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.
No Refunds for Cancellations after December 31, 2018
(Arch)diocese, Cemetery or Funeral Home Members
Includes cocktail receptions, all meals and banquet dinner ticket.
Speakers, roundtables and What’s New/What’s Up!
Register online or download the Attendee Conference Registration Packet
Cemetery or Funeral Home Providers
CCFW Annual Conference Schedule
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cemetery Tour
5:00 pm Welcome Reception
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
Meet our Speakers
Westin Verasa Napa
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.
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.