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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 on How to balance becoming a celebrant with an existing job


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. 

Jess May AMC Mentor


‘Creative enabling’ is Jess’ signature Celebrant and Mentoring style. It is the distillation of 25 years of varied work. Jess experiences Celebrancy as a creative collaboration in making an Art Work called a Ceremony. It is her creative practice, chosen Art Form, passion and vocation. Enabling Creativity as a Mentor for new Celebrants is the ultimate joy. 

A Theology degree, 10 years trying to become a Priest whilst working in an Arts Centre should set the scene. Jess’ true vocation revealed itself when she was nowhere near a Church. Instead, she was a Celebrant in The Algarve for her niece. She has since won 2 awards for her unique work.

Last year she moved to Brighton from Brum after 22 years where she runs Coffin Club Brighton with her friend Gitte. She lives with 3 Burmese and Mrinal; “the first to show her her colours”.

Lisa Flahant AMC Mentor


Lisa is an enthusiastic and energetic wedding celebrant with a background in performance, marketing and training. She initially worked professionally in the theatre and then spent most of her corporate life organising high profile events, writing creative marketing materials and presenting in front of large audiences, before moving into a specialist role training and mentoring others to do the same. 

Lisa now leads a successful team of award-winning celebrants, all of whom she is incredibly proud, creating and delivering ceremonies of the highest quality in the South West of England.  She strongly believes that couples deserve EXCEPTIONAL ceremonies which are brimming with personality, love and fun, and she can’t wait to support others on their celebrant journeys.


Roz Miles AMC Mentor


As a highly experienced celebrant, Rosalind is passionate about the art of ceremony and celebrating life. Rosalind is a sought-after funeral celebrant, she works all over Central
London and Kent and she has built up strong and trusted connections with the many families she works with.
Rosalind is the owner and CEO of her counselling private practice, she counsels and coaches clients using her wealth of experience and specialisms in grief, loss and trauma.  She is also a writer, speaker, and recently appeared on ITVb.
As an enthusiastic member of the AMC family, Rosalind thoroughly enjoys motivating and mentoring students through their celebrant journey.
Julie Chudleigh AMC Mentor
Our recent graduate said: " It has been my privilege to be mentored by you. As soon as we had the first zoom call it felt so right, and meant to be.
Enormous thank you for your wisdom and kindness shared with me, you have certainly shaped my journey.
It would be my absolute honour conduct your celebration of life; I mirror what you said about it being a good few years off- the world needs people like you!
Thank you, Jennifer and team for matching me with Julie, the perfect mentor.
I am so excited to be at the start of this wonderful journey into a new career and just want to give huge thanks all round."


Julie had been planning on a change of career well before the dramatic twists brought on by the global pandemic; a lifetime in the education system had been rewarding in many ways but she could feel increasing burn-out as a headteacher. What seemed like awfully bad timing put an end to the purchase of a wedding venue, but Julie stayed focused on being content in every moment, wanting a greater sense of purpose in her life and feeling the reward of a job well done;  she trained with Jen as a celebrant and the rest, as they say, is history.

Julie's been propelled into a dream career. She has forged a thriving business across all ceremony types, has written and published two books (with number three on the way) and is delighted to be able to offer mentoring support to others wishing to step into the dazzling arena of celebrancy.


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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

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

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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

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