The Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver is a 501c3 nonprofit and is endorsed by the Archdiocese of Denver. The Catholic Men’s Conference of Denver is seeking endorsement and is a subsidiary of CWCD.
Board of Directors for CWCD
Elizabeth Petrucelli, President
Elizabeth has been married for over 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. She serves on several ministries at Our Lady of Loreto to include the marriage ministry and grief ministry. Elizabeth has a diverse background from serving in the US Marine Corps, assisting women through childbirth, and directing a hospital security program. Currently, she has authored three books and runs a bereavement ministry for pregnancy and infant loss while teaching 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. Elizabeth feels the Holy Spirit has truly called her to this role and she is serving as His vessel. Elizabeth most recently began attending the Denver Catholic Biblical School.
Barbara Breslin, 1st Vice President
Barbara has been married to her wonderful husband, Jack, for 33 years. Together, they have a daughter, Claire, who lives and works in Oklahoma and was recently married!
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 31 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 a board member for two years. 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.”
Brittany has been blessed to be married to her husband, Shawn, for 10 years and together they have a beautiful daughter, Evelyn. Her and her family have been parishioners of Our Lady of Loreto since 2011 and they fully came into the Catholic Church in 2012. Since that time, her faith in Jesus Christ and His Church has grown exponentially.
She is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and works with men and women with a history of heart disease. She also teaches online courses to international pharmacy students at University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her newest adventure is teaching about contraception to Catholics and non-Catholics; promoting the dignity of life and the meaning of marriage. She is very honored to be on the board for the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver and her goal is to empower women with the truth of their faith and their significant role in the Church.
Father Nick Larkin (Chief Spiritual Advisor)
Father Nick is the pastor at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Denver, CO. He has been the spiritual advisor for CWCD since 2018 and is also the spiritual advisor for CMCD.
Board of Directors for CMCD
Greg Gompert, President