Jackie Hook - Spiritual Director/Celebrant, End-of-Life Doula
Jackie is a native of State College, Pennsylvania. She has a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State University and an M.A. in Wellness from the University of Central Florida. She is a certified spiritual director, celebrant and end-of-life doula specializing in loss and wellness. She is also a member of Spiritual Directors International, the Celebrant Foundation and Institute and the End-of-Life Doula Association.
In partnership with Koch Funeral Home, Jackie developed Helping Grieving Hearts Heal. This program helps and supports individuals as they grieve. Services include Having the Talk of a Lifetime, grief companioning, memorable funeral ceremony creation, remembrance service facilitation, legacy reception coordination, community outreach and end-of-life support.
Jackie also offers individual and group spiritual direction, programs and retreats in wholeness, spirituality, grief, loss and forgiveness. In addition, she works with individuals, groups, organizations and businesses to provide supportive educational gatherings.
Jackie is the co-founder of Learning to Live: What's Your Story?, an initiative whose mission is to create educational and conversational opportunities for meaningful intergenerational exchanges on loss, grief, growth and transformation. She helped create HEART – Helping Empty Arms Recover Together, an organization that provides support for individuals who have experienced pregnancy loss, still birth, infant death and/or fertility issues. Jackie is also a member of Grief Connection and writes articles for the Centre Daily Times, Centre County Gazette, Huntingdon Daily News and Centered magazine.
Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, jogging and hiking in the woods. She and her husband, John, have two children, Jessica and James.
To contact Jackie Hook, please call 814.237.2712 or complete the form below.