The CWBS Team
Our Teaching Leader, Lavinia Theodoli Spirito
Lavinia Spirito is 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 the 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.
The leadership team combines professional and spiritual gifts with years of experience to provide peace, power and purpose to seekers.
Our Advisory Board
The CWBS advisory board provides operational and spiritual oversight, keeping the organization focused on its powerful mission.
- Most Reverend John Stowe,
OFM Conv. Bishop of Lexington
- Mr. Peter Herbeck
Director of Missions, Renewal Ministries, Ann Arbor Michigan
- Mrs. Barbara de Movellan
- Mr. Robert Trussell
- Dr. Peter S. Williamson,
S.T.D. Adam Cardinal, Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, General Editor, Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture
- Mr. Doug Culp
Secretary for Pastoral Life/Chief Administrative Officer Diocese of Lexington
- Mr. Rod Stearn
Director of Catechesis and Faith Formation for the Catholic Diocese of Lexington
- Dr. Douglas M. Neuman, D.M.D.
Our Support Teams
The CWBS support teams coordinate and oversee the Bible Study program, research and develop content, and facilitate weekly discussions.
- Local Administrative Staff
- Question Development Team
- Small Group Leaders
- Production Team