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Rhonda Gruenewald, Founding President of the Board

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Beverly Bame, Vice President of the Board

Beverly Bame is a retired middle school teacher and operating room nurse.  She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University and has mentored many students at her alma mater.  She is a convert to the Catholic faith, the former director of the Vocations Task Force at Prince of Peace Catholic Community in northwest Houston, and a member of the Vocations Team for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.  She served on the Adult Leadership Team for Youth Ministry at her parish for 15 years as well as many other parish ministries.  Beverly is married to her husband, Philip, and their only child is a priest with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Fr. Jeff Bame. Beverly and her family have been parishioners at Prince of Peace for over 25 years.


Larry W. Massey, Jr., Treasurer of the Board

Larry Massey is President of the Scanlan Foundation, a large religious charitable fund in Texas that supports hundreds of Catholic organizations yearly. He is currently a Knight of the Order of Malta, Young Catholic Professionals- Houston board member, and a member of various other Catholic organizations. He has a heart for vocations - as a Serran, he has held the position of former Governor for Serra International District 10 and led his own parish Vocation Ministry. Larry has two children and is married to Susan. They are members of St. Vincent de Paul parish in Houston, Texas.


Natalie Fleming, Secretary of the Board

Natalie C. Fleming has been a practicing attorney in the Houston area for over twenty years and is currently a Harris County Criminal Court at Law Judge. As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Mrs. Fleming is fluent in Spanish and English. She is a long-standing member of the St. Mary’s Seminary Board of Advisors. Natalie is married to Michael P. Fleming, and they have six children. A life-long Catholic, she and her family have been long-time parishioners of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Houston, Texas.


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I think this book will do so much good. I know you wrote it with much prayers and love, and it is a product of your dedicated works in the ministry of vocation. You have blessed our vocation office and the vocation ministry at St Cecilia and here in the Archdiocese abundantly! May the Lord bless you and He abundant fruit to your work!

Fr. Dat Hoang, Former Vocation Director for Archdiocese of Galveston Houston

Vocations to the Priesthood and religious life can only evolve in a culture which nurtures a positive response to God’s calling whether that be in the home, school or church. Without a doubt, a robust parish vocation mission is the perfect means of cultivating such an environment in all three places. Rhonda Gruenewald has developed a full proof method of creating and sustaining a bountiful vocation mission in every parish. Her work is truly the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Margo P. Geddie, Vice President for Communications for Serra US 

This book will be a useful tool for parishes in our Archdiocese and beyond. We frequently have pastors and parishioners who ask for help to initiate or revitalize their parish vocation committees. Having a manual coming from a parish’s practical experiences and with electronic forms available on the website will enable us to respond to their needs. We look forward to having it as a resource as we continue to build a culture of vocations for the sake of our Church and society.

Sr. Anita Brenek, CDP, Associate Director, Office of Vocations Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

To have all of these activities in one well thought out piece with such prayerful consideration and documented practice is a lovely example of Divine inspiration paired with the willingness of servant's hearts in answering His call. This is a beautiful example of what can be done with the collaboration of gifts bestowed to us while listening to the call of our Lord. It will become a gift to many in seeking a clear path to promoting vocations. "Well done, my good and faithful servant" Matthew 25:21. It is a masterpiece!

Anne Shepherd-Knapp, Chairman, Serra US Vocation Committee Deputy Governor, District 10 President, The Serra Club of Spring-1960 Area

The workshop provided practical steps to address a pressing need in our diocese. The wide gamut of possibilities allows large and small parishes to DO something. Rhonda is good at responding to questions and has lots of practical experience, both positive and negative.

Very Reverend Jay Peterson, Vicar General Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

The most beneficial aspects of the workshop are the book, the website and downloadable materials, and the practical nature of “how to”. You were also encouraging in the many ways pastors/priests are trying to encourage vocations.

Monsignor Mark Merdian, Diocese of Peoria, Illinois  

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