An extraordinary listener, tempered with encouragement and measured advice; a creative spirit, happily suggesting and accepting new and innovative ideas: a calm inclusive presence, with an intelligent nuance for understanding a wide variety of people; a fun loving personality, with the ability to find positivity and love while acknowledging challenges and difficult times.
Grounded by her faith she connects easily with all in a natural and unassuming manner. She is resourceful, creative and a facilitator. While a long term family friend I have no hesitation in recommending Jennie for her new calling.
Recently, Jennie helped plan with me and the family the funeral service for her late mother. Her manner was caring and consultative, along with practical efficiency... A pleasure to work with.
I have known Jennie Milne for nearly twenty years, and never fail to wonder at her particular gifts. She carries of sense of ‘presence’ that makes you know you are welcomed – an empathy, a listening, a caring, a desire to walk with you through the deepest experiences of life.
Jennie not only has the characteristics vital for this role but her 20 years of experience working as mentor and guide make her our first choice when choosing a celebrant.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Jennie for over 40 years. Jennie has a quiet presence, a wonderful ability to listen, to empathise and to show the utmost compassion and kindness.