When I left the abortion industry in 2009, I knew that my calling was to work with current and former abortion clinic workers. Honestly, I know the deception of the abortion industry very well. I started working at Planned Parenthood in 2001 and progressed to the position of Health Center Director. In the last year of my employment, many things began to disturb me…the increase in our clinic’s abortion quota, our new desire to expand late term abortion services and in the end watching a 13 week old child in the womb struggle for his life during an abortion procedure. I started this ministry because I realized that there must be many people like me; people who want to leave the industry but feel alone. We never want a lack of money or fear of acceptance to be a reason that someone stays in the abortion industry. We often say that women deserve better than abortion…we believe clinic workers deserve better, too. I graduated from my university with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in counseling. The most important thing to know is that I believe in forgiveness, mercy, and redemption. No one is beyond the amazing power of Christ and His love.
After graduating from Missouri Western State University in 2007 with a degree in psychology and minor in communication, I have led and served non-profits who believe in the dignity of ALL human life, by working with foster families through mentoring programs, assisting the elderly with end of life issues, helping low-income families find healthcare options, and connecting women considering abortion with their local pregnancy centers. I am so incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to extend that same kind of love and compassion to abortion clinic workers, to help them find the hope and healing of Christ! I’m also the wife to a great guy, who loves this mission field as much as I do, and a mother to five amazing kiddos. Together, we love laughing, building long-lasting memories, and protecting life.
I became involved in the pro-life movement over 8 years when I started working for the Vitae Foundation. Since graduating MSU in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations I have worked in the non-profit world. I decided I wanted to help save lives and came to work for the pro-life media group Vitae in 2007. I met Abby in 2009 and was instantly drawn to her courage in leaving the abortion industry. When she started her ministry to help others and ultimately help end abortion, I had to be a part of this great cause. I was born and raised on a farm in Missouri and I know that value of hard work and dedication and will bring that to ATTWN every day. I was married on June 6, 2015 and am a wife to an amazing husband and stepmother to an amazing 13 year old daughter. My husband and I cannot wait to bring more children into this world.
My passion for LIFE was inspired by a dramatic conversion in 2009 and a revival in my heart in 2012. A ministry was birthed in me by God that year to BE THE ONE for women who feel backed into a corner with no way out except abortion, to unmask the deception that we can’t parent and prosper, and to offer a hand up instead of just a hand out. My deepest desire is that all human life would be seen as valuable and that abortion would become unthinkable because we have wrapped women in love and resources. I intend to facilitate the journey for women who have been involved in abortion to collide with their destiny: from helpless to hopeful, from subjugated to powerful! I am a US Army veteran and I worked as a medic and lab tech for 20 years. I have 3 children (one I placed for adoption) and an amazing, supportive husband who covers me in prayer! I am from Alabama but I got to Texas as fast as I could!
I have a special place in my heart for abortion clinic workers. Living with regret and shame is hard enough without others heaping additional guilt on your shoulders. I find great joy in seeing these past burdens lift from the abortion workers that I have interacted with and am constantly brainstorming new ideas on how to help them find healing specific to their wounds. After living a lifestyle filled with sin and carrying many consequences into my new life in Christ, I know that the workers are bringing some heavy baggage out of the clinics with them. Shouldering others burdens and leading them on paths of healing with compassion, practical tips and resources is something that I am best known for. I also know that change can take time so a clinic worker can feel safe in confidentially sharing vulnerable information with me without judgment, even when the lines between right and wrong still seem blurry. I so long for the day when abortion will be no more and for the complete healing and restoration of all who have played any role in the abortion industry. I am blessed to have a husband, four children, and to live in Texas.
I chose to become involved in the ministry because I believe every voice should be heard, especially those who can’t speak for themselves. I come from a background in business administration, graduating with that degree from Texas State in 2012. I’ve always been a “behind the scenes” kind of gal, most recently working in the office of a surgeon where I handled the medical billing. In March of 2013, I married my husband, Kyle and in February 2016 we were blessed with our little girl, Karley. I always knew I wanted to be a stay at home mom but after crunching the numbers we knew it would make things very difficult but we decided to take a leap of faith. I have also always wanted to be apart of the prolife movement in some way, just never knew how I could use my personality and skills for the movement. When Abby reached out to me about this position I just knew immediately this would be a perfect way for me to use my organization and consistent need to be doing something to help the unborn. I love how I’m able to be a mommy and help ATTWN with the behind the scenes tasks that keep the wheels of the organization turning. I’m excited to walk on this journey with the amazing women that I have already met and I can’t wait to see how I will grow because of them.
I am a Texas Pastor’s wife & a mom to a set of teenaged boy/girl twins. We homeschool, we minister, we fight for the lives of the pre-born. God called me to be a counselor at the ripe old age of seven. I earned a seminary Bachelor’s & Master’s degree in Christian Counseling and am a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, & Certified Temperament Counselor with ten (plus) years of experience. In 2014 I began counseling at a local pregnancy center which led to following Abby Johnson on Facebook. I love every facet of the ministry of ATTWN! I believe in redemption, change, second (& third, & forth) chances, & healing for everyone involved in the abortion industry through Christ & his unfailing love. The concept of fighting abortion from the “inside out” is brilliant and blessed! Fast forward a few years, God called my husband to pastor a church that is closer in location to Abby’s ministry & began to open the doors for me to continue in the fight for life in various areas including offering my services to ATTWN. I feel so drawn to this ministry, these people, this beautiful tribe I’m blessed to be a part of!
I became involved with the ministry first, by serving former clinic workers at ATTWN’s healing retreats. My heart expanded for this special community of women who have experienced such trauma, because of the abortion industry. My foundation is built on the person of Christ, who has transformed my life through His Word. My desire is to serve others with a passion that can only be explained as the tangible of love of the Father, operating as His hands and feet. I have a Master’s degree in Psychology, with 10+ years of experience in social service and mental health. Currently, I’m a Crisis Interventionist in the mental health field where I am able to provide resources and help people experience hope in a time where they feel hopeless. I am originally from Texas, but have lived in a several other states, giving me a seasoned view of other cultures and climates; after 13 years away from Texas, I returned home and currently live in the wide open spaces of Central Texas.
I was drawn to this ministry because of the unconditional love, mercy and dignity it extends to a population of people who too often receive the opposite. As a Social Work student at The Ohio State University (graduating in Spring 2017!), other facets of the pro-life movement I am involved in include campus outreach and pregnancy support, suicide prevention, and state legislation. When I’m not writing for homework, I’m probably at a local coffee shop writing for fun. I look forward to pursuing a career bringing families together and honoring birth mothers through adoption and foster care.
I guess you could have described me as indifferent to abortion. Through my wife though, I learned about being pro-life. When our son had a 1-in-5 chance of being born in 2008 with Down Syndrome, we declined further tests because it didn’t matter. He has Asperger’s but is otherwise a beautiful, healthy boy … and a nuisance to his older brother. 🙂 In 2011, my wife and I attended New Jersey Right to Life’s annual banquet. While my wife was mingling with our friends at the local pregnancy center we support, I had Abby sign a copy of her book (unPLANNED) for us. My wife read the entire book that night. My next encounter with Abby was in 2013. In a Facebook post, Abby posted that she was looking for résumé writers for this (at the time) new ministry. I have been so grateful for the opportunity to use my talents to help workers leave the abortion industry.
I am an author and freelance writer. I have been involved with different aspects of the prolife movement for many years. Upon meeting Abby and seeing how God was using her story and unique experiences to close clinics and rescue clinic workers, I know that I had to be involved. I am so excited to learn about the workers who contact us and am always honored to be a support to them. I live in Maryland with my husband, twin sons and daughter. I am fluent in American Sign Language.
I first came in contact with Abby’s story in 2010 and I was so impacted by it that I immediately reached out to her. Her courage to leave the abortion industry was so inspiring that when the opportunity arose to be a part of ATTWN, I knew I had to be involved with this life-changing ministry. As a pastor for over 20 years, I have walked through many trials and hardships with many people, helping young women, men and families to find their paths and gain restoration in their lives through Christ. My heart for current and former abortion clinic workers is to help each one walk step-by-step, from one place to another and to find support and healing. I currently live in New Mexico and am married with one beautiful son.
I began working in pro-life ministry for the Brazos Valley Coalition for Life in 2009 in Bryan, Texas — the same year in which Abby Johnson resigned from Planned Parenthood. I felt an undeniable call to be an advocate for life with a policy of unconditional love. After taking time off to care for my premature twins, I began working for ATTWN in 2013 as a Client Manager. I hold a BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University, an MBA from Sul Ross State University, and a certificate in Grant Writing from Austin Community College. Along with our twin girls, my husband and I have another daughter and another blessing due in April 2019. We live near San Antonio, Texas and are crazy enough to homeschool while assisting with local pro-life outreach and church ministries in our ‘spare’ time.
I am a wife to an amazing husband and a mother to four precious children. I got my degree in Psychology and worked in Emergency Medical Services before I had children. I love camping, kayaking, making deserts, pottery (although I’m no good at it) and can be caught not cleaning my kid’s rooms and reading books instead. I fully believe that our lives are a gift from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I have the utmost respect for those who take a leap of faith, are desperate for a second chance in the right direction and are ready to make changes towards a new chapter in their lives. I am most thankful for Christ’s unending love, unchanging mercy and unfailing forgiveness. Our family lives in the great state of Texas.
I am a certified and credentialed birth and bereavement doula and am certified in Psychological First Aid and Trauma identification. I am a student midwife and have worn many hats in the pro-life movement. I sit on several Boards of Directors and when I’m not homeschooling, studying or folding lots and lots of laundry (does it ever end?) I can be found playing with yarn and reading about my hero, the late Pope John Paul II. I am so honored and excited to be part of the ATTWN team. I have the deepest admiration and respect for the men and women who make the brave decision to leave the abortion industry and feel privileged to walk with them on their journey. I live in Virginia with my husband, children, and too many cats!