About Us

STORKS STAFF

STORKS STAFF

Compassion, Education and Holistic Care

Our mission is to create a story of hope and empowerment for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Creating a Culture of Life

We’re here to tell a different story.

One that reaches the hearts of women facing unplanned pregnancies. And one that educates them on all their options.

We want women to know that they are not alone; we’re here for them.

When we empower women with compassion, education and holistic care, we not only empower them to choose a better life for themselves and their children, we create a culture that respects and values every life.

I have hope today, I have peace today. Had it not been for having Noah — I wouldn’t have any of it…none of it. He changed my whole world and I have so many people to be thankful for that.
-Amy

WORD
OF THE YEAR

Faith

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
– Matthew 17:20

STORKS

What We Stand For

We Believe in:

The Value of Life

Life begins at conception and God is the author of life. He created men and women in His image, and therefore, all human life deserves to be valued and protected.

The Reality of Abortion

Abortion ends a human life and the impacts on those affected by abortion are harmful, long-lasting and often unacknowledged.

Offering Educated Choices

Women often choose abortion as a reaction to personal crisis and lack of options. Pregnancy centers offer resources, education, and support to women and men to help them choose life.

Empowering Women

When we support women with love and compassion it has the power to not only transform her life, but also empower her to choose life for her child.

Transformative Action

In order to end abortion, we must inspire the culture to value life and respond to women in love. Changed actions are a result of changed hearts and minds.

We adhere to the statement of faith
that is expressed in the Nicene Creed.

We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
We confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and we look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

The Storks

Staff

Denise

Church Partnership Coordinator

Natalie

Partner Program Project Management Administrator

Bill

Director of Church Programs and Partnerships

bill@savethestorks.com

Susan

Development and Administrative Specialist

Jessica

Community Relationship Manager

Deb

Social Media Coordinator

deb@savethestorks.com

Kaylee

Marketing Coordinator

Kyle

Service Coordinator

kyle@savethestorks.com

Melissa

Finance Assistant

Dr. Trandem

National Medical Director of Women’s Healthcare

Pam

Affiliate and Partner Care Coordinator

pam@savethestorks.com

Julz

Communications Manager

Megan

Marketing Training Specialist

Courtney

HR Talent and Culture Manager

Katie

Email Marketing Specialist

Jessica

Administrative and Events Coordinator

Alyssa

Junior Analyst

Dan

Finance & Data Analyst

Alec

Development and Brand Experience Specialist

Nikki

Director of Mobile Operations

nikki@savethestorks.com

JD

Director of Development and Strategy

jd@savethestorks.com

Sheila

Senior Event Manager

Luke

National Development Manager

luke@savethestorks.com

Jason

Senior Training and Consulting Manager

Lauren

Volunteer Experience Manager

lauren@savethestorks.com

Diane

Chief Executive Officer

Annie

Chief Operating Officer

John

Chief Financial Officer

LEADERSHIP & BOARD MEMBERS

Herb

Board Chair

Gary

Board Member

Eric

Board Member

Dr. Trandem

Medical Advisor

Stephan

Board Member

E.C. Sykes

Volunteer Business Advisor

Diane

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn

Board Member

Thomas

Board Member

AMBASSADORS

Ashley Bratcher

Ashley Bratcher is an American actress, producer, director, and writer. With nearly a decade of on-set experience serving in multiple departments, she brings a breadth of knowledge to each project. You may recognize Ashley from the films, Unplanned, War Room, A Walk with Grace, and 90 minutes in Heaven. Ashley is dedicated to using her platform to encourage positive change. Following the success of Unplanned, Ashley joined forces with Heartbeat International to establish the Unplanned Movie Scholarship. Ashley joined our team in 2020 as a Save the Storks Ambassador!

Matt Hammitt

Matt Hammitt was the lead singer and songwriter for the band Sanctus Real from 1996-2016. He has been the recipient of three Dove Awards, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards, and has been awarded for his chart-topping songs, performed by both Sanctus Real and other musical artists.

An Ohio native, Matt now lives in Nashville with his wife, Sarah, along with their four children. Passion for family is what led him to step away from Sanctus Real in 2016, to spend more time at home. Matt details this difficult transition in his new book titled “Lead Me: Finding Courage to Fight for Your Marriage, Children, and Faith.” Matt holds nothing back in this unfiltered story of his life, so far, carrying a message of fighting apathy in faith, marriage, and manhood.

Matt is now working part-time with Save the Storks as the Men’s Outreach Program Director and serves as a Save the Storks Ambassador!

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Catherine J. Wheeler, MD

Catherine J. Wheeler, MD, is an Ob/Gyn physician who practiced in Salt Lake City, Utah, for 24 years.  Her medical school training was completed at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.  She completed Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.  She originally hails from Rhode Island.  She has the beautiful gift of four amazing adult children, and two precious grandchildren.  Dr. Wheeler now lives in Colorado, where she is active in prolife efforts, including speaking, writing to educate and inform the public, and legislative efforts.  Additionally, you can find her out hiking with her german shepherd, growing speaking skills at Toastmasters, performing tenor saxophone in two community bands, creating quilts, and creating in the kitchen.

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. has been a practicing board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in San Antonio, Texas for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in physiology from Oklahoma State University and her medical doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Skop is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a former board member of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She currently practices with OB Hospitalist Group and is also the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Charlotte Lozier Institute.  She currently serves as medical director for Any Woman Can pregnancy resource center in San Antonio, where she previously served as board chairman. She also serves on the medical advisory board of Save the Storks.  She has published peer reviewed articles focusing on abortion safety, chemical abortion and maternal mortality, and has testified to state and federal legislatures.  Dr. Skop is married to a physician and is the proud mother of two sons and a daughter.  

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree and has ten years of experience in a level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Lauren works with the most vulnerable babies born with critical, life-threatening conditions in one of the largest cities in the United States. As a NICU nurse, she provides the highest level of intensive, life-saving medical care for the babies, and her hospital team offers support and resources for the families.

Lauren feels blessed to provide life-saving medical care to even the tiniest babies, some born with the most challenging of conditions. A miracle baby is defined as a baby born before 37 weeks of gestation, and working at a major children’s hospital, miracle babies are a regular occurrence.

Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson is a board-certified Physician Assistant in Phoenix,
AZ. She is passionate about preventative care and working with the
underserved.

Her love for women’s health and the unborn started at an early age
while volunteering in a homeless shelter and witnessing the disparity
of health and resources. This transpired many medical missions locally
and abroad along with her continued efforts to provide health and
resources to women and children.

She is a proud graduate of Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC
and works as a practice medical director for her current organization.

Outside of medicine, she loves to spend time with her husband and two
daughters. They also have a third daughter on the way! She loves to
hike, dance, and volunteer with her church and community.

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