About Us



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.



“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water.”
–Matthew 14:28-29


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.


The Storks



Partner Program Project Management Administrator


Director of Church Programs and Partnerships



Development and Administrative Specialist


Church Programs Project Management Administrator


Community Relationship Manager


Social Media Coordinator



Marketing Coordinator


Service Coordinator



Finance Assistant

Dr. Trandem

National Medical Director of Women’s Healthcare


Affiliate and Partner Care Coordinator



Communications Manager


Marketing Training Specialist


HR Talent and Culture Manager


Email Marketing Specialist


Administrative and Events Coordinator


Junior Analyst


Finance & Data Analyst


Development and Brand Experience Specialist


Director of Mobile Operations



Director of Development and Strategy



Senior Event Manager


National Development Manager



Senior Training and Consulting Manager


Volunteer Experience Manager



Chief Executive Officer


Chief Operating Officer


Chief Financial Officer



Board Chair


Board Member


Board Member

Dr. Trandem

Medical Advisor


Board Member

E.C. Sykes

Volunteer Business Advisor


Chief Executive Officer


Board Member


Board Member


Dr. Francis Smith

Born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the formation of the face during the first trimester of pregnancy, Dr. Francis’ face was so severely deformed emergency surgery was performed moments after his birth just so he could breathe. Soon thereafter, he was deemed deaf and disabled.

Decades earlier, his God-loving adopted parents––Bob and Betty Smith––were divinely brought together and placed exactly where they needed to be in order to take this child who battled for survival into their home.

Today, Dr. Francis Joel Smith is a Ph.D. medical researcher in craniofacial development and is a world-renowned speaker, musician, and advocate for those who suffer from craniofacial anomalies as he has.

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!

Olivia Brooking

After finding herself in an unplanned pregnancy, and choosing life, Olivia Brooking now is an advocate for abortion vulnerable women and the pro-life movement. Olivia can be found working with her local Catholic Church, teaching Sunday school on the weekends, and working with their volunteer based pro-life program.

After graduating high school Olivia joined the United States Army and currently works in medical aviation, where she met her husband on the shores of Hawaii. In her free time Olivia loves exploring the island, the beach, and paddle boarding.

Jasmin Thompson

Jasmin is an encourager of women on life and spiritual matters; from being an “advanced maternal age” mom, fostering love in a blended family, and balancing the rigors of modern life with faith – Jasmin has been a voice of hope for many.

Jasmin is an ordained minister, community organizer, experienced in foreign missions to Mexico, and established faith-based programs for single moms to help them attain viable work skills in low-income communities. In her words, her calling is to be a “bridge” for families – from fear and hopelessness to love and empowerment.

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!


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.

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