I started JaYesTa Ceremonies in 2010 to offer ceremonies that celebrate significant life events in a personal way. The name JaYesTa is a combination of the word ‘yes’ in three languages, Dutch, English and Irish. It is an expression of the heartfelt desire to embrace life and all that it may bring, be it by choice or by chance. I believe that there is a universal need for human beings to mark those major changes.
In the process of creating and delivering any ceremony, I am working from my personal belief that all people are created equal and are worthy of unconditional love and respect. This means that all my ceremonies are not only created with you in mind, they are also aimed to transcend cultures, gender, age and sexual orientation.
I was ordained as a One Spirit Interfaith Minister in 2017. I also hold a BA in Theology and Spirituality from Fontys College in Tilburg, The Netherlands and a Post Graduate Certificate in Religious Studies from Trinity Saint David University in Lampeter (Wales).