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 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

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 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 has a been an authorised celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001

  • Owner and Director of Life Skills Training Pty Ltd
  • 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
  • Author of The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy – sold over 7000 copies into 9 countries.
  • Author of Conversations About Death
  • 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