Volunteers from the parish work as catechists, teaching Religious Education classes and being role models for our young parishioners. All catechists are required to attend Safe Environment Training, provided by the Archdiocese of Louisville, and are encouraged to become certified by the Archdiocese as well.  Many of our catechists have earned certification as Associate, Advanced, or Master Catechist.

 Our Catechists


Emily Bauer

Emily has been at the Cathedral since 2021.

She lives in Louisville with her husband, Elliott and 2 year old boy, Ezekiel. She was born and raised in Louisville and attended the University of Louisville. She is a stay at home mom, manages the family’s rosary making business, and volunteers at Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center.

She is excited to start with the Religious Education program because she loves the Cathedral of the Assumption and feels it is a wonderful home for her family. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with young adults as they grow in their faith as a religious educator.


Emily Benson

Emily has been at the Cathedral since 2013

She is teaching second grade and preparing the children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion

She lives in Louisville with her husband and 2 boys, Boss and Henry. She went to the University of Kentucky and works in marketing.

She likes our Religious Education program because she absolutely loves the Cathedral of the Assumption.  It fills her up each week to attend Mass and then to spend an hour with our kids. She appreciates the opportunity to watch our kids grow and learn from weekly messages.



Patricia Cervera

Patricia has been at the Cathedral 27 years, minus the 2 1/2 years that she lived in Mexico.

She teaches 1st grade. She has taught religious education for almost 17 years. She was assistant to the leader and led the Children’s church program for several years. She has an Associate Catechists Certificate.

She has two grown children. She was a stay home mom/volunteer for a long time.  She and her husband are physicians. She went back to school and graduated with a Master’s in Public Health in 2018. Since 2019 she has worked at a local nonprofit accompanying the Hispanic immigrant and refugee community in Louisville.

She answered yes to the ministry in order to learn how to teach her own children, but with the passing of time she feels that she is the one that has learned the most, which has allowed her to deepen her own faith.

She likes to participate in the Religious Education Program at the Cathedral because she is able to share with the children her love for our faith, and many of the things she has learned through the years of teaching. Being a catechist has allowed her to learn also from the children.


Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca has been at the Cathedral since 1988

She has worked at JFK Montessori for 9 years

She is teaching pre-K and Kindergarten for 7 years

She has one daughter who is 9 years old and participates in the Religious Education program

Rebecca likes our Religious Education program because she enjoys getting to know the children in our parish.

Kathy Taylor

Kathy Taylor has been at the Cathedral since 1988

She is teaching third grade

Kathy graduated from the University of Louisville in 1978.  She completed her Master Catechist Certificate in 2015

She is retired from the Jefferson District Court Probate Division after 27 years of service

She has two children, Rebecca and Douglas, and one granddaughter

She likes our Religious Education program because she likes to share with the children how Jesus wants them to grow in their knowledge of our faith.  They are few in number, but big in their desire to grow along their own faith journeys.  She said yes to being a Catechist because she believes she grows in her own faith along with the third graders to whom she ministers.