Messenger, the leading provider in stationery, funeral service and personalization solutions, has appointed Christopher Iverson as sales consultant for Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii. Iverson has over twenty-two years of experience as a licensed funeral director and crematory manager. His career began in 1998 at Mountain View Memorial Park in Altadena, California. From there, he worked for Service Corporation International for a few years before joining O’Connor Mortuary team in Laguna Hills where he retired as General Manager in 2014. After a few years of retirement, Iverson rejoined the O’Connor Mortuary team and later became the Manager of Mortuary and Crematory Operations for Melrose Abbey Memorial Park and Mortuary in Anaheim, California.

“I am honored to be part of an established market leader in the funeral service supply space,” Iverson states. “I am truly excited about the meaningful products and services Messenger offers to help funeral homes serve grieving families and look forward to working with other funeral professionals in my territory.”

Christopher has begun his comprehensive Messenger training and is working in conjunction with Mike Kane, his predecessor, until the end of June. “Christopher is an outstanding addition to our sales team. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge, experience and a strong passion to serve others with him” stated Kimball Scott, Director of Sales for the Western Region at Messenger.  “We know he will make a positive impact helping funeral professionals in his territory.”


The Messenger Co., LLC, headquartered in Auburn, Indiana, was founded in 1913 by Frank Messenger, who started in the religious calendar business. Messenger has since become the leading provider of stationery, funeral service items and personalization services. In 2019, Messenger acquired Express Funeral Funding, the largest privately-held insurance assignment funding company. Focused on being a trusted partner to funeral professionals, Messenger delivers time saving solutions to increase customer satisfaction and add value. Messenger provides quality product and technology solutions with quick lead times and exemplary service, exclusive partnerships and one of the most experienced and extensive sales teams in the funeral industry. For more information about Messenger, visit www.messengerstationery.com or call 1.800.827.5151.