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Advocate List


Certified Advocates

Below is the list of the certified advocates for causes for Declaration of Nullity in the Archdiocese of Denver. Although, the Pastor, or other priest in your parish, by virtue of a mandate of the Archbishop can always serve as an advocate and provide pastoral guidance throughout the process, those listed below, have attended Canon Law classes and Continuing Education Courses offered every year since 2015 and are mandated by the Tribunal to serve as Advocate for the Archdiocese of Denver. To pursue a cause for Declaration of Nullity, you will need an advocate. It is always best to work with someone at your parish who can develop a relationship with you and accompany you in this journey.

The Role of the Advocate

The Advocate is a person appointed by a party to defend his or her point of view before the court. Thus, both Petitioner and Respondent may have an advocate. Ordinarily, if both parties agree on the petition, it is sufficient that there be only one advocate to represent both. Each party before the court, whether as Petitioner or Respondent, has a right to an advocate. Normally the advocate will argue for the position of the “client.” However, in ecclesiastical procedure, the advocate is an officer of the court and his or her obligation is the service of truth. Thus, the direction given by Pius XII to defenders is applicable also to advocates, that is, they are not obliged, nor should they advance spurious arguments in favor of their client’s position but, rather, strive to ensure that the court arrives at the truth.

All Saints

Deacon Joseph Vu

Address: 2559 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
Phone: 303-922-3758

All Souls

Deacon Kelvin Brath
Deacon Kevin Leiner

Address: 4950 S Logan St., Englewood, CO 80113
Phone: 303-789-0007


Deacon Henry Concha
Deacon James Blume
Ms. Cynthia Rosenbaum

Address: 1408 EaSt. 36th Avenue, Denver CO 80205
Phone: 303-296-1024

Ascension Parish

Deacon Ruben ESt.rada
Father Dan Norick

Address: 14050 Maxwell Pl, Denver, CO 80239
Phone: 303-373-4950

Assumption of BVM

Deacon Derrick Johnson

Address: 2361 EaSt. 78th Avenue, Denver CO 80229
Phone: 303-288-2442

Blessed Sacrament

Deacon Kevin Heckman

Address: 4900 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207
Phone: 303-355-7361

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

Deacon James Heatwole
Deacon William Martinez
Deacon Charles Goldburg

Address: 401 EaSt. Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80203
Phone: 303-831-7010

Centro San Juan Diego

Mr. Alfonso Lara

Address: 2830 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303.282.3317

Christ on the Mountain

Deacon Michael Grafner
Mr. Don Ferega

Address: 13922 W Utah Ave, Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-988-2222

Christ the King (Denver)

Deacon Phil Harrington

Address:  830 Elm St., Denver, CO 80220
Phone: 303-388-1643

Christ the King (Evergreen)

Deacon Robert Hoffman

Address: 4291 Evergreen Pkwy, Evergreen, CO 80439
Phone: 303-674-3155

Cure d’Ars

Deacon Clarence McDavid

Address: 3201 Dahlia Street, Denver CO 80207
Phone: 303-322-1119

Good Shepherd Parish

Father James E. Fox

Address:  2626 E 7th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80206
Phone: 303-322-7706

Guardian Angels (Denver)

Deacon Gary Evan Miller

Address: 1843 WeSt. 52nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 303 433-8361

Holy Cross Parish

Father Warli de Araujo Castro

Address: 9371 Wigham Street, Thornton CO 80229
Phone: 303-289-2258

Holy Ghost Parish

Father Paul Nguyen

Address: 1900 California St., Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-292-1556

Holy Name (Englewood)

Deacon Don Schaefer

Address: 3290 WeSt. Milan Avenue, Englewood CO 80110
Phone: 303-781-6093

Holy Rosary

Deacon Alfonso Valadez

Address: 4688 Pearl Street, Denver, CO, United St.ates, Colorado
Phone: 303 297-1962

Holy Trinity Parish

Father Carlos Bello

Address: 7595 N Federal Blvd,, CO 80030
Phone: 303- 428-3594

Immaculate Conception Parish

Deacon Steve Vallero
Father Shaun Galvin

Address: 715 Cabrini Drive, Lafayette CO 80026
Phone: 303-665-5103

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Deacon Jerome Durnford
Deacon Paul Louderman
Deacon R Taylor Elder
Father Andrew Kemberling

Address: 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233
Phone: 303-452-2041

Light of the World

Deacon Jesse Taitano
Deacon Joe Donohoe
Deacon Mark F. Wolbach
Mr. Sherwood Owens

Address: 10306 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
Phone: 303-973-3969

Most Precious Blood Parish

Father Daniel Ciucci
Deacon David Hall

Address: 3959 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303 -756-3083

National Chaplain - FOCUS

Father Douglas Grandon

Address: 603 Park Point Dr., Suite 200 , Genesee CO 80401
Phone: 303-962-5750

Nativity of Our Lord Parish

Ms. Gabriela Martinez
Ms. Merrilyn Sikora
Ms. Susan Lombardi
Deacon Decaon David Arling
Father Accursio Ciaccio
Father Emanuele Fadini
Father Michael Carvill

Address: 900 W Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020
Phone: 303-469-5171

Our Lady Mother Of Church

Deacon Mario Vielma

Address: 6690 E 72nd Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
Phone: 303-289-6489

Our Lady of Fatima

Deacon Michael Daly

Address: 10530 W 20th Ave.,Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303-233-6236

Our Lady of Loreto

Deacon Carl Redman
Deacon Michael Magee

Address: 18000 EaSt. Arapahoe Road, Foxfield CO 80016
Phone: 303-766-3800

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Mr. Kim David Poletto, Atty.

Address: 3549 Navajo St., Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 303-455-0447

Our Lady of Peace (Greeley)

Deacon Dan Cook

Address: 89 Smith Ranch Road, Silverthorne CO 80498
Phone: 970-668-0250

Our Lady of Peace (Silverthorn)

Deacon Charles Lamar

Address: 89 Smith Ranch Rd, Silverthorne, CO
Phone: 970-389-5990

Our Lady of Peace Parish

Father Mario Ramirez

Address: 1311 3rd St., Greeley, CO 80631
Phone: 970-353-1747

Our Lady of the Pines

Deacon Richard Hamilton

Address: 9444 Eagle Cliff Rd, Conifer, CO 80433
Phone: 303-838-0338

Our Lady of the Plains

Deacon John Doubrava

Address: 193 W Bijou Ave, Byers, CO 80103
Phone: 303-822-5880

Our Lady of the Valley Parish

Deacon John Riviera
Ms. Kim Sauer
Father Gregg Pedersen

Address: 1250 7th St. Widsor, CO 80550
Phone: 970-686-5084

Presentation of Our Lady

Deacon Edgar Valle

Address: 695 Julian Street, Denver CO 80204
Phone: 303-534-4882

Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs

Deacon Peter Hung Phi Dang

Address: 4695 N Harlan St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: 303-431-0382

Risen Christ

Deacon Mark Salvato
Deacon Thomas Piccone
Deacon Timothy Unger

Address: 3060 S Monaco St. Pkwy, Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 303-758-8826

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Boulder

Deacon David Luksch
Deacon Christopher Byrne

Address: 1318 Mapleton Avenue,Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-442-6158

Sacred Heart of Mary

Deacon James (Jim) Mackin
Ms. Stacy Nichols

Address: 6739 South Boulder Road, Boulder CO 80303
Phone: 303-494-7572

Shrine of St. Anne

Deacon Glenn Allison

Address: 7555 Grant Place, Arvada CO 80002
Phone: 303-364-7435

Spirit of Christ

Deacon A.J. Misiti
Deacon Charles A. Hahn
Deacon Joseph Nowak

Address: 7400 WeSt. 80th Avenue, Arvada CO 80003, US
Phone: 303-422-9173

St. Anthony (Sterling)

Deacon Ronald A. Michieli, USF

Address: 333 South Third Street,St.erling CO 80751
Phone: 970-522-6422

St. Anthony of Padua (Denver)

Deacon Paul Zajac

Address: 3801 W Ohio Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Phone: 303-935-2431

St. Augustine

Deacon Louis Arambula

Address: 178 S 6th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303-659-1410

St. Bernadette

Deacon Hal Goldwire
Deacon Patrick Smith

Address: 7240 WeSt. 12th Avenue,Lakewood CO 80214
Phone: 303-233-1523

St. Catherine of Siena

Deacon Colin Coleman

Address: 4200 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80211
Phone: 303-455-9090

St. Clare of Assisi Parish

Father Jose Maria Quera

Address: P.O. Box 1390, Edwards CO 81632
Phone: 970 -926-2821

St. Dominic

Deacon Antonio Guerrero

Address: 3053 WeSt. 29th Avenue, Denver CO 80211
Phone: 303-455-3613

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Deacon Donald R. Weiss
Deacon Rick Antinora
Deacon Robert Lanciotti

Address: 5450 South Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins CO 80525
Phone: 970-226-1303

St. Frances Cabrini

Deacon Marc Nestorick
Deacon Chet Ubowski

Address: 6673 W Chatfield Ave, Littleton, CO 80128
Phone: 303-979-7688

St. Francis of Assisi (Longmont)

Deacon George A. Thierjung

Address: 3791 Pike Road, Longmont CO 80503
Phone: 303-772-6322

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Father Jason Wunsch

Address: 6890 Argonne St., Unit B, Denver CO 80249
Phone: 303-968-0533

St. Helena

Deacon Richard Wilson

Address: 917 WeSt. Seventh Avenue, Fort Morgan CO 80701
Phone: 970-867-2885

St. James Parish

Father Jose de Jesus Garcia

Address: 1314 Newport St., Denver CO 80220
Phone: 303-322-7449

St. Joan Of Arc

Deacon Matthew Archer
Deacon Rex Pilger

Address: 12735 W 58th Ave, Arvada, CO 80002
Phone: 303-420-1232

St. John Paul II

Deacon Richard Milanzzo

Address: 3951 Cottonwood Lakes Blvd., Thornton CO 80241
Phone: 720-319-8050

St. John Paul II Center

Mr. Abram Leon

Address: 1300 S. St.eele Street, Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-715-2468

St. John The Baptist

Deacon Jose Rodriguez
Deacon Michael Berens

Address: 323 Collyer St., Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-776-0737

St. John The Baptist Parish

Father Angel Perez-Brown

Address: 1000 Country Acres Drive, Johnstown, Colorado 80534
Phone: 970-587-2879

St. John the Evangalist

Mr. Robert Forlenza
Deacon AuguSt. Cordova
Deacon Dennis Wallisch

Address: 1730 WeSt. 12th Street, Loveland CO 80537,
Phone: 970-635-5800

St. John XXIII Parish

Deacon Greg Trudel
Father Joseph LaJoie

Address: 1220 University Avenue, Fort Collins CO 80521
Phone: 970-484-3356

St. Joseph - Akron

Deacon Joseph Benjamin

Address: 551 W 6th St., Akron, CO 80720
Phone: 970-345-6996

St. Joseph (Fort Collins)

Deacon Greg Reynolds
Deacon Jerome Kraft
Ms. Jeanette Coleman

Address: 300 W Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins CO 80521
Phone: 970-482-4148

St. Joseph (Golden)

Deacon Dennis Langdon
Deacon Ed Clements

Address: 969 Ulysses Street, Golden CO 80401
Phone: 303-279-4464

St. Jude

Deacon Michael Bunch
Deacon Joe Hensley
Deacon John Volk

Address: 9405 W Florida Ave, Lakewood, CO 80232
Phone: 303-988-6435

St. Louis (Louisville)

Deacon Dan McConville

Address: 902 Grant Avenue, Louisville CO 80027
Phone: 303-666-6401

St. Mark

Deacon Charles J. Schultz

Address: 3141 WeSt. 96th Avenue, CO 80031
Phone: 303-466-8720

St. Mary (Breckenridge)

Deacon James Doyle

Address: 109 South French Street, Breckenridge CO 80424
Phone: 970-668-0250

St. Mary (Littleton)

Deacon Greg Frank
Deacon Michael Seback
Deacon Timothy Kilbarger

Address: 6853 South Prince Street, Littleton CO 80120
Phone: 303-798-8506

St. Mary Magdalene

Deacon Roberto Cuevas

Address: 2771 Zenobia Street, Denver CO 80212
Phone: 303-455-1968

St. Mary Parish (Rifle)

Father Gerardo Garcia Jimenez

Address: P.O. Box 191, Rifle CO 81650
Phone: 970-625-5125

St. Michael Parish (Craig)

Father John Croghan

Address: 678 School Street, Craig CO 81625
Phone: 970- 824-5330

St. Michael the Archangel Parish

Father Terry Kissell

Address: 19099 E Floyd Ave, Aurora, CO 80013
Phone: 303-690-6797

St. Paul (Idaho Springs)

Deacon Ronald Roderick

Address: 1632 Colorado Boulevard, Idaho Springs CO 80452
Phone: 303-567-4662

St. Peter (Greeley)

Deacon Andrew Sanchez

Address: 915 12th Street, Greeley CO 80631
Phone: 970-352-1060

St. Rose of Lima

Deacon Donald Tracy

Address: 355 South Navajo Street, Denver CO 80223
Phone: 303-778-7673

St. Scholastica

Mr. Bruce Morehead
Father Robert Wedow

Address: 575 Wells St, Erie, CO 80516
Phone: 303-828-4221

St. Thérèse Parish

Father Hector Chiapa-Villarreal

Address: 1243 KingSt.on St., Aurora CO 80010
Phone: 303- 344-0132

St. Stephen's (Glennwood Springs)

Ms. Paula Busk

Address: 1885 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 1601
Phone: 970-945-6673

St. Thomas More

Deacon George C. Morin, Jr.
Deacon Timothy Hathaway

Address: 8035 South Quebec Street, Centennial CO 80112
Phone: 303-770-1155

St. Vincent de Paul (Denver)

Deacon Timothy Kelly

Address:  2375 E Arizona Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303-744-6119

St. William Parish

Deacon Timothy Kelly

Address: 1025 Fulton Ave., Fort Lupton CO 80621
Phone: 303-857-6642

Sts. Peter & Paul

Deacon Mark Kinnare
Deacon Eric Scott Ditch

Address: 3900 Pierce Street Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: 303-456-1888