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

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Jennifer Claire FOUNDER AND CELEBRANT SUCCESS COACH

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.

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Helen Jubb TRAINER AND MENTOR

Creating humour-filled ceremonies for modern, fun couples with her own celebrant business, Helen is a former journalist and lecturer based in Sheffield. She is passionate about mentoring future celebrants giving them the building blocks and confidence to establish successful businesses. Helen loves her training role with AMC and puts her passion for weddings in everything she does. When she has time she enjoys improving her photography skills, getting out in the countryside and a glass of wine (or two!).

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Penelope Boycott TRAINER AND MENTOR

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.

What makes a good celebrant

Stewart O'Sullivan TRAINER AND MENTOR

Stewart likes to think of himself as almost a ‘Professor of Love’– having spent so much time working with fabulous couples...in love!
And that’s why you’re here right?!...To celebrate the joy and the magic of two people in love!
With a rich background in the training industry Stewart knows how to truly get the best out of people and with his experience of running his own Celebrant business, he can help you to be the very best you can be! Warm...engaging and supportive –
he will make your AMC journey an incredible one!

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Samantha Kelsie TRAINER AND MENTOR

Samantha has multi-years experience in writing, officiating, creating & coordinating incredible love stories & weddings that rock. Originally a wedding planner but now full time Celebrant, MC and AMC trainer – Samantha has written enough ‘tales of true love’ to last anyone a life time... it’s the best thing about being a Celebrant!
She loves working hard with AMC students to train them as confident celebrants but also to ensure they carve out the celebrant business they’ve always wanted.

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Victoria Wells TRAINER AND MENTOR

With over 15 years experience in the Funeral Industry working as an embalmer, funeral director and funeral celebrant, Victoria has a wide range of experience she loves to share amongst her peers.
Victoria has never viewed working in the funeral industry as a job, but more of a vocation as she is hugely passionate about it!  
"At some point we are all going to shuffle off this mortal coil, so let’s make sure that final journey is a truly awesome one!"
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Helen Noble TRAINER AND MENTOR

Helen is a highly experienced Funeral and Wedding Celebrant working in the industry for many years, officiating hundreds of ceremonies.

As a sought after funeral celebrant, she has a background in theatre management in the west end. 

She views the funeral industry as a profession and is paving the way in educating the public about their options when saying goodbye.

AMC GLOBAL mentors

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.

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Frances Cave MENTOR: WEST COUNTRY, ENGLAND

Devon based Fan of Fanfare Ceremonies creates ceremonies with a modern take on tradition that are filled with fun humour and sincerity. She loves the bond and trust that develops with her high end clients and feels privileged to be entrusted with the responsibility.

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Janine Hailey MENTOR: 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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Nikki Smith MENTOR: SCOTLAND

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 O'Donnell MENTOR: SOUTH EAST ENGLAND/FRANCE

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.❤️

What makes a good celebrant?

Susan Stuart MENTOR: MIDLANDS

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 Patrice MENTOR: 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.

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Sarah Jayne Hall MENTOR: NORTH WEST ENGLAND

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.

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Debbie Skyrme MENTOR: 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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Naihm Callery MENTOR: IRELAND

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.

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Sarah Hatjipavlis MENTOR: 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

Ready to find out more
about a career as a celebrant?

Choose your course and learn more.

AMC FUNERAL CELEBRANT CERTIFICATION

Do you want to support others in some of the toughest moments in life?

The Certificate in Funeral Celebrancy is a full access online comprehensive course with dedicated 1-2-1 mentoring and covers all aspects on how to run a consistently booked funeral business.

AMC WEDDING CELEBRANT
CERTIFICATION

Do you dream of officiating weddings?

The Wedding Celebrant Certification is the ultimate training programme for you providing you with video tutorials, 1-2-1 mentoring and covers all elements of running a successful business in the wedding industry.

AMC NAMING CELEBRANT CERTIFICATION

Love new beginnings?

The AMC Naming course covers everything you need to know to become a confident and sought after Naming Celebrant and officiate beautiful ceremonies for all new starts. You’ll also learn how to run a successful business.