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Meet Our Team:
Kathryn Rombs - Founder
I'm Kathryn Rombs, the grateful mother of a sometimes-edgy-always-radiant family whom I have thrown my whole heart and soul into raising. I spent twelve years off and on homeschooling. I also teach philosophy part-time at the University of Dallas. I currently live with my family in Rome where I am pursuing a baccalaureate in theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (aka the Angelicum). More than anything I relish the simple moments of being with my family. I love Mighty Is Her Call, especially in its lifting up so many Catholic mothers and being a platform for their various talents, messages, charisms and gifts. I love that this ministry is a chance for the Church and world to see more clearly the sacredness of Catholic motherhood. It’s a vocation as powerful as becoming a nun in being that chance to live a radical Christ-like calling. I love hearing from you!
Jolly Hormillosa - Director of Ministry
I’m Jolly! It’s my real name. My husband and I have five living babies ranging from twenty years to a two to twenty-two, and one in heaven cheering us on. I have watered the holy ground of motherhood with tears, and the joy that has grown in my soul is so real that I can be caught with my head back and my always-slightly-unkempt long hair, laughing the loudest in the room. Catholic, open-to-life motherhood is my high adventure in the spiritual life, a poignant path of constant cross-to-resurrection conversion wooing me to surrender, receive, and cast off the bondage of false identity to uncover my most sacred desire - to give my life as a sacrificial gift—to revel in the joy of living radically like Christ. This is how I am becoming Jolly.
Susanna VanVickle - Safe Environment Coordinator
I spent the better part of my first twenty-five years as a Catholic foreign missionary. Scattered throughout those formative years were several furloughs at home in Cajun country and a wonderful season at Franciscan University, where I met Mike. I married this godly man who is my best friend in a dusty Mexican mission post, dreaming of raising our own brood with nothing but dirt floors and Jesus. Now, eighteen years later, I find myself in a suburb of the bustling DFW metroplex with 4 all-American boys and a spunky girl to boot. It’s a picture oh-so-different from the one I dreamed up when I began my motherhood journey nursing twin boys in a Mayan village and expecting our third. Like some of you, I struggle to be detached from the past or the future and enter fully into the glorious mission of my own home.
Although I have worn many hats, including homeschool mom, pro-life activist, theology teacher, and dyslexia practitioner - ultimately, I am a card-carrying Catholic mother whose life probably looks a lot like yours. In fact, Mighty is Her Call has given me a connection to a tribe of beautiful Catholic mothers who really get what it means to be in the trenches, clinging to Christ and serving him in our domestic church. I am blessed to share pieces of my journey on our blog, and I love the encouragement I get daily from MIHC posts. I am especially passionate about the Catholic Mothers Retreats we offer! Because I know first-hand the restorative grace God pours out every time we gather as mothers for prayer, sacraments and exhortation, I can’t wait to share our retreats with every mom I meet.
Rebecca Sanford - Director of Special Programming
To say that “my cup runneth over” is a massive understatement. In fact, it runneth over so much that due to my personal imperfection I sometimes feel that I’m drowning in love and life. I am the mother of nine, seven sons and two daughters, ranging in age from two to twenty-four years old and am blessed to already be a grandmother! My husband and I married young and set off on a lifetime of adventure we never could have foreseen. Our Heavenly Father has provided the grace and sustenance we have needed every step of the way! Looking back it is easy to see his hand guiding and providing for our family, from satisfying the longings within our hearts to giving the food on our table. Because my overflowing life has often required me to open myself and grasp that sustenance day by day, hour by hour, my vocation to marriage and motherhood has provided a way of life bound to the Holy Trinity and Blessed Mother. I am so grateful to be part of a ministry whose aim is to encourage mothers in all circumstances to receive the ever present love and grace of the Lord God who is building his kingdom through them.
Annie Muller - Director of Development and Advancement
Annie grew up in a small town in East Texas as a Protestant missionary, moved to the big city in her early twenties, came into the Catholic Church, and then fell in love with the kindest man she had ever met. The next thing she knew she had seven kids, and a full, messy, noisy life replete with more joy, tears, hope, and love than she could have ever imagined. Annie’s understanding of open-to-life motherhood has changed and evolved over two decades of mothering and she grows more grateful for its abundance and refinement with each passing year. She wears many hats, including Health Coach, and grandmother but the vocation of motherhood is her greatest blessing.
Emily Glicksman - Board Member
After longing for motherhood for many years, Emily Glicksman feels an embarrassment of riches from the blessings of her three children. Emily studied the theology of marriage and family at the John Paul II Institute and has taught in a variety of traditional school, homeschool, and on-line settings over the last fourteen years. She and her family enjoy being part of the vibrant Catholic community surrounding the University of Dallas, where her husband teaches Scripture.
Emily Heyne - Retreat Speaker
After a passel of faithful, fun-loving Catholics befriended her while on staff at a North Carolina summer camp, Emily Heyne converted to Catholicism and made her way to the University of Dallas for graduate studies where she then met her husband. Before becoming a mother to three children, she studied literature and was an avid rock climber and mountain biker. She now reads a lot of Curious George, prides herself in finding hiking and biking trails around North Texas suitable for small legs, and frequents the plastic holds of indoor climbing gyms. Emily is grateful for the abundant richness and eternal perspective that the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church has offered her within this vocation of motherhood.