2019 CCFW Annual Conference

Westin Verasa Napa
January 28 - 31, 2019

The Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Services of the West’s Annual Conference and Vendor Expo offers a high-quality environment in which those who serve families at Catholic cemeteries, can grow, network and learn.

The industry in which we serve is in constant motion and evolving; our cemetery ministry must change to meet these needs. Together let’s meet to explore new ideas, innovative cemetery practices and grow leadership skills.

Please check back frequently as this page is updated for the upcoming conference.

2019/01/28 08:00:00


Early Bird Pricing through December 24, 2018

No Refunds for Cancellations after December 31, 2018

Attendee Registration

(Arch)diocese, Cemetery or Funeral Home Members
$575 For Member Primary Attendee | Additional Attendees Extra

Includes cocktail receptions, all meals and banquet dinner ticket.

Networking opportunities!

Speakers, roundtables and What’s New/What’s Up!

Register online or download the Attendee Conference Registration Packet

Vendor Registration

Cemetery or Funeral Home Providers
$625 For Member Primary Attendee | Additional Attendees Extra

Includes cocktail receptions, all meals and banquet dinner ticket.

Primary registration fee includes choice of: 6′ Table Display or Travel Light 36″ High-Top Display.

Opportunity to participate in our new Vendor “Face Time”!

Register online or Download the Annual Conference 2018 Vendor Packet

CCFW Annual Conference Schedule

9:00 am – 4:00 pm Exhibit Hall available for vendor setup

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cemetery Tour

5:00 pm  Welcome Reception

7:30 am  Opening Prayer

8:00 am  Breakfast | Sponsored by Biondan

9:00 am Poul Lemasters, “5 Issues That Are Changing Deathcare”

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Vendor Face Time

12:00 pm Lunch | Sponsored by Coldspring

1:00 pm Jake Johnson, “What Do Successful Operations Have in Common?”

2:00 pm Roundtable discussion with Poul LeMasters & Jake Johnson

2:30 pm What’s Up/What’s New

Dinner on your own or with a group.

Please email admin@ccfwest.org if you are interested in putting together a group dinner or would like to join with a group dinner.

8:00 AM Morning Prayer

8:30 AM Breakfast | Sponsored by Biondan

9:30 AM Father Thomas Enneking, “Beauty of the Catholic Funeral Rite”

10:15 AM Ryan Hanning Ph.D, “The Role of the Funeral in the Life of Evangelization”

11:00 AM Vendor “Face Time”

12:45 PM Lunch

1:45 PM Member Meeting

Vendors can tear down at this time

4:00 PM Mass

5:00 PM Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM Banquet Dinner | Sponsored by Paradise Pictures & Batesville

9:00 AM Sedona Scenic Tour and Lunch

8:30 AM Golf Outing

5:00 PM Closing Happy Hour

Thank you for attending – see you in Napa, January 2019!

Schedule will be updated frequently. Check back for most current version.

Meet our Speakers

Jake Johnson

President & CEO, Johnson Consulting Group

Ryan Hanning

Asst. VP and Director of Cultural Advancement, University of Mary Tempe

Thank You Event Sponsors:

Westin Verasa Napa

Hotel Information

Blending downtown convenience with a resort-like setting on the Napa River, The Westin Verasa Napa offers travelers a boutique destination from which to confidently explore Napa Valley.

Registration Information

Call the Westin Verasa Napa at 888-627-7169 and identify yourself as part of CCFW – Catholic Cemeteries and Funeral Services of the West Annual Meeting 2019 or book online by clicking the reservation button to the right.

Rate: $199 plus tax.

Reservations must be made by December 28, 2018. Rooms after this date will be subject to availability. Credit card guarantee is required.

Rates do not include applicable occupancy taxes, currently 14.129%. No mandatory charges are tips, gratuities, or services charges for employees, unless otherwise expressly stated. Your reservation at the Westin includes: underground covered valet parking, guest room wired and wireless standard internet access, local and 800 number calls, one bottle of water each night, access to the heated saltwater pool and hot tub, use of the bocce courts, WestinWorkout Fitness Studio, and business center services. Check in time is 3pm hotel time, and check out time is 12 noon.

Thank you participating vendors - we appreciate your support!

Attending (Arch)Dioceses/Cemeteries/Funeral Homes