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Team Bios

Lavinia Spirito

The Founding Team Teaching Leader for CWBS. Though she grew up in Rome, Italy, Lavinia received her BA in Anthropology and Spanish from The University of Michigan, obtained her JD from The University of Kentucky College of Law and has her Masters in Theology from The Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.

Through Renewal Ministries in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she collaborates in their Young Adult Ministry, i.d.916 and is part of the Teaching Team for their annual Summer Institute School of Bible Study. Lavinia is co-host of “Real Living” and “Unpacking the Gospel”, two weekly radio programs on relevant issues facing today’s Catholics. She has led and participated in Catechist and Deacon Formation, RCIA, Adult Education and CCD. Lavinia is active in parish renewal and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the US and Italy.

She prepares and delivers lectures for the CWBS presentations. She and her husband Michael live in Lexington, Kentucky with their two daughters.

Judy Paternostro

The Founding Team Administrative Leader of CWBS. She served as Parent Representative in the Cabinet for Human Resources, Interagency Task Force on Family Resource and Youth Services Centers, Frankfort, Kentucky; has lobbied on Pro-Life issues for the Catholic Conference of Kentucky; and was one of the Founding Service Team members for the Lexington Chapter of Magnificat (A Ministry to Catholic Women). Other Leadership positions include: Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Life in the Spirit Seminars, Alpha for Catholics and Disciples in Mission.

Judy holds her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to serving the Catholic community in many leadership positions for many years, Judy applies her talents in design and marketing as a Buyer and Designer for Benedictus Books and Gifts in Lexington, Kentucky. Currently Judy and husband, Paul; divide time between Lexington, Kentucky and their family in Houston, Texas.

Vincenette (Vinnie) Bush

Vinnie is the Financial Manager for CWBS. She has participated in Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, and Christ Renews His Parish. At the Cathedral of Christ The King in Lexington, Vinnie served on the Parish Council and is active as a Eucharistic Minister and Bereavement Minister.

She graduated with a BA degree in History from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. Vinnie worked in Data Processing for the US Air Force in Rome, NY and for the US Navy in Washington, DC. She gained experience in Sales and Merchandizing for General Mills in Rochester, NY. For 10 years she has owned and operated an upscale women’s clothing business in Pittsford, NY. Vinnie and her husband Carl share their time between their three children and five grandchildren.

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