Brad Stetson, Ph. D.

---An Interdenominational Christian Chaplain providing compassionate and personalized memorial services

I understand the difficult experience of profound loss, and I deeply respect people’s desire to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one in a dignified, meaningful manner. I sensitively assist bereaved families prepare memorial arrangements that they find fitting and gratifying, and which fully honor the unique life they so personally cherished.

Anywhere in Southern California, I am available seven days a week as a:

+ Funeral Officiate

+ Graveside Speaker

+ Memorial Service Leader

You are always welcome to contact me directly at: 714-609-4831 or via U. S. mail at:

Brad Stetson

P. O. Box 1248

Tustin, CA 92781

Brad Stetson (Ph. D., University of Southern California) is an author and speaker who has taught at a dozen universities across southern California, including Cal State Long Beach, Biola, Concordia University Irvine and Chapman University.

He's published several books on a wide range of religious and social topics, including Tender Fingerprints: A True Story of Loss and Resolution (Zondervan, 1999, 2000) and Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America (Baywood, 2003). His work has been critically reviewed in academic and popular venues ranging from Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, to the Journal of Church and State, First Things, Booklist and the Wall Street Journal. He has also written for various periodicals, including The Los Angeles Daily News, The Orange County Register, The Los Angeles Times, Grief Digest, and Christianity Today magazine.

Mr. Stetson works frequently as a funeral chaplain and officiate, and has helped nearly 1,500 families memorialize their loved ones in ways that are truly comforting and deeply meaningful to them.

He continues to write on the psychology and spirituality of bereavement, as well as on topics of social and religious concern, in both nonfiction and fiction formats.

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Links to Resources on Grief and Bereavement: (grief support groups) (grief support group)


Brad Stetson


Challenging the Civil Rights Establishment:  Profiles of a New Black Vanguard (with Joseph G. Conti), Praeger Publishers, 1993. 

Pluralism and Particularity in Religious Belief Praeger Publishers, 1994. 

The Silent Subject: Reflections on the Unborn in American Culture (Editor), with a
Foreword by Richard John Neuhaus. Praeger Publishers, 1996. 

Black and Right: The Bold New Voice of Black Conservatives in America (co-edited with
Joseph G. Conti and Stan Faryna) Praeger Publishers, 1997. 

Human Dignity and Contemporary Liberalism Praeger Publishers, 1998. 

Tender Fingerprints: A True Story of Loss and Resolution Zondervan Publishing House (HarperCollins), 1999. 

From Rage to Responsibility: Black Conservative Jesse Lee Peterson and America Today (with Jesse Lee Peterson). Foreword by Dennis Prager. Paragon House Publishers, 2000. 

Living Victims, Stolen Lives: Parents of Murdered Children Speak to America  Routledge, 2002. 

The Truth About Tolerance: Pluralism, Diversity and the Culture Wars (with Joseph G.
Conti) InterVarsity Press, 2005. 

Jewish Sacred Music and Jewish Identity: Continuity and Fragmentation (co-edited with Jonathan L. Friedmann) Paragon House Publishers, 2008. 

Choosing To Survive: Loved Ones of Murder Victims Tell Their Stories
(Editor) Centering Corp., 2017.