Irene Casale Petrarca was born in Merida Venezuela, where she graduated and worked as a pediatrician for 15 years.
In 2005 she moved to Columbus, Ohio with her family, where she has attended and served at Vineyard Columbus.
She graduated from VLI (Vineyard Leadership Institute) in 2013 and in the same year planted La Viña de Columbus. Irene was the first female pastor to plant a La Viña in the USA, and she has been serving as a pastor there for 10 years.
She recently graduated from Sustainable Faith as a spiritual director. Married for 35 years, she has three adult children and two grandkids. She is passionate about people meeting Jesus, getting to know people from different nations, reading, cooking, gardening, and enjoying nature.
Speakers, hosts, and storytellers include a variety of Vineyard leaders and friends of the Vineyard.