Artful Ceremonies. Paulann Sternberg M.A. is a non-denominational minister with a background in counseling, cross-cultural spiritual practices, and the expressive arts. She has been performing weddings and commitment ceremonies throughout the Bay Area since 1987, helping couples create a ceremony that reflects their unique personalities, values and beliefs. Her professional yet warm and welcoming approach immediately puts clients and guests at ease. She can recite text in Spanish, Italian, French & transliterated Hebrew. Out-of-town clients and short notice ceremonies a specialty.