Denise Simeone, a native of Cleveland, is Celebration’s editor. She was previously director of mission and program development at National Catholic Reporter. Other past experience includes freelance consulting, strategic planning and parish and diocesan work in Albany, New York, and Kansas City, Missouri. She co-authored an annual Scripture commentary, Foundations for Preaching and Teaching, for Liturgy Training Publications. Denise is a mother to twin adult daughters and a grandmother of four soon-to-be-five grandchildren.