We want you to be the best celebrant you can be

We're passionate about your success

The Academy of Modern Celebrancy mission is to train you to be a confident celebrant and to run a successful business. Our team is made up of nothing more than already successful modern celebrants as there is nothing like being taught by others that know the industry!

Meet the Team

jennifer-claire-celebrant-coach | Founder of The Academy of Modern Celebrancy


Jennifer has worked in the celebrant industry for over 10 years. Fully booked after a year and working in high-end ceremony, Jennifer transitioned to become the Celebrant SuccessCoach and has worked with 1000’s of celebrants to grow their businesses. She is the Founder of The Global Celebrant Directory, is a judge on the TWIA awards, best selling author and is an award winning industry expert. There isn’t much she doesn’t know about officiating top ceremonies and cannot wait to show you exactly how to be the best celebrant you can be.



With over 20 years industry experience, Penny really knows about what makes for an incredible, modern and personalised ceremony. A former Registrar now sought-after celebrant, she is dedicated to sharing the knowledge and experience of thousands of ceremonies with AMC celebrants and is something she feels privileged to do. Her passion to offer everyone unique and imaginative ceremonies for every life moment has enabled her to travel the globe doing a job she loves. She loves nothing more than the hustle of a little coffee shop and is rarely without a chocolate bar to hand.

Miranda Ash AMC Mentor


Miranda has been a Celebrant for some 10 years and has conducted ceremonies all over the UK as well as other parts of the world marrying her love of storytelling with learning about different cultures! Miranda prides herself on offering relaxed, inclusive, and fun ceremonies! Miranda is also a leadership coach and mentor to CEOs of SME’s and has had a varied career in a variety of roles from Social Work to Fundraising and Events - which have provided a great foundation for becoming a Celebrant! She’s thrilled to play a part in AMC, shepherding students as they learn about the wonderful world of celebrancy!
Angela Maughan AMC Mentor


Angela is a fully booked ordained celebrant living and working in Scotland. Her background in nursing and homeopathy, is caring,  loving and organised and she really listens to the wants and needs of her families and couples.  She has been a busy celebrant for over eight years and is seen as the go to celebrant in her area. She was one of the first celebrants to train as a celebrant + and she is an active member of Coffin Club Caledonia.

Angela has trained and mentored celebrants for several years and she is thrilled to be asked to be part of the AMC team. She is looking forward to walking alongside students helping them to be the best celebrant they can be, with the right tools in their toolbox, ready to step into the wonderful world of ceremonies.

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After a long career within the financial recruitment industry, progressing from the position of Sales Support to Regional Director, Tara then decided to step away from the corporate world.  She completed a lifelong ambition to study for a Masters in English Literature before retraining as a Celebrant in 2019.  Since then Tara has applied a multi-layered approach to building her Celebrant business in the South-West of England.  Being consistent and disciplined has led to multiple bookings and the development of some excellent relationships across the industry. 

Tara is extremely passionate about her career within the Celebrant world and is very excited to be a part of the AMC team.  She hopes to be able to motivate and share all her knowledge and experience with future students.



Sonal is an Award-Winning Celebrant, Toastmaster and Public Speaking Expert. After 20 plus years as a Civil Servant, Sonal is now doing what she loves to do. She really knows how to engage and interact with couples and families both before bookings, during the creation of ceremonies and on the day. Sonal has good knowledge and experience of the Asian Religion and Culture and specialises in both Asian and Multicultural Life Events, in the Uk and across the globe. Sonal is able to combine and merge rituals from different religions and cultures, ensuring that respect is given at all times.

Her creativity, her communication skills and her ability to sing make Sonal an invaluable member of the AMC team. Sonal loves Chips, Cake, Chocolate and Champagne.

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Niamh Callery was immediately hooked on ceremonies after her first wedding in 2018.

She lives in the sunny southeast of Ireland with her civil partner, Aly, three young foster children (ages 7 months to 9 years old), three dogs and five cats.

Being a foster parent adds an extra dimension to parenting with regular extra meetings  woven into the usual busy fabric of family life. 

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AMC Global Support Team

Want to shadow a celebrant and see how the job is done in real life? Becoming an AMC celebrant means you get the backing of an amazing team. We offer you the chance to join one of our celebrant mentors out in the field. Join a day in the life of one of these amazing celebrants so you are ready to rock your first ceremony with confidence.


Janine HaileyMENTOR: WALES

Creating fun, natural and relaxed ceremonies for couples that ooze love for each other, and for their families, is Janine’s absolute passion as a celebrant. Working in the service and
training industry for many years, with a Celebrant Business based in Swansea, Janine radiates warmth, and connectivity, which shines through every word crafted for each of her unique, personal and heartfelt ceremonies.

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Niki is a fully qualified Independent Celebrant and Marriage Officer with TLC Faith group in Bonnie Scotland. Becoming a Celebrant was the most natural thing in the world to Niki. She
has worked with people from every walk of life in the past and just loves people. Being able to help couples create perfect ceremonies makes this the perfect job!

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Karina is an award-winning celebrant based in Kent, covering the South East and Northern France. She is passionate about her couples and their weddings and creates ceremonies which are full of love, lots of laughter and little twists of individuality. Karina comes with a wealth of experience after being in the wedding industry for nearly 30 years and loves talking about weddings.❤️

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Susan’s raison d’ être as a Celebrant is to create wonderful and unique ceremonies for couples who want a relaxed and fun vibe on their wedding day. Living in Leicestershire, Susan has a background in teaching and is a passionate people-person.

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Jennifer PatriceMENTOR: LONDON

Jennifer is known for her loving and sincere ceremonies delivered with her usual calm and warmth; her motto to her clients is “from my heart to yours”.

She has two decades of event experience helping to plan many weddings, Christenings and important life moments. In addition, Jennifer works on events for one of the UK’s most famous educational establishments The British Library.



A modern and open-minded celebrant, Sarah Jayne encourages clients to think outside of the box and make their occasion truly their own. A former TV Director, she knows how to put on a show. Celebrant SJ is smiley by nature, but takes ceremony seriously.


Debbie SkyrmeMENTOR: SPAIN

Debbie Skyrme is an international award-winning Celebrant in southern Spain. She officiates bilingual marriage blessings in the Spanish sunshine by weaving those quirky little things you first fell in love with into your perfect wedding, elopement or vow renewal ceremony.

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Specialising in outdoor ceremonies with a personal, modern twist on ancient Celtic rituals, Niamh is passionate about infusing each element of the ceremony with the couple’s unique love story. A laughter filled planning process leads to relaxed fun ceremonies.


Sarah HatjipavlisMENTOR: GREECE

Sarah is based on the Island of Rhodes and is an independent celebrant in Greece with years of experience. She writes and performs fun, witty and emotional English/Greek ceremonies all with a little ‘sparkle’ of Greece. Grecian Ceremonies-Creating lifelong memories.

When you join the AMC, you will become part of a team of celebrants that will
help you to push your business forward

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AMC Funeral Celebrant Training & Certification

10 comprehensive modules

Flexible Online access

16 weeks 1-2-1 expert mentoring

Weekly Group Q&A sessions

Full Business Set Up Support

All templates & documents you need

Facebook group access

Fully certified AMC qualification

Exclusive AMC discounts on celebrant website, branding and The Celebrant Directory.

AMC Wedding Celebrant
Training & Certification


7 comprehensive modules

Flexible Online access

12 weeks 1-2-1 expert mentoring

Weekly Group Q&A sessions

Full Business Set Up Support

All templates & documents you need

Facebook group access

Fully certified AMC qualification

Exclusive AMC discounts on celebrant website, branding and The Celebrant Directory.

AMC Naming Celebrant Training & Certification


5 comprehensive modules

Flexible Online access

10 weeks 1-2-1 expert mentoring

Weekly Group Q&A sessions

Business Set Up Support

All templates & documents you need

Facebook group access

Fully certified AMC qualification

Exclusive AMC discounts on celebrant website, branding and The Celebrant Directory.