Our Team

Roll Call has a great team of committed volunteers, both civilian and military. Our volunteers have a tremendous passion for veterans, the military and are proud to be Americans. We have volunteers from the nearby Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base (formerly Carswell Airforce Base). Here is our team:

Birchman Volunteers


Almost Heaven Catering is owned and operated by Brenda Miller Leonhart. Almost Heaven has been serving the metroplex with unique twist on traditional Texas favorites for 20 years. A native of small town Texas, Brenda moved to Fort Worth in her youth. Food, especially Sunday lunch, was always the center of family life in the Miller family. On Sundays, the Millers always had guests for lunch after Sunday church services, ...

Shirrel Schramm


Shirrel Schramm was raised in West Texas and met her husband Keith at the University of Texas at Arlington. They were married at the Botanical Garden’s in Fort Worth in 1994. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1996. She worked for a while but then decided to stay home and homeschool their 5 amazing children.

Her husband’s career took them all over the United States. They ...

Civil Air Patrol


Civil Air Patrol is a partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through ...

Rick Irving


Rick is a native of Fort Worth. His father was a United States Marine who served in the South Pacific during WWII. Rick and his wife Susan met as teenagers at Birchman Baptist Church, where Roll Call luncheons are currently held. They married in 1972 and later that year Uncle Sam sent Rick an invitation to be in the Army. Instead of being drafted Rick joined the Army. A year ...

Chuck Hodge

Roll Call Historian

Roll Call is proud to have Chuck Hodge as our Historian. He is a very humble guy who loves veterans and never wants to be recognized. When he was asked for his bio he talked about his family members more than he did himself, so his bio had to be edited by a Board member to highlight “Chuck!”

Chuck was born in Bryan, Texas. Chuck’s parents were teachers and coaches ...

The Phillips Sisters


Operation Meatball is our effort as three sisters to demonstrate our gratitude and honor for the veterans of the Second World War and to share a fast-fading moment in history. In the summer of 2014, after returning from Normandy and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, we decided to commit the next few years to honoring and showing gratitude to the veterans of the Second World War. We were ...

Joe Schneider


Joe was born and raised in Western New York and attended Southwestern Central High School. Afterwards, Joe studied at Syracuse University and served in the United States Air Force from 1962-1970. Upon receiving a Honorable Discharge with the rank of E6, Joe was employed with RCA Computer Systems as an Area Manager for the Central region, based in Chicago, IL.

In 1976, Joe decided to leave RCA in favor of ...

Paul Swartz

Advisory to Fundraising

Mr. Swartz grew up in Arlington, TX. He played tennis for Arlington High School, then attended the University of Texas at Arlington from 1959-1963 when it was Arlington State College. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Paul served in the Army National Guard from 1963-1969, 49th Armored Division, 149th Aviation Battalion. Paul’s training included Huey Helicopter crew chief and door gunner. His rank at discharge was Staff Sgt. ...