Christ the King

Council of Catholic Women Board

Welcome all Women of Christ the King Catholic Church

The Christ the King, Council of Catholic Women (CTKCCW) works is accomplished through the organization and efforts of our seven “Circles.”  Each Circle is involved in one or more service projects throughout the year.   In addition, all members of the CCW participate in specific parish activities sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) Board.  Our Board is composed of Officers and Circle Leaders with two-year terms of service. 


Women from all stages of life, from new mothers to retirees are represented.  No training is required to become a member.  The CCW is an excellent way to grow in faith, make new friends, give back to those less fortunate, and provide fellowship to women in the process of learning about their faith. 


We offer spiritual strength and renewal.  We present opportunities to live out your faith in service to others.  We provide ways to positively impact others as a Catholic woman leader.  We enable you to make friends and have fun.


We are affiliated with Our Lady of Grace District (OLG), St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW), Florida Council of Catholic Women (FCCW) and the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW).

Meet Our Board Members

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Ivy Willing


Ivy has lived in Tampa since 1984. She and her husband Dan married at Christ  the King in 1990. They have 2 adult children Melisa and Gregg and 10 year-old Hannah. 

Ivy is a member of Circle 16. She is a Eucharistic Minister. She was secretary for Circle 14 in 2010, 2nd Vice President of Christ the King Council of Catholic Women (CTKCCW) in 2011, 1st Vice President of CTKCCW in 2012 and President of CTKCCW 2012-2014. She is also a member of Our Lady of Grace District (Parliamentarian) and the St. Petersburg Diocesan Council of Catholic Women convention Co-Chair for this year. 

Ivy is currently Christ the King Hospitality chair and Faith Formation hostess for Confirmation and First Communion. She works for St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tampa.   

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Pam D'Amore

1st Vice President

Pam is a native of Boston and relocated to the Tampa Bay area in 2003. She and her husband Gene have been members of Christ the King since 2006, when they moved to their current home in South Tampa.

Pam is a proud Step-Mother of three grown children and has five grandchildren, all of whom live in Tampa. Pam has a master’s degree in Public Health and is retired from a 35-year career in Health Care Administration. Most recently, she was the Administrative Director of the Heart Institute at St. Joseph’s  Hospital. 

At Christ the King, Pam has been a member of Circle 16, and recently has joined the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She attends the Women’s Bible Study and will be co-facilitating the 2020 Summer Session. Pam feels honored and blessed to have the opportunity to serve on CCW Board.   

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Theresa Scott

2nd Vice President

Theresa is originally from New Jersey and has been a parishioner at Christ the King since relocating to Tampa in 2010.  She serves the parish as a lector, religious education teacher, RCIA team leader and sponsor, and a founding member of Circle 22. 


Theresa (nèe Morelli) was married to her husband Edward in July 2020 and has been blessed with the joy of two bonus children, twins Noah and Bella. 


Professionally, Theresa has spent over twenty years in technology, analytics, and business strategy. She has worked for Accenture, IBM, and most recently works for Amazon Web Services.  She earned her Master of Business Administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  


Theresa has traveled to nearly thirty countries but is happiest when her home is filled with friends, family and home cooked Italian food.  


She is honored for this opportunity to continue to serve the parish on the Board of the CCW. 


Cathy Hodge


Cathy is a Tampa native and long time member of Christ the King. She is the treasurer of Circle 14 and a member of the Hearts for Healing Prayer Team. She attends the Women’s Bible Study and has helped coordinate the Summer Study for the past two years.

Over the years Cathy has served as a Eucharistic Minister, Coffee House volunteer, and Family Enrichment participant. She introduced

Foundations of Personal Prayer to Christ the King and facilitated two groups through Carol Marquart’s 3-year program of spiritual exercise.

Cathy retired from Delta Air Lines after 28+ years of service. She and Pete are proud parents of their daughter Melanie and their son Jamie. Her most treasured title is “Nani” to Holden, Clayton and Carson. 

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Nuri Siekkinen

Corresponding Secretary

Nury is a lawyer, wife, and mother to two boys--Alec (5) and Thomas (3).  Though originally from Miami, Nury and her family moved to Tampa from the Washington, DC area in 2018.  

Nury's law practice focuses primarily in the area of digital privacy and data security.  She has also engaged in extensive pro bono work on  behalf of Catholic Charities and serving elderly individuals, particularly with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly.  At Christ the King, Nury teaches CCD to fifth graders.  

Nury is grateful for the opportunity to serve the parish of Christ the King through the CCW.


Mitzi Carlin

Recording Secretary

Mitzi's family moved to Brandon in 1985. She and her husband met in 9th grade and were best friends through high school. After graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations and a minor in Japanese, she and Curtis married at St. Stephen in Valrico and immediately moved to Virginia where Curtis started his career in the United States Marine.  Curtis received orders back to Tampa in 2018.  Mitzi and Curtis plan to call South Tampa home indefinitely. Mitzi owns a professional health coaching business and helps people all over the nation with developing healthy habits inside and out. They have two daughters Alicia and Sammie, two sons John and Nicholas and  two  granddaughters, Mary Catherine and Charlotte.  Mitzi started serving in the Church in 1993 when she was first commissioned as a Eucharistic Minister. Mitzi says the most fulfilling ministry to date has been serving the elderly at a retirement/nursing home facility where she orchestrated a weekly communion service and room-by-room pastoral care. She made her Cursillo in 1998 and has been active in her parish communities every place she and Curtis have been stationed. Mitzi is a member of Circle 18. Mitzi is a core team member of THORN Ministries which feeds the homeless on the streets of Tampa every Sunday.


Sarah Steinkopf

Leadership Commissioner

Sarah was born and raised in Tampa. She is a school teacher and fitness instructor. She and her husband Luke are parents to three children, Liam age 5, Lillian age 3, and then one on the way!  

Sarah has been a parishioner at Christ the King for a few years. She is an active member of Circle 20. 


Lilian Panganiban

Spirituality Commissioner

Lilian has lived in Tampa for 25 years. She has been a member and Parishioner of Christ the King for 20 years.  Lilian has participated in and continues to in various ministries in Christ the King: Extra Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist, Sacristan, Purl and Prayer, Adoration and Hospitality. 

She ia a member of  Catholic Women’s Club,  CTKCCW. and Our Lady of Grace District..  Lilian was the Catholic Women’s Club Handmaiden of the Lord Awardee in 2016. She worked in the U.S. Naval Base, Philippines for 20 years and the U.S. Postal Service for 15 years, and retired with a total of 35 years in the Federal government. She graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Business Management


Diane Jones

Service Commissioner

Diane Jones has been a Christ the King member since 2013 when she and her husband and their two sons moved to Tampa.  She is a member of Circle 16 and participates in the CTK Book Club.  She is involved with CTK Boy Scout Troop 45 as a religious emblem counselor, committee member, merit badge counselor, and member of DOSP Catholic Committee for Scouting. 

She is looking forward to serving in her second term with CCW as your Service Commissioner.

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Barbara Byars

Parliamentarian and Bishop's Vocation Fund

Long time parishioner; active in Christ the King CCW, Our Lady of Grace District, St. Petersburg DCCW (board member); former board member, FCCW; long-time facilitator CTK Women’s Bible study; CTK recipient of St. Jude Medal.

Cofounder Renew Haiti; The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Hillsborough County, life member; Salesian Youth Center, board member; former board member and volunteer, St. Michael’s Legal Center; former board member, Catholic Charities of Hillsborough County; former board member Lowry Park Zoo; cofounder of original Spring Auxiliary; 2014, recipient of the Human Rights  Award from the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council.

Graduate of University of Florida and Georgetown University Law Center; mother of 2, grandmother of 2, step-grandmother of 1

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Lisa Legarreta

Past President and Historian

Lisa has been a member of Christ the King parish since 1990 and a longtime resident of South Tampa. Lisa has been married for over 30 years and has one son who now lives in the great state of Wisconsin.


Lisa was a catechist for CTK Religious Education for over 15 years. She was introduced to the Circles at Christ the King when she attended CTK annual Spring Tea event. She became a member of Council of Catholic Women when she joined Circle 14 back in 2012. Lisa felt the Lord guiding her towards this new journey. She served as Chair for Circle 14 from 2014 - 2016. She served as President of Christ the King Council of Catholic Women for 2016 - 2018. Lisa has learned so much since starting her journey with Council of Catholic Women and looks forward to serving for many more years in any capacity where there is a need.  

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Colleen Brown


Past President

Colleen raised her family in South Florida and pursued volunteer opportunities in music, liturgy and religious education ministries while building a career in retail, banking, investment, and business services.

At Christ the King, Colleen is a lector and choir member. She is honored to serve as Past President on the Board of Council of Catholic Women.


As a grandmother, Colleen is interested in family, social justice issues and health and wellness.