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.
Conference Board for CWCD
Melyssa Campbell, President
Melyssa is a cradle Catholic from Denver and lived in Spain for six years before marrying her husband Daniel. They have four young children who run circles around them and givem them unending joy. From a young age, Melyssa apprenticed her mother, learning the in's and out's of event planning. From this exposure, she learned she had a passion for bringing people together and making ideas become a reality. Melyssa strongle believes that faith can move mountains by daily fostering an interior life with Christ. She hopes to spread this believe to women through the Catholic Women's Conference of Denver.
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 at All Souls in Englewood 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.”
Amanda Mazzuca, Secretary
Amanda has been married to her husband, Ozzie, for 18 years, together they have two older boys. They attend St. Gianna Beretta Molla Church. Amanda works with and advocates for the homeless and domestic abuse survivors.
Amanda’s passion is to share her faith with others, watching people’s eyes lit up when they learn about Christ. Amanda loves to visit churches to study the architectural work and the details of the stained glass. In Amanda’s spare time you will often see her reading about the lives of the Saints, she feels we can relate our lives to the Saints and believes there are Saints among us. Amanda is a Senior Financial Analyst and holds an MBA and BA in accounting. Amanda has taught sacramental prep classes and Catholic youth groups for many years and is in her 1st year of Denver Catholic Biblical School. Amanda feels one should always be studying the faith to grow in Christ’s infinite love and handing down the faith by teaching or volunteering. Amanda is honored to serve on theBoard and looks forward to sharing God’s gift of femininity with other sisters; while sharing there is no sin, no distance from Christ that can’t be forgiven.
Barbara Breslin - Board Member
Barbara has been married to her wonderful husband, Jack, for 33 years. Together, they have a daughter, Claire, who is married and lives and works in South Carolina!
Wendy Rhodes, Board Member
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.
Brittany Todd, Board Member
Brittany joined the Catholic Women's Conference of Denver after attending the inaugural conference in 2016. She has felt called to bring the faith to women in the community to help them grow closer to Christ through prayer, catechesis, and friendship. She is passionate about educating women the Catholic faith while balancing knowledge with the mystery of the faith. Not only does she feel the call to bring the faith to others, but being involved in the Catholic Women’s Conference of Denver has brought her closer to Christ as well!
Brittany was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. She married her loving husband, Shawn in 2009 and together they have three living children, one child on the way, and one in heaven. She is a stay-at-home mother, homeschool teacher and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. She owns her own consulting pharmacy business where she helps manage medication regimens in complex patients. Brittany was the Secretary for the Conference of five years and has now switched to a Board Member and the Volunteer Chair. Her family attends a local Latin Mass where they can feel their faith grow continually.
Father Adam Bradshaw - Spiritual Director
Father Adam was ordained a priest on May 25, 2019 and was assigned to Spirit of Christ parish in Arvada for three years as the parochial vicar. He is currently assigned to St. John Vianney Theological Seminary as a house father for men in formation for the priesthood.
Father Adam has been the spiritual advisor for the CWCD since 2001 and has expressed the deep honor he feels in being with women who are passionate about their Catholic faith. "I am deeply convinced of the need to promote authentic and holy femininity, both in the culture and in the Church. It has been a privilege for me in my capacity as a priest to help bring the Church's teaching on the feminine genius through these conferences. It is especially important as a priest to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the women on conference day that they may have that personal an intimate encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ."
Elizabeth Petrucelli, Founder
Elizabeth co-founded the Catholic Women's Conference of Denver with Angee Igielinski in 2016 when they were parishioners at Our Lady of Loreto. Elizabeth's desire 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. "There are so many Catholic resources in the area that many of us are not even aware of. Why?" - This was a catalyst for Elizabeth to ask Angee to form this amazing conference. Elizabeth feels the Holy Spirit has truly called her to this role and she is serving as His vessel.
Elizabeth has a diverse background from serving in the US Marine Corps, assisting women through childbirth, directing a hospital security program, and mentoring families through pregnancy and infant loss. She has authored four books, three are specific to miscarriage and she teaches childbirth education at a local hospital. Elizabeth is beginning her 1st year at the Denver Catholic Catechetical School and holds a Certificate in Biblical Studies from the Denver Catholic Biblical School. Elizabeth has been married for over 24 years and has three living children. She and her family are parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Littleton.
Board of Directors for CMCD
President: OPEN POSITION