Committed to promoting the Order of Christian Funerals and the tradition of Catholic Burial in Catholic Cemeteries.

2017 Conference Program Announced

The CCW board of directors is very excited to announce the line up for the 2017 Annual Conference. With the many changes that are happening in our industry and with Catholic Cemeteries in the Western part of the US, we think you will find this year’s conference very timely and informative. You definitely do not want to miss out!

Register Today – Early Bird Registration Ends March 18

Monday, April 24, 2017

6:00 – 8:00pm
Early Arrival Happy Hour in the hotel atrium

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

12:00pm – 2:00pm
Lake Cruise and Buffet Lunch – transportation from hotel will be provided

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Opening reception – sponsored by Matthews Cemetery Products

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

7:30am – 8:00am
Morning Prayer led by Fr. Christopher Bennett

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast with Suppliers – Sponsored by Memorial Business Systems

9:00am – 9:30am
President’s Welcome by Nicole Lecheler

9:30am – 10:30am
Keynote Speaker Fr. Christopher Bennett
Catholic Funeral Ministry – Working together for our Families

10:30am – 11:15am
Break with suppliers

11:15am – 12:00pm
CCW proposed changes (Cemetery Members)
Vendor Meeting (Vendor Members)

Noon – 1:00pm

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Keynote Speaker Gabe Navarrete, UTG Security
Securing Our Cemeteries and
Protecting Our Assets

2:30pm – 3:00pm
Break with suppliers

Panel with Tim Corbett, Joe Lange, John O’Brien
Is a funeral home or crematory for my cemetery?  Advice from the experts on available options

4:30pm – 5:00pm
CCC Update by Steve Bittner

Dinner on your own or with suppliers

Thursday, April 27, 2017

7:30am – 8:00am
Morning Prayer led by Fr. Christopher Bennett

8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast with Suppliers

9:00am – 10:30am
Keynote Speaker Poul Lemasters
Navigating the Cemetery and Funeral Home Relationship

10:30am – 11:15am
Break with Suppliers

11:15am – 12:00pm
Open Discussion with Panel
Moderator: Nicole Lecheler; Panel: Tim Corbett, Joe Lange, John O’Brien, Poul Lemasters

Noon – 1:30pm
Lunch with Vendors – Sponsored by Coldspring

1:30pm – 3:30pm
What’s Up/What’s New
Moderator: Joseph Lange

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Myron Cotta

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Happy Hour – Sponsored by Paradise Pictures

Banquet Dinner – Wine Sponsored by Paradise Pictures

Evening Entertainment by The Killer Dueling Pianos

Friday, April 28, 2017

8:00am – 9:30am
Membership Breakfast & Meeting – Meeting will take place during breakfast in effort to respect members’ time and travel.



Don’t miss out – Register Today!







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