The Rlm Team


Founder of Reflective Life Ministries - Film Producer, author, speaker

Carla McDougal founded the 501c3 non-profit organization, Reflective Life Ministries, in 2008. Her true passion is her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It humbles her to realize His love, grace, and mercy go beyond her understanding. She truly believes laughter is medicine from the Lord that breaks down walls and removes the masks in our lives. As a result, God has taken her around the world to encourage others to live every day for Him. Her latest book, My Prayer Chair, won multiple awards in 2013 and is now available in Spanish. SOLD OUT, her latest book, released in September 2015. She serves as Executive Producer for RLM's 3rd faith-based movie called STRONGER: Healing for the Broken. Victory for the Wounded. Carla and her husband, Fred, live in the Houston, TX area and have three sons, one daughter, and two daughters-in-"love." She smiles to think of the experiences God has allowed in her life to teach and remind her “He is in control.”

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Media manager and marketing director 

Carly Jo is a Communication major at Texas A&M University. She joined the RLM Team in June 2015. Her gift of writing and communicating has opened doors far and wide for RLM. She serves to provide ongoing conversations with our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest friends, As an Event Planner, she also helps Reflective Life Ministries create powerful and authentic events. Finally and foremost, Carly Jo's heart for Jesus comes across in every area of service. We are blessed to have her as part of the RLM Team. Check out Carly Jo's blog!


Ministry Assistant

Kitty came on board with RLM in the summer of 2008. Her gift of editing has enhanced all of the communication between us, and the viewers. She has served RLM with editing publications, the website, documents, and most importantly the Bible Study that Carla is in the process of writing. Together they have spent hours on this project praying, laughing, discussing the ins and outs of this project. We look forward to how the Lord continues to work through Kitty and her incredible gift of editing. She has two grown children and five grandchildren whom she adores!


Business administrator and RLM Consultant

After graduating from nursing school in Michigan, Trenda married Jerry, and moved with him to cities in Colorado and Texas. They have 2 sons and daughters-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren she loves spending time with. Trenda worked in different nursing fields, most recently in research, before retiring last year. She has been involved in women's ministries in the different local churches they attended. She participated in the first live Reflecting Him Bible study taught by Carla last Fall, and helped with Share Fair 2011. We are thrilled God answered our prayers by adding Trenda to the RLM Team!



Peggy Andrade works in accounting services for RLM. She and her husband Harold have resided in The Woodlands, Texas for the last twenty-four years. During this time she has served as assistant treasurer and preformed accounting duties in several Christian based ministries. Peggy is very excited about the wonderful things that God is doing through RLM and feels honored that He has called her to this place of service.


RLM Screenwriter/Production Director

Robin Murray lives in The Woodlands, TX, with her husband, Kirk, and their three kids. She became interested in writing skits and plays when working with her own children and their friends each year as they prepared skits for an annual Variety Show. Robin wrote and directed "Angel in the Marble," a play performed by kids, for kids. Since then the Lord has moved her to write multiple skits that draw the audience to the heart of Biblical messages through humor as well as the tenderness of issues. Robin enjoys serving God and others with the written word. Just as Jesus taught with parables, Robin hopes to always tell the good stories. Her goal in writing skits is to make people smile, laugh, think, and, most of all, be encouraged.


RLM Worship Leader

Ellen Olive has worked with Carla for almost 6 years now as her worship leader at retreats. Together they are able to connect with women across generations and communicate ONE message through different mediums. Ellen is part of the band, Olive & Willis. Their first CD, Welcome Home, was released in fall 2015.


Author and Creator of the RLM Children Curriculum 

Kimberly Vogel uses her Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher training to lead a children’s program in her church. Writing is a natural outpouring of her love for Jesus, and her passion to bridge the all too common gaps between parents and their children. With excitement, Kimberly and her husband homeschool their four girls. Her first book, Ribbons of Rainbos, is a picture book about two little stones searching for God’s glory. This companion book to Reflecting Him: Student Edition shows Jem and Jeweley experiencing life lessons from the study. Kids will see what taking off veils and living in the likeness of Jesus means, while moms will see how they can turn moments of rock throwing into a way to show God’s love and grace to their children.