We are excited to introduce the 2018-2020 MCCW Worldwide Board.
Kim Miller, President
Hi there! An Army wife for 16 years, I live at Fort Bliss with my husband, Geoff, and our three kids. I’m originally from the Central Coast of California, so this brings us a little closer to home! My MCCW journey started ten years ago at USAG Hohenfels, Germany, where I joined CWOC for the first time. I have been on the MCCW-Worlwdie board for four years – as stewardship coordinator and vice president for formation – and am excited to use all I have learned in that time to lead our ministry over the next two years!
Aly Tugaoen, Director of Forum
Aloha! I am Aly Tugaoen. I have been happily married to my husband for sixteen years and God has blessed us with two children, one boy and one girl. Like so many of us, we keep busy with the children’s after-school sports, but always find the time do so things as a family, like running, hiking, and surfing. Proudly serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, I am happy to be a part of the greatest law firm in the country, the JAG Corps! I have served in CWOCs in a variety of positions such as Vice President, Interim-President and Hospitality chair. I have also served MCCW as a past Pacific Region Coordinator and most recently as a Historian.
Nancy Belmont, Director of Faith Formation
Nancy Belmont has been involved with local CWOC groups since February 2002. Having served as a chapel board president and faith study leader, she also presented a Journey of Faith module on ministry to women with young children at the 2016 MCCW Worldwide Forum.
As a proud Army spouse, one of her favorite assignments was when the family lived on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. She explains that the Catholic parish they attended, and the many cultural opportunities, were top reasons for this favorite location. She would also love to go back to Europe with teenagers, and San Antonio is also a top contender because she, “appreciates the Catholic flair and vibrance.”
When asked how she has been strengthened by God’s Grace during her family’s military service, Nancy had this to say, “We have had to trust that God would shepherd us the entire way. Whether it’s making tough career choices or ranking duty stations, we educate ourselves, make the best decision for our family, and trust in God’s provision. He has always brought amazing people into our lives to support us if we were open to His help.”
Joan LaPore, Director of Regional Coordinators
Greetings from Wright Patterson AFB, OH! This is our last PCS with the AF and what a ride it has been. With God’s grace, my husband will retire in 3 years. Ohio is my home state and I’m learning to act like it! I am happy to be volunteering again with MCCW as the new Director of Regional Coordinators. We have 3 grown children and are learning how to become empty-nesters. I recently finished my MSEd degree and work part-time in the local Catholic schools in Dayton.
Elizabeth Tomlin, Director of Financial Stewardship
I have been active in Catholic military communities since marrying into the Army and have a passion for evangelization and teaching. A past MCCW president, I am always inspired by the relationships formed through MCCW and the spiritual growth that occurs in military women, and their families, through this ministry. An attorney by profession, I am the General Counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. Together with my husband Greg, who serves in the Army Field Artillery, we are raising our three children.
Bevin Landrum, Director of Communications
Bevin Landrum grew up in Georgia, but has lived around the world over the last 25 years as a military spouse. She brings with her decades of experience in nonprofit management, community engagement and marketing and hopes to continue the highest professional communications for MCCW. Bevin is currently living with her husband in Vicenza, Italy. She holds a Master of Arts in Public Relations and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
Eleanor Gentilini, Director At-Large
I have been involved with MCCW for over 40 years. My first experience was attending only one day of a week-long conference in Berchtesgaden, Germany, when it was the primary organization. Immediately I was hooked and held various positions there, including Stuttgart Area President, before returning to the States. Subsequently I served as Western Regional Director during three different periods, and returned to Germany where I again served on the European Board. I was part of the initial team of Journey of Faith Trainers when it was begun in 2002 until recently restructured. In between other assignments, I has been a faithful member of Our Lady of Fort Carson MCCW/CWOC.
Denise Hummel, Director At-Large
I am originally from Nebraska, however my family now calls Virginia “home.” As a Director-at-Large, my focus will be providing support for the co-sponsored seminarians within our Archdiocese for the Military Services. I am passionate about our seminarians – those who will do the work of Christ and be Christ here on earth for many years to come. As a recently retired Air Force spouse, I reside with my family near Marine Corps Base Quantico where we attend mass at Marine Memorial Chapel. I teach Religious Education and am a Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant at my youngest son’s elementary school. My husband and I have five children ages 21, 19, 17, 13, and 6. I look forward to continuing to serve my sisters in Christ and sharing the joy of praying for our promised priests.
Bernadette Kovalsick, Director At-large
Aloha! I come on ‘bended knee” to serve. The oldest of ten children, I was born in the military, was enlisted in the Army for 20 years, and am the spouse of retired military. I have three adult children, plus one in heaven, and am the proud nana of two grandchildren. I have served CWOC and MCCW at the local, regional, and worldwide level. I also serve in many ministries in my Catholic community and at the AMS. It is my pleasure to continue to serve the military and military families of our faith communities. Mahalo!