2018 Catholic Woman of the Year: Christy Frank
Christy Frank is…
*Parent Board President at Mater Dei High School
*Founder and Director of “Magical Builders” for underprivileged children
*Director for the “Jamma Jingles” Pajama drive for foster care and abuse shelters
She has a deep passion to serve and reach out within her community. Her leadership skills have served her well in the capacity of co-chair, chair, assistant, Vice President, coordinator, president, leader, board director, and event chair on many occasions and for several organizations.
Challenging circumstances don’t seem to stop her one little bit. She is a volunteer, a fundraiser, a founder/director, co-founder and has been the recipient of a Lifetime Membership Award. I could go on and on and so has she, for 30 years! She is married and has three children who serve together as a family.
She has worked tirelessly for Magical Builders and its mission of “Building Dreams Through the Eyes of Children”. Magical Builders has helped renovate and build dozens of Children’s Charity Facilities. Through an organization called Jamma Jingles, thousands of NEW pajamas are collected for children in Orange County and throughout the country at Christmas time.
Congratulations Christy Frank, who was nominated by Mater Dei. Her parish is Our Lady Queen of Angels.
2017 Catholic Woman of the Year: Beverly Krassner-Bulas
Congratulations to a lady who has LIVED her faith for years. She lectors, delivers the Body of Christ to the homebound, she is on the Respect Life committee, attends weekly Bible studies, is a Children’s Ministry volunteer and brings Communion to those in Juvenile Hall. Furthermore, she does food delivery through the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Vincent de Paul Society and assists the Knights of Columbus. In her community, she is involved with Mercy House, the Garden Club and so much more. She has been on the board of several organizations showing her leadership and compassion. Challenging, laborious work doesn’t seem to stop her one bit. She is a volunteer, a fund raiser, a beekeeper and we could go on and on and so has she, for about 50 YEARS! Her family and friends know that this woman of God who is a single mom, registered nurse and assisted Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta with the lepers, the destitute and the dying is the 2017 Catholic Woman of the Year!
2016 Catholic Woman of the Year, Patricia Doyle
For over 18 years Patricia Doyle has volunteered in the RCIA program at her Parish, San Francisco Solano; and for the past 8 years has been director of the program. Her focus during the past 5 years has been assisting three cancer patients with care, meals and coordinating their special needs. She is also the SFS Parish Representative for Cursillo and has given talks during five Cursillo Women’s Weekends. In addition to be a Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Coordinator for Communion Services to adults in Assisted Living, Patricia also is part of a Moms in Prayer group and hosts a weekly Cursillo Prayer group. Patricia was a leader in creating the St. Veronica’s Guild; a project that allows volunteers to do laundry for homeless families which makes attending school regularly easier for children without a permanent residence. She has worked on several house builds in Mexico and has hosted Foreign Exchange students. Patricia also opens her home to Catholic Singles and has hosted several events for Singles to meet and explore new options for their time and talents. Patricia is a Real Estate Broker, an avid tennis player and has a passion for travel. She has 2 children and is the proud “Gigi” to grandchildren Gracie and Connor.