I hold the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts (Civil Ceremonies) from Monash University

And have received the following awards from my peers

  • Winner of the Civil Celebrants Graduate Association Award for the best ceremony written by graduating student (2004)
  • 2009 Judy Watt Award in recognition of a significant contribution to the continuing development of the Civil Celebrants Graduate Association

I am an active member of:
The Civil Celebrants Graduate Association

I adhere to:
The Australian Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants

However – the best qualification I bring my practice as a Celebrant is a lifetime of immersion in family life!  A lifetime that includes the raising of a family, and now the delight of grandchildren; of voluntary participation in many community initiatives such as “Meals on Wheels”; feminist initiatives within the life of the Christian church; and, in  recent years with Very Special Kids – a wonderful organisation that supports families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

As well, I am a long-standing member of the Ashton-Smith Singers, part of the 2nd alto line-up!  I balance all this with a passion for swimming. I’m a member of the Malvern Marlins and, time and ceremonies permitting, have been known to swim competitively.