The SNL Beat – Episode 3 – An Interview with Journey to Serve

This article was written by Mike Varanakis, on November 11, 2021

The SNL Beat is your source for all things insurance. In this episode, we’re interviewing Lee Wiensch and Jim Price of Journey to Serve, a new program helping military veterans find careers in the funeral industry.

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About Journey to Serve

Journey to Serve is a new program aimed at recruiting military veterans to careers in funeral service.

Journey to Serve was launched in 2021 by the Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation. It is also co-sponsored by the Funeral Service Association of Canada.

The purpose of this new program is to engage, recruit, and hire more military veterans into various careers within the funeral service profession – including funeral homes, crematories, cemeteries, pre-arrangement counselors and all levels of supplier and support roles.

This program is important because when asked to name their top business challenges, owners and operators of funeral profession businesses rank finding strong employees at the top of the list. This is an especially urgent call to action during times of crisis, such as a pandemic, when the ‘service’ part of the funeral profession really shines and caring, competent employees are needed.

For more information about the program, and to download additional resources, visit

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