Independent marriage officiant
After having worked in healthcare, legal services, agriculture, the technological world and hospitality services, there was one professional terrain I hadn’t covered – civil service. Although I always said I would never work as a civil servant, I ended up doing just that. As a Special (Marriage) Officiant of the Civil Registry of the Binnenmaas and Hellevoetsluis municipality I am now part of the largest professional group in the Netherlands and am no longer exempt from being the butt of all those bureaucrat jokes. I myself used to love making those jokes – what’s more … I married a civil servant! Now it’s hard to believe it, but … it’s okay, I can be a civil servant … after all, I’m a special one! 🙂
In addition to my work as an independent marriage officiant with my own company, 2Marry, and my duties as Special Officiant of the Civil Registry for the Binnenmaas and Hellevoetsluis municipality, just like any other working mom I have to juggle back and forth between work, family, school, sports activities and family/friends.
Singing is one of my great passions. Since early 2017 I have been enjoying myself immensely singing with Vocal Popgroup Re-Flax from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. Before that I sang for years in the Gospel group Desire from Hellevoetsluis, and I was their chair for eight years.
As a family we often spend entire Saturdays at the athletics track. Athletics are our family sport and as a family we are involved in Voorne Atletiek from Vierpolders: my husband as trainer, me tending the bar and as jury member, and our boys as pupils and junior athletes.
Every Christmas we all go on a two-week vacation for glorious skiing in France. Patisserie and astronomy are also hobbies I like to spend time on.