Brent became a Celebrant during 2017.
The original focus was to start officiating weddings however, Brent was picked up by a couple of Funeral Directors and launched right into officiating funerals and memorials.
A humbling journey of compassion with families to help celebrate a loved one and, collaboration with industry partners to help the celebration be seamless with Brent having officiated over 80 funeral services.
During mid-2018, Brent began the focus on officiating weddings and/or vow renewals. Referral bookings have grown and the 2019/2020 “happily ever after” season still has openings available.
Brent holds the Diploma of Celebrant Studies with The Celebrant School and is a validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (VCANZ).
He balances life as a Youth Mentor for the Graeme Dingle Foundation, freelance illustration, volunteering for the The New Zealand Blind Foundation taking visually impaired members for rides on the back of a tandem, adventure travel and, sometimes getting asked to speak about all of the above so as to influence people to reboot their ‘living life to the fullest’ trajectory.
Brent is married with two adult children.
Brent would welcome an opportunity to discuss working with you in the future – whether a ‘love’ story, a ‘life’ story, or a story of ‘transition.’