supply Chain Partners ™ ® Museum Corner w w w . N M F H . o r g Since 1992, the National Museum of Funeral History has housed the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts in 30,500 square feet of exhibit space. The museum features seventeen permanent exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs. Explore the funeral memorabilia collection, discover the history of mourning rituals, and learn about the rich heritage of funeral services. The Museum is located at 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, Texas 77090. Visit for more details. F U N E R A L H O M E & C E M E T E R Y N E W S w w w . N o m i s P u b l i c a t i o n s . c o m Monthly Columnsonline at The National Museum of Funeral History’s new podcast series, The Final Curtain Never Closes, launched on February 7, 2023. The Final Curtain Never Closes provides a glimpse into the world of all that has shaped humanity’s final rite of passage. The podcast is hosted each month by NMFH President and CEO Genevieve Keeney Vazquez. She explains, “My discussions with special guests on this podcast will be in-depth and engaging conversations with funeral industry experts on various topics and experts in history and science outside the profession who have partnered with the museum in the development of exhibits.” This series is part of a larger mission to build and nourish a love of history in our community, nation, and the world. You can listen to The Final Curtain Never Closes podcast episodes with your favorite podcast listening app, or go directly to the website at the-final-curtain-never-closes/ We’d love to know what you think about the show and what topics you’d like us to consider. So, please leave us your feedback by giving us a review on your podcast app. Virtual Tours Here is something else that’s new. Did you know you can now visit our website at to take a virtual tour of the museum? And if you find yourself in the Houston area with an afternoon to fill, we’d love to see you in person. We have over 30,000 square feet of history waiting for you to explore. And remember, any day above ground is a good one! N a t i o n a l M u s e u m o f F u n e r a l H i s t o r y NEW Podcast: The Final Curtain Never Closes Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice Search for New Executive Director NEWS Educational ABILENE,TX—Funeral Directors Life (FDL), in partnership with Dr. Alan Wolfelt, has offered the successful Virtual Wolfelt Experience™ Training to funeral professionals for years. This training, which has been called “life-changing,” “career-changing,” and “transformational” by participants, was previously offered only to clients. Now, Funeral Directors Life is proud to announce that registration is open to funeral professionals nationwide. “We are excited to expand this program to all funeral professionals,” said Kris Seale, president and CEO of Funeral Directors Life. “For several years, we have worked closely with Dr. Wolfelt to promote the value of a healing and meaningful funeral through the Wolfelt Experience training workshops, CE programs, and an educational consumer website, Our training workshops were previously exclusively for our customers, but now any funeral professional will be able to register for a workshop and receive this valuable training.” Dr. Alan Wolfelt, renowned author, grief educator, and founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, has dedicated his life to coaching funeral professionals, social workers, and medical practitioners on how to help families grieve in a healthy way and move from painful internal grief to healthy outward expressions of mourning. “I have known and respected Kris Seale for many years, and I found FDL to be a great organization,” said Wolfelt. “The company possesses wonderful core values, ethics, and a similar passion for the importance of funerals. I’ve been very involved with the implementation of the program at FDL, and I’ve been pleased with the progress that has been made. I’m so pleased that FDL will have a large role in the future of ‘The Wolfelt Experience.’ I will continue in my role of mentor and consultant to the FDL staff, which is charged with getting the training out to funeral homes nationwide. I’ll be there to support their amazing efforts to provide this critical education to as many funeral service professionals as possible.” “We are honored that Dr. Alan Wolfelt is entrusting us with taking his message to the entire profession,” added Seale. “We hope to continue to break new ground in educating families about the value of a healing and meaningful funeral service through this newly expanded program.” To learn more about the Virtual Wolfelt Experience workshops, email the Director of Funeral Service Education, DJ Jons, at or visit Funeral Directors Life Now Offering Wolfelt Experience™ Training Nationwide Dr. AlanWolfelt BUCHANAN,GA—The Board of Trustees of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice is accepting resumes for applicants interested in serving as the Academy executive director. The board will be accepting resumes for this position until March 15, 2023. All interested applicants should email their resumes to the Academy at Each applicant will be notified by email of the receipt of the resume and will be sent a detailed job description. The position of Academy executive director is a full-time position. The executive director is an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, reports directly to the board and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its stated mission and financial objectives. This position includes mandatory travel for conventions and meetings when Academy representation is expected. The executive director will maintain official records and documents of the Academy and will ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations involving a non-profit 501 C 3 corporation. The director will ensure that all membership records, transcript postings, registration, recognition orders and product requirements are fulfilled within a timely manner. Membership recruitment, retention and open communication with members are vital aspects of this position. Maintaining detailed financial records, submission of 990 documentation to CPA for filing, and developing the annual budget with Board approval will be required. The applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and preferably three to 5 years of previous association experience. Knowledge and understanding of the funeral service profession is preferred. Experience working with membership databases, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, and desktop publishing is also preferred. The ability to manage multiple priorities and meet required time schedules with flexibility, as well as the ability to maintain composure under pressure, is expected. The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice is committed to life-long learning and excellence among funeral professionals. SEND US YOUR NEWS! PO Box 5159 Youngstown, Oh 44514 1-800-321-7479