Our Trainers

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)
Elizabeth Bennett

Elizabeth Bennett

I’ve been a celebrant since 2008.
With a background in international health and academia, I now combine a busy celebrancy practice with consulting in the health sector. 
On the side, my loves are family, friends and music. I’m especially interested in the traditional music of the Celtic harp.

  • PhD (Melb)
  • MPH (Qld)
  • Certificate in Celebrant Studies (AUT)
  • Member, Celebrants’ Association of New Zealand
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
Sally Cant

Dudley Raine (Admin)

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,
Deb Woodfield

Deb Woodfield (Admin)

Celebrant since 2018
Trained with Celebrant Training College in 2019 for Marriage Celebrancy & Law, then Creating Excellent Ceremonies.
In 2022 she also did the Funerals training and also became the administrator for Celebrant Training College in New Zealand, so she has first-hand experience of the training modules and assignments.
Debbie is about to officiate at her 160th wedding and says that becoming a celebrant has been an excellent decision for her. She plans to teach at her local primary school a lot less, and spend more time being a wedding and funeral celebrant.

A good ceremony can change lives.
A great ceremony can transform lives.

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