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Charities’ staffer makes a move

Wendy Oldenbrook
Wendy Oldenbrook

Catholic Charities of the Denver Archdiocese has named Wendy Oldenbrook as their new director of Marketing and Development.

Since 2008, Oldenbrook has served as program director of Catholic Charities’ Father Ed Judy House, which provides shelter, case management and long-term community support to single mothers experiencing homelessness.

As director of Marketing and Development, she will lead the agency in strategically engaging its community of supporters–donors, volunteers and parishes–in a Christian call to charity.

“Coming from the front lines, I have experienced firsthand how deeply dedicated Catholic Charities is to sheltering, feeding and caring for the vulnerable among us,” Oldenbrook said about her new role within the agency.

“At Father Ed’s, I developed a passion for telling the stories of the homeless families I served,” she continued. “While leaving the Father Ed Judy House has been hard, I am very excited by the opportunity to champion our mission on a much broader scale, by raising public awareness of the thousands of lives transformed each year by our entire spectrum of care in Women’s Services, Family and Child Care Services, and Housing and Shelter Services.”

Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities said Oldenbrook’s talents and experiences make her uniquely suited to her new role.

“Her compassion for those in need and her commitment to excellence in everything she does, makes her the perfect person for this position,” Smith said. ” We are very excited for her to take on these new responsibilities.”

Oldenbrook assumed her new duties April 17. Amy Burt, former case manager at Catholic Charities’ St. Joe’s Veterans Home, was named Oldenbrook’s successor, formally assuming her new role as program director for the Father Ed Judy House.

For more information about Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver, visit www.ccdenver.org.

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