Our lecturers are respected, practising celebrants, with many years of combined experience.


Kathrine Fraser celebrant

Kathrine Fraser

Director and Lecturer MPhil (1st Class Hons); BA (Soc Sci); NZCS (Chemistry); Cert in Celebrant Studies; CANZ Accredited Celebrant.   Kathrine’s interest in ceremony was sparked in the 1990’s when she attended a particularly unsatisfying funeral for a family friend. … Read More

Kerry-Ann Stanton celebrant

Kerry-Ann Stanton

Lecturer BA., Dip Teaching, Cert. Ontological Coaching, Cert. in Celebrant Studies, Accredited Member of CANZ, Director Inspirita Dance.   Kerry-Ann was amongst the inaugural intake of students into the Certificate of Celebrant Studies, which was the first training programme in the … Read More

Winnie Duggan celebrant

Winnie Duggan

Lecturer BA( Hons); Dip Teaching; Master of Guidance and Counselling; Cert. in Celebrant Studies; Cert. in Clinical Supervision.   Winnie sees her role as a lecturer as bringing together her life skills as a secondary teacher, a counsellor and supervisor, and … Read More

Melanie Stuart celebrant

Melanie Stuart

Lecturer LL.B, B.A.(Hons, 1st class); Cert in Celebrant Studies.   Mel’s background is as a legal editor and solicitor in Wellington, Auckland and London. She was registered as an Independent Marriage Celebrant in 2013, soon after completing her Certificate in Celebrant … Read More

Jean Green

Jean Green

Administrator Jean is the behind-the scenes magician who guides aspiring celebrants through the enrolment process, answers their questions, and ensures they have what they need before they begin their celebrant journey. With a background in diverse administration environments, Jean brings … Read More