Hello, I'm Julie Anderson-Johns!
What motivated me to be a celebrant?
One day a friend suggested to me that I become a celebrant.
I asked her why? She answered; because of my bubbly personality, relationships with people, outlook on life and public speaking skills, I would be ideally suited to this role.
I then decided to read about the “elements that make for a top celebrant.” As I went through the checklist I mentally ticked everything off.
Sally Cant, (one of Australia’s leading celebrants, whose books are prescribed reading for The Celebrant School of New Zealand,) “believe[s] a great celebrant will have two qualities that separate them from the rest. They will have a passion for what they do and understand the role they play.”
Whilst studying at The Celebrant School of New Zealand, I realised to become a “sought-after celebrant” required an enormous amount of work and dedication. There was “far more involved than just standing out in the front delivering a pre-written script.”
I was “up for the challenge”. This was what I wanted to pursue!
I now have the honour and pleasure of, in the case of marriage celebrancy, to be involved with couples on the happiest day of their lives. In the case of funeral celebrancy I am able to help others when they have a great need.