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 Bennet

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

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

  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC42608 and a Grad Dip of Celebrancy
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment
  • Author of The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy – sold over 6000 copies into 6 countries.
  • Author of Conversations About Death
  • Member of the inaugural FIMAC - Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Lecturer- RMIT, Swinburne University et al, in Marketing, Public Relations and Information Technology.
  • Owner and Director of Life Skills Training Pty Ltd
  • President of the Celebrants Association of Australia
  • Former Vice President of NDAN - Natural Death Advocacy Network
  • National Committee Member of MAREAA - Marriage & Relationship Educators Association of Australia
  • National Committee Member of CCGA - Monash Graduates Association
  • 20 years - CEO of Communication Agencies
  • An Associate Member of the National Speakers Association of Aust.
  • Member of CANZ - Celebrant Association of NZ
  • Corporate MC
  • Award winning artist