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Epiphany -February 13, 2022

‘Trust in the Lord and he will help you’ Prv 20:22

Tom Hornacek explains what spiritual warfare is and provides some strategies. Rachel Herbeck invites women to attend a conference coming up at ECRC. Kyle Pietrantonio introduces us to Dulc In Altum Schools Collaborative.

Tom Hornacek

Community Outreach Director

Tom Hornacek and his wife Marion live in East Tawas, Mi., after selling and retiring from their grocery store, hardware and outlet store businesses. They have three daughters and four grandsons. Twenty one years ago Tom was a lukewarm Catholic, then his favorite sports talk radio station in Saginaw, Mi. was purchased by Ave Maria Radio, and God went to work. Listening to great Catholic teaching, unexpected suffering, along with lots of God’s mercy, Tom went from lukewarm Catholic to intentional disciple. Tom served as the president of Baraga Catholic Radio in northern Mi. for six years and now serves as a Community Outreach Director at Ave Maria Radio and membership drive host. Tom is a member of Encounter Ministries prayer teams and Live Free prayer teams. He and his wife Marion also do mission work for Renewal Ministries. Tom’s passion is prayer and spiritual warfare, hoping to equip others to defend themselves and their families.

Rachel Herbeck

Rachel received her BA in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked extensively in youth ministry and she speaks to youth and young adults at retreats, conferences, and events in the US and Canada. Rachel is passionate about life issues and has worked for multiple pro-life and political organizations both in Minnesota and Washington, DC. Before joining the id team, she worked for the Minnesota Catholic Conference, where she did outreach and lobbied on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Kyle Pietrantonio

Kyle Pietrantonio is the Executive Director of the Duc in Altum (DIA) Schools Collaborative.  As an experienced school principal and teacher in Catholic schools, Kyle was a founding board member of Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School and previously served as Head of School at Holy Spirit Preparatory in Atlanta.  He is currently Vice Chair of the Ignatian House Board of Directors and works in Executive Search for Partners in Mission.  Kyle and his wife Meghan reside in Atlanta with their three children.

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