Meet Our Board

The Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver is a 501c3 nonprofit. Their annual board meeting takes place in May. Nominations for board and committee positions are now open! Please contact us for details.

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Petrucelli, President

Elizabeth has been married for 20 years and has three living children. She has been a parishioner at Our Lady of Loreto since 2005 and is a founding member of the Catholic Women’s Conference of Colorado. Her and her husband Jason are marriage prep mentors, are studying to be NFP instructors through the Couple to Couple League, and Elizabeth serves on the grief ministry at Our Lady of Loreto. Elizabeth has a diverse background from serving in the US Marine Corps to assisting women through childbirth. Currently, she runs a bereavement ministry for pregnancy and infant loss and teaches childbirth education at a local hospital. Elizabeth’s desire for the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver is to bring Catholic women closer together through holy sisterhood by providing an outlet for learning and growing in their Catholic faith; especially those who have fallen away or like her, do not have a strong understanding of how to be authentically feminine. Elizabeth feels the Holy Spirit has truly called her to this role and she is serving as a vessel.

 

Barbara Breslin, 1st Vice President

Barbara has been married to her wonderful husband, Jack, for 32 years. Together, they have a daughter, Claire, who lives and works in Oklahoma and they are planning her wedding for later this year!

She is a Pediatric Physical Therapist specializing in working with children from birth to age 3. Her family has been parishioners of Our Lady of Loreto for the last 14 years.  Barbara is a founding member of the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver.  She is thrilled to be part of the Board this year. If you ask Barbara what she enjoys most about being a part of the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver, she would say, “It is very fulfilling to share our Catholic faith with fellow sisters in Christ.”

Wendy Rhodes, 2nd Vice President 

Wendy Rhodes and her husband Bobby live in Parker, Colorado and are active members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Littleton.  Wendy has served as an Americorps Volunteer for underprivileged youth in San Antonio, Texas, walked across America and parts of Canada for the pro-life cause, and is currently involved in local politics in promoting and defending the dignity of life at all stages.

She received her Bachelors degree in Religious Studies from Benedictine College and Masters degree in Counseling from Regis University. Wendy is a founding member of the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver. Her desire is to inspire Catholic women to embrace their call to authentic femininity and to recognize their important role in the Body of Christ and the mission of the Church.  She feels honored to have the opportunity to serve on the board and meet other incredible women who share the values and mission the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver represents.

 

Theresa Paul, Treasurer

Theresa has been married to her husband, Steve, for 30 years. Together, they have three grown children and four living grandchildren who all bring the greatest of joy to her life.

She is a parishioner of Ave Maria Parish in Parker and is a strong advocate of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) Theresa has been involved in the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver for two years as a volunteer and now serving on the board. If you ask Theresa what drew her to volunteer for the conference, she would say, “It is humbling to walk on this journey to Christ with other faithful women and to witness the Holy Spirit being active and present in our lives.”

 

Catherine Miller, Secretary

A parishioner at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish, Catherine is a founding member of Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver. Married to her husband, B.J. since 2000, they have four children, two of whom are still at home attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese. She’s active in the pro-life ministry at her parish and, with her family, volunteers with Christ in the City. Catherine has held various leadership roles in her career in Information Technology and currently is a project manager for a large technology company. Prior to her corporate career, she served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. A graduate of the Denver Catholic Biblical School, Catherine believes that it’s essential for Catholic women to come together as sisters in Christ to understand what it means to be fully Catholic and to embrace the gift of their feminine genius as endowed by God.

 

Advisory Council

Father Nick Larkin (Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Loreto)