Rev. Jenne Perlstein MBBS (Medical Degree), BSW (Social Work), AASW (Australian Association of Social Workers), Cert IV TAE (Training Assessment & Evaluation), Cert IV Marriage Celebrancy, CMC- Civil Marriage Celebrant, ACMCV ( Assoc Civil Marriage Celebrants Vic), Grad OSIS), One Spirit Interfaith Seminary NY).
Jenne studied Civil Marriage Celebrancy at the Academy of Celebrancy in 2010-11 and was approved by the Commonwealth Government of Australia to be a Civil Marriage Celebrant in November 2012. Jenne has 29 years experience as a Social Worker with a degree in Medicine, in the areas of health, disability, rehabilitation education, and aged care encompassing, counselling, family work, case work, community development, policy, Aboriginal justice and has worked in the UK.
Jenne has a back ground in non-religious humanism (secular) AND Christianity, (Protestant and Catholic), Judaism and Buddhism and many other spiritual paths including Nature/Earth based ceremony. Jenne is comfortable with ceremonies that embrace all approaches illustrated by her recent graduation from the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York as an Interspiritual Minister She combines these skills to enhance your marriage and celebration or ceremony and her focus is the couple/person she is doing the ceremony for, and their wants.
Jenne has a passion for ceremony, believing that life’s events are wonderful ones to celebrate, but also others that need more recognition – turning 13, divorce, dying, and other unacknowledged life events and losses. Jenne has studied and participated in many spiritual and ceremonial events, workshops, conferences and Retreats, Meditation (Buddhist, Nature based and Kabbalistic), Jungian psychology which assist her intuitive skills in aiding people to illuminate their personal needs in ceremony. Jenne thus has a deep understanding of symbolism, myth, ritual and story.
She has travelled widely in India, Middle East, Europe, Britain and the USA, learning and embracing the world’s traditions, religions, spiritual paths, archaeology ceremonies and life paths.
Jenne’s values are inclusive of all lifestyles, blended families, ethnic or cultural or religious backgrounds.