Meet our Long-term Missionary Cenacle Volunteers
Marina Bach served in South Philadelphia from
October 2011 through August 2012. As an MCV in Hispanic Ministry,
Marina coordinated a variety of literacy, ESL, tutoring and religious education programs at two ethnically diverse parishes in South Philly. She is originally from Maple Heights, Ohio (near Cleveland) and has a degree in Education with a specialization in Integrated Language Arts.
View photos and read more about Marina's work as an MCV on the MCV Spotlight page!
Juan G. Lopez served with MCV from
October 2011 through July 2012, and continues his mission service with the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity (ST priests and brothers). Juan worked with STs and fellow MCVs through their Regional Recovery Initiative. He collaborated with this team to host recovery retreats throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and in New England. Juan is from Passaic, NJ and has a professional background in lithographic print. Juan's own life experience and faith journey motivated him to serve and share the Gospel message with others.
¡Hola! My name is Lorena Meneses-Carrillo.
I was born and raised in México City, 30-something years ago. I have the blessing to serve in St. Joseph Church in Bainbridge, GA. Even though we are a small church we are blessed with diverse and generous people. I’m currently serving as the parish secretary, an adviser for the youth group coordinators and helping coordinate events, activities and outings for the youth group. I serve with Hispanic and Migrant Ministry (translating documents, helping file all kinds of forms, going to doctors appointments, etc.) And I help with whatever a new day brings!
Lorena served as a Missionary Cenacle Volunteer from 2006-July 2012 and continues her service through the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity.
Ron and Dolly Reinhart served as MCVs with the Regional Recovery Initiative from 2010-July 2012, and they continue to serve with the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity. They had worked in related ministries in Northeast Ohio before serving with Missionary Cenacle Volunteers. Their recovery work with MCV began in Stirling, NJ and has spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. They are currently based out of Baltimore, MD.
Read more about their addiction recovery ministry in this news article.
My name is Courtney Paquin and I was an MCV in
Montgomery, Alabama. I am originally from California, which made this a truly eye-opening experience. I volunteered with both Hispanic Ministry and Religious Education. My days consisted of an array of activities including preparing for retreats, teaching English, teaching Liturgy of the Word for children, bible studies, translating at appointments or simply playing with kids. No two days were ever alike! Everyday brought different challenges and blessings. I am thankful to have had this opportunity to respond to the call to service and to be a part of this program!
View photos and read more about Courtney's work as an MCV on the MCV Spotlight page!
My name is Kevin Wright and I served with MCV from 2008-2011.
I worked with the Migrant Ministry and with Hope House Community Service both of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson, N.J. At the beginning of my MCV service I lived at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Cenacle, USA in Parsippany, N.J. and later I lived with the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity at the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, N.J.
Bill and Teresa Carroll we married on May 22nd, 2010, and
they had decided to begin their life together doing mission work! They served in Portmore, Jamaica (near Kingston) from Fall 2010 into Spring 2011. They were actively involved with the youth, participating in the Catholic Schools Ministry by educating the children more about the faith. They also went to the school to do prayer and reflection with the children. Since Bill has a background in teaching, and Teresa has experience working with children, they also tutored third graders who were struggling with reading. In addition, they ran a homework club after school three days a week.