On Saturday, Sept. 22, in Lakeview Park in Port Clinton, Alan Pedersen will play and speak, bringing his gifts of song and comfort.
Pederson is a bereaved father and nationally recognized inspirational speaker on grief and loss, an award winning singer/songwriter and successful recording artist.
In August of 2001 Alan’s only daughter Ashley was killed in an automobile accident in Colorado. That tragedy took his life in a direction he never imagined. His pain and journey toward finding joy again have been the subject matter of four highly acclaimed CD’s of original songs.
As an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop presenter, Alan has been featured at many international, national, and regional conferences including The World Gathering on Bereavement, The Compassionate Friends National Conference, and The National Gathering of Bereaved Parents of the USA.
His music is popular with bereaved people around the world and is used at hundreds of candle lighting services, balloon and butterfly releases, and by hundreds of professionals and organizations as a healing tool for the bereaved.
Alan’s message is simple, “We were put on this earth to love them for as long as WE live… not for as long as THEY lived.” He believes that healing comes slow, but does come as we reach out to others who share this journey and offer our hand to help.
With a gentle mix of humor and straight-from-the-heart talk wrapped around powerful songs about love and loss, an afternoon with Alan Pedersen makes for a unique, healing and memorable concert experience.
All are invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at this free event sponsored by The Compassionate Friends of Port Clinton.