Our Trainers

Our Trainers

We are very particular about our trainers.  Our trainers have been hand picked by Sally Cant and undergo a series of tests before they can train students, and they must have years of experience as a celebrant prior to being able to train. They come from a broad background and have a high level of skill in training. We are thrilled to introduce our trainers to you:

Sally Cant

Sally Cant
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40116
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC41015 and a Grad Dip of Celebrancy
  • Trainer/Assessor of Cert IV in Celebrancy CHC41015


Sally has a been a celebrant since 1995, Training celebrants since 2001
Author of The Heart and Soul of Celebrancy – sold over 7000 copies into 6 countries.
Author of Conversations About Death
Past President of the Celebrant's Association of Australia
Inaugural Member of FIMAC - Funeral Industry Ministerial Advisory Council
Past Lecturer - RMIT, Swinburne University et al, in Marketing, Public Relations and Information Technology.
Owner and Director of The Celebrants Training College Pty Ltd - and Life Skills Training Pty Ltd
Owner of the Celebrants Training College Pty Ltd NZ
Inaugural Vice President of NDAN - Natural Death Advocacy Network
20 years - CEO of Communication Agencies
Corporate MC
Award winning artist

Ross Wellings

Ross Wellings
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
  • Trainer/Assessor of Cert IV in Celebrancy CHC41015
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC42608
  • Bachelor of Arts Sydney University
  • Dip Teaching Sydney Teachers College
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessing Adults
  • Certificate IV Celebrancy
  • Statement of Attainment Funeral Celebrancy
  • Certificate III Natural Areas Management

After a satisfying and successful career in Secondary Education, I began conducting funerals in 2005 and became an Authorised Marriage Celebrant in 2006.

My life has a happy balance with several volunteer community roles, casual work in schools and other educational organisations and occasional endeavours in Art. Involvement in intercultural experiences has broadened my sensitivity to other cultures.

Membership of Australian Marriage Celebrants (AMC) and the Funeral Celebrants Association Australia (FCAA) and volunteer leadership roles within each have strengthened my Celebrant skills and knowledge. Member of Independent Funeral Planners.

I am anticipating the pleasure of further rewarding work with you, future celebrants, through Life Skills Training and The Celebrants Training College. I am also a professionally trained artist

Charyl Walsh

Charyl Walsh
  • CERT IV Training and Assessment TAE40110 (completed but currently waiting on certificate of TAE40116) 
  • Trainer/Assessor of Cert IV in Celebrancy CHC41015

I am a professional marriage celebrant based in Sydney, Australia. 
I was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1980 and became a Civil Marriage Celebrant in 1994. Since that time, I have been enjoying performing wedding ceremonies, renewing marriage vows and baby naming ceremonies throughout Sydney.
I have been performing weddings throughout Sydney and surrounding suburbs for over 20 years and when you are getting married you want a professional full-time celebrant with experience to ensure your day is a success and that your wedding runs smoothly from beginning to end.

Ingrid Reiger

Ingrid
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC41015
  • Trainer/Assessor of Cert IV in Celebrancy CHC41015

With a background in Administration work and a passion for people, Celebrancy was a natural progression for me.

Married myself since 2004 and running three successful businesses with my family, I became Registered Marriage Celebrant in 2010 after raising two babies in order to follow my genuine interest in people and their stories as I re-entered the workforce in some capacity.

My journey to becoming a trainer has also included working in Administration and as a Funeral Directors Assistant with Perth’s leading Funeral Director, Bowra & O’Dea.

Funeral Celebrant work followed with over 300 funerals officiated, as has a Counselling Diploma and volunteering for Lifeline WA.

Serving others is a true vocation. Celebrancy is a calling for me. I enjoy it and feel I achieve a good work / life balance with this as my vocation.

I bring this to my training role with Life Skills Training. That genuine care for becoming a great celebrant, which hopefully all students shall become!

My family are my life (Brett my husband, Bonnie and Ned my children and Belly my miniature Bull Terrier); and I love netball, bushwalks and vintage wares!!

Bronte Price

Bronte Price
  • Trainer of non-accredited courses only 
I’m Bronte Price, a full-time marriage celebrant. In my spare time, I’m a newsreader, vegie gardener, foodie and piano player.
I’m now heading towards my 100th same sex wedding booking. That makes me very happy and proud! Gay couples I’ve married have told me, almost without exception, that they want a wedding that reflects who they are and how they live their lives. 
I’m the first celebrant in Australia to complete the Certificate in Gay and Lesbian Weddings (US GWI) and I understand how gay weddings can be different from straight weddings.
As a former senior executive in state and local government (most recently as Assistant Director Data Analytics with the Victorian Ombudsman), I’ve picked up some pretty useful skills that I’ve been able to put into practice as a celebrant.

Trish Williams

Trish Williams
  • Trish is the Personal Assistant to the CEO – (Sally Cant)
  • Trainer of the Funeral Course and non-accredited courses only 

Becoming a Celebrant is the best decision I have ever made. I love people and I love weddings and being a celebrant enables me to give each couple a unique and personal ceremony. It is a privilege when a couple chooses me as their Celebrant.

I was born and raised on the West Coast of Scotland before moving to live in Melbourne Australia and because of my heritage I have the ability to speak with both an Australian and Scottish accent at will. Therefore I am able to offer a Scottish flavour to any wedding or not which ever you prefer.

I am heavily involved in a local female choir and was their President for 8 years. I love to sing with the choir as it gives you this wonderful feeling of accomplishment to blend voices and produce this wonderful sound.

Being President of the choir for many years has given me the ability and confidence to speak publicly, being MC for many of our wonderful events. I have a genuine interest in people and love getting to know them and their stories. (Don’t worry I won't burst into song!).

Ann Dally

Ann Dally
  • CERT IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
  • CERT IV in Celebrancy CHC42608
  • Trainer of non-accredited courses only 
  • Statement of Attainment Funeral Celebrancy
  • Justice of the Peace

Celebrant since 2004
Celebrant Trainer since 2010
President, Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc.
Creative Writer
Ann became registered as a Civil Marriage Celebrant in June 2004.
Prior to becoming a celebrant Ann was managing an Asia Pacific Training Environment for two years, acting as Administration Manager servicing over 200 clients and had her own team of experienced administrators.
Ann spent twelve years as Advertising and Marketing Manager for a well known Australia-wide publication and is also a trained sub-editor which she says has been invaluable in her role as a celebrant and a trainer. She also enjoys writing poetry. Her background has proven to be hugely beneficial to her celebrancy work.
Ann loves her role as a Marriage Celebrant. She enjoys the privilege of training and mentoring other celebrants.
Very much a people person, Ann is always striving to create a difference in the lives of people she trains and mentors. Her OPD classes are well attended and her feedback is always of an exceptionally high standard.

Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Trainer of non-accredited courses only
  • Justice of the Peace (Qual) Qld
  • CN404 Instructional Skills Certificate
  • Certificate 1 in Vocational Access
  • ILP201 Individual Learning Plan
  • BSZ303 Train Small Groups

Marriage Celebrant since January 1995. Whitsunday Wedding Celebrant since 1997.  Have officiated at 3000+ ceremonies.  “The Celebrant for the Whitsunday’s”.

Member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants.

40+ years Computer and Software experience, Training, Maintenance, Setup.

Creator of the Celebrant Connection component of the Byronware Celebrant Suite Program used by many Celebrants Australia wide.

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