Our Trainers

Sally Cant

Dudley Raine

Dudley has a been an authorised celebrant since 2009. Training and assessing celebrants for 12 years.

  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC42608 
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE
  • Training and Assessing celebrant for 12 years.
  • Flight Service Director Air New Zealand 1972 – 2002. Team manager and Crew trainer 1998 to 2002,
Jo Massey

Jo Massey (Admin)

I've been a celebrant since 2018 and trained through The Celebrants Training College. 

I have an extensive background in Administrative Management. 

My interests outside of Celebrancy is spending time with my beautiful family,  gardening, watching a great netflix series and mountain biking. 

Diploma in Celebrancy, CANZ member

Wendy Barton

Wendy Barton

Celebrant since 2006.

My other interests are family, gardening, yoga, mountain climbing, and reading to keep my mind open and growing.

  • Certificate in Celebrant Studies (AUT)
  • Member of CANZ since 2006
  • Officiates marriages, funerals and a range of other ceremonies
  • Physiotherapist 1979 – 1988
  • Own Physiotherapy and Naturopathy Practice 1988 - 2004
Jane Godfrey

Jane Godfrey

Jane has been a celebrant since 2009.
Jane has experience in a wide range of ceremonies, and she also enjoys the MC role at important occasions.
When not being a celebrant or teacher Jane’s passions lie in the theatre, running through her local forest and along the beach, spending time with her growing family and dear, long-time friends.

  • A proud member of CANZ – Celebrant Association of New Zealand
  • BA – English and Drama
  • Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
  • Diploma in Performance Art (NASDA)
Sarah Gnad

Sarah Gnad

Sarah has been a celebrant since 2011.
She has been a member of CANZ (Celebrant Association of New Zealand) since she was appointed as a celebrant.
Sarah is an experienced marriage and funeral celebrant who values nurturing relationships to create meaningful ceremonies that celebrate life and love.
Sarah studied to gain a Diploma of Primary Teaching (1993) which led to 20 years of full time teaching in primary schools, with a strong focus of supporting learning through The Arts. In recent years Sarah has continued to teach children and teenagers in a part time capacity, while working as a celebrant.
Sarah loves being in the outdoors, especially in the mountains, and she continues to enjoy all sorts of art related experiences that help nourish her soul.

Sally Cant

Sally Cant

Sally has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995. Training celebrants since 2001

  • Owner and Director of The Celebrant Training College (Australia)
  • Owner and Director of The Celebrant Training College (NZ)
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC42608 and a Grad Dip of Celebrancy
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
  • Author of The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy 
  • Author of http://www.conversationsaboutdeath.com.au/
  • Board member of The Groundswell Poject 
  • Member of the inaugural FIMAC - Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Previously Lectured at - RMIT and Swinburne University in Marketing, Public Relations, Celebrancy and Information Technology.
  • Former Vice President of NDAN - Natural Death Advocacy Network
  • 20 years - CEO of Communication Agencies
  • Member of CANZ - Celebrant Association of NZ
  • Corporate MC
  • Award winning artist

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