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Memorial services and bereavement counseling

Chico needs Rebecca. She is willing to spend the time it takes to get to get to know the

person--she really does!

-- Gregg Scott, Funeral Director, Brusie Funeral Home

Rebecca was referred to us through our funeral home to conduct the service for my wife.

She took the time to visit with our family and learn as much as possible about Teresa (my wife). At the service, she captured the essence of my wife’s life and came across as if she knew her forever. Rebecca has been a wonderful resource for our family after my wife’s death. I recommend Rebecca without hesitation. -- John Stall, Vice President/General Manager, Catamount Broadcasting

Rebecca has officiated funeral and memorial services for us. She is such a wonderful person to work with, very thoughtful and kind. Rebecca talks with the family and gains the information to make a truly personalized and special tribute to their loved one. She is a gifted speaker, and has a great understanding of grief and the journey through it. She provides insight, comfort, personalization and closure with her services.-- Dawn McClain, Affordable Mortuary

Or for a wedding...

Rebecca really came at a time when we needed her most! Our original minister was unable to perform at the last minute, and she stepped in and prepared an intimate, inspirational and moving ceremony that was a true reflection of the story that brought us together. We have so many friends that commented on how warm and uplighting our ceremony was, and we know that Rebecca was a big part of that. Our wedding ceremony wouldn't have been the same without her! -- Lisa & Matt

About Rev. Rebecca Senoglu

Rev. Rebecca Senoglu was ordained by The Chaplaincy Institute in May 2002, and has completed a certificate program in Children's Spirituality at First Steps in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Rebecca works as the Cancer Support Program Coordinator at Enloe Cancer Center in Chico, California, where she has developed programs like the “Telling Our Stories” writing workshops, the VIVA! Support program for kids living with loved ones who have cancer, and the Enloe Cranes Project community healing arts and outreach project. For 10 years, Rebecca served as a volunteer for the Spiritual Care Team at Enloe Hospice, and she has served as Treasurer of the Chico Area Interfaith Council (2003-2010). In 2007 she became an adjunct faculty at the Chaplaincy Institute teaching others about community ministry and creating meaningful memorials. In 2009 she completed an extended unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento where she gained experience as a chaplain in a Level I trauma center. Since 2003, she has been employed by Chico funeral homes and by As You Like It Wedding Ceremonies as an officiant. In 2013, Rebecca became a certified Home Funeral Guide and with Malama Macneil formed the Alliance for Support and Education in Dying and Death. She is a member of the Chico Friends Meeting (Quakers) and lives in Chico with her husband, 

Services Include:

  • Personalized and Meaningful Memorials
  • Creative Tools for dealing with death and grief
  • Home Funeral Guidance (teaching families how to care for their own dead)
  • Weddings and other ceremonies


Ceremonies and memorials are generally $200-300 in and around Chico. For events outside of the Chico area, there will be an additional charge of .50/mile (negotiable). Home Funeral Consultations begin at $150 for initial consult and then are priced according to the services desired. Bereavement counseling is $40/hour. In cases of economic hardship, a sliding scale will be considered.

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