Deanna G. Bartalini, M.Ed.; M.P.A, is a Catholic writer, speaker, presenter, and educator. Married to Deacon John they have two married children. Deanna loves teaching about Catholicism and how it fits into our daily lives. She has served in the diocese of Palm Beach since 1985 in both paid and volunteer positions in the areas of religious education, youth ministry and stewardship. Prior to working in full-time ministry, Deanna worked in the field of English as a Second Language as a teacher, consultant, teacher trainer, curriculum developer and publishing sales manager. Deanna writes at DeannaBartalini.com, and contributes to CatholicMom, Amazing Catechists, and New Evangelizers. She contributed to A Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion published by Ave Maria Press and has written “Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life: Growing in Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control”” one book in the series of the Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women.