I'm so delighted and honored to announce I was invited to participate as a member of the panel. It definitely feels odd, yet oddly gratifying, to be recognized as an "expert." Gives me shivers!
The first thing they asked us to do was tell about our journey to becoming a wedding celebrant. The responses are wonderfully unique. Thankfully, while mine is not the epitome of brevity, I don't believe it is the longest either.
"I am an ordained minister and one of our expected roles is as a celebrant. I always knew this would be part of my responsibilities as clergy. I officiated my first wedding while still a ministerial intern in June 2006 and adored the experience....."
You can read the remainder of my contribution and the other panel member's comments at the Wedding Industry Experts website on this page.