Dr. Janine H. Burns is known to be well spoken, poised and heartfelt in her work. Her compassion and gentleness make her memorial and funeral services comforting while putting all at ease. Dr. Janine’s caring heart will support you at your most difficult time and her soothing manner will console and reassure you. She offers comfort and peace with her ceremonies that celebrate the life of the departed with dignity, honor and respect.

Dr. Janine is an Interfaith Chaplain and Celebrant who was ordained in 1988. She promotes the use of ceremonies to mark the milestones and transitions in the lives of individuals, families, and organizations. Dr. Janine returned to school and in 1997 received her Doctorate of Divinity degree from Emerson Theological Institute. In 1999, she earned her Interfaith Ministry credential. Then in 2001, she founded the Guiding Light Foundation and serves as their director. In this capacity Dr. Janine presents personalized “Celebration of Life” memorial and funeral services. She “loves to do weddings” and has performed marriage ceremonies for more than 900 couples on Long Island. In 2021 she became a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner offering techniques to reduce stress and raise resilience.