Maria Centeno was born in Mexico and moved to Chicago, IL at the age of eleven. Her parents and eleven siblings adjusted to a new culture without leaving theirs behind. Together with her husband Israel, she now enjoys sharing this unique mix of cultures with their three beautiful children; Emely, Cristopher and Gianni. Maria Centeno is grateful to have the support of her family and coworkers to be able to work on her Business Administration and Management Associate in Arts degree. After working for 8 years in retail as a Customer Service Manager, Maria is blessed to have had the opportunity to join St. John Neumann Parish as Secretary in 2017 and looks forward to continue to be part of the St. John Neumann Parish community.