I am a woman who feels a call to work with people around faith and spirituality and how it connects to their daily life. I believe that creating spaces for people to do that can enable people to be more fully themselves and to play their part in making the world a better, happier and more just place.
I work with people to create ceremonies to mark major life milestones, and to create more informal gatherings too. My interest in becoming a wedding celebrant started in 2005 after my husband and I received very positive feedback about our own wedding ceremony : a joyful occasion which we designed and created ourselves. I began training as a OneSpirit Interfaith Minister, in 2018, and was ordained in July 2020. The aim of the training was to equip us to work with people of all faiths and none, and I am committed to finding ways that allow you to express and connect with what you believe most deeply, at the times you when need it most.
To this work of leading ceremony and creating safe spaces for faith exploration, I bring over 20 years of experience of gathering people to create innovative celebrations together, through my work in young adult and family ministry. In addition to training as an interfaith Minister, I have studied theology, Ignatian Spirituality, economics, and nonprofit management, and have worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years in leadership roles, including as manager of an Intercultural Centre, and as a lecturer in nonprofit economics. I also bring a diploma in speech and drama, and a love of creating and holding a space for people to feel connected.
And perhaps most important of all, I bring my experience of being a wife, a mum, a daughter, a sister and a best friend: of the highs and lows of life and what can truly help to mark them.