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Valli Leone is a native New Yorker, originally born in Freeport, Long Island. After she and her husband, Marty, were married in 1968, they moved to Florida, where they now reside in Key Largo. She is the mother of two sons and daughter-in-law (and love) and six grandchildren. She is a commissioned Ecclesial Lay Minister for the Archdiocese of Miami. For many years she worked as a legal assistant, followed by nine years at her Parish in Miami as Ministries Coordinator and Religion Teacher for the school. Through-out the years, Valli has continued to grow in the Holy Spirit and in the ministries of teaching, Bible study, Eucharistic ministry, Life in the Spirit, as a speaker at Conferences and Seminars, through Catholic radio, evangelization and prayer group leadership. Begging in 2002, she was invited to be a part of a team of 60 priests and lay presenters and traveled with different priests to many Catholic parishes in the U.S. as a lay presenter of four-day Isaiah Missions, a Catholic evangelization effort, focused on God's love, forgiveness, healing and empowerment to share the Good News. Valli presently serves on the Board for Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Miami, on the Service Team of the Jesus is Lord Chapter of Miami Magnificat, is involved in WOW (Women of Worship) and in ministry in her Key Largo parish of St. Justin the Martyr, as well as the ecumenical Gateway Prayer team for the Florida Upper Keys. She cherishes her faith, embraces the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and strives daily to claim and share the joy of the Lord. Her favorite words of encouragement are: Jesus never fails!