Meet Our Board

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 24 years and has three living children. She  is a founding member of the Catholic Women's Conference of Colorado. 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 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. She and her family  are parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Littleton.

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.

Barbara Breslin, 1st Vice President

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!

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 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.”

Brittany Todd, Secretary

Brittany has been blessed to be married to her husband, Shawn, for over 10 years and together they have three children. Her and her family attend the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Isidore's after having fully come 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.

Advisory Council

Father Adam Bradshaw (Chief Spiritual Advisor)

Father Adam is the house father at the St. John Vianney Denver Seminary. He has been the spiritual advisor for CWCD since 2021.

Board of Directors for CMCD


Greg Gompert

Shawn Todd

Kirk Vissat