Jeff Gilbert is the former drummer for the band Kutless. After leaving Kutless, Jeff began The ES Collective, an organization structured to walk alongside their partners and help them understand the work they want to support. Jeff is a husband and father who inspires believers to live their faith actively.
Amber is a wife and mother of 4 sweet babies. Her family resides in the beautiful mountains of southern Colorado where they thoroughly enjoy working and playing hard with amazing family and friends. Amber is the founder of Beautiful & Beloved Ministry, a shop that sells items handcrafted by survivors of human trafficking empowering them to new lives beautifully redeemed and a holistic living studio that empowers women on the community to find freedom and healing for themselves as well. www.beautifulandbeloved.com. Amber first began speaking in 2014 when she learned that her story of redemption could bring people close to Christ. Since then she has enjoyed speaking to groups throughout Colorado and is following the calling God has placed on her heart to bring her story to the world.”
Rusty Joiner is an actor in Los Angeles and delivers a star turning, award-winning performance as Jesse Dean in the multiple award-winning feature film Voiceless, bringing out the texture and detail of one man’s struggle to take a stand amidst adversity from all sides. Rusty has had a variety of film roles including ‘Dodgeball’ (with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn), Stuck in Love (with Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear) and the highly viewed Christian film ‘Last Ounce of Courage’ and many television hit shows. He has received raving reviews from peers and critics alike for his role in Voiceless, which earned him 3 nominations and 2 wins for ‘Best Actor in a Feature Film’ at the Life Film festival in Los Angels and the DNA Film Festival in Philadelphia. Rusty lives in Santa Monica California with his wife of 10 years Charity and his two children Cariss and Justus. He continues to travel the country with his ministry, showing the film Voiceless and sharing his testimony of being a Christian actor in Hollywood and how this Pro-Life film aligned his purpose with God’s plan and put him on a mission to change the way our culture defines life.
Haley is a singer, songwriter and mentor focused on inspiring girls and young women to change the world around them. Haley founded her company, I Am Mermaid to remind these young women that they were crafted by God unique, different and special. Haley and her company desire to reshape society and how we live; getting back to living with dignity, honor and knowing our true beauty.
Matt Hammitt is an American singer, songwriter, speaker and author. For almost twenty years, Matt has been the lead singer for the band Sanctus Real. Matt and his wife, Sarah, have recently launched LEAD ME LIVE Events, organizing one day conferences focused on men and marriage ministry. Matt is also the host and producer of the “Lead Me Lifecast,” an audio podcast about faith, family, marriage and manhood.
Chris Kroger is the lead singer of Felling Giants. He is also the Worship Pastor and the Young Adults Pastor on staff at Calvary Chapel in Castle Rock, CO. His passion for Jesus led him to start the band Felling Giants as well as ECHO, an evangelistic outreach sharing the living hope of Jesus with this generation.
Chris has a passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus and travels and speaks at churches, festivals, conferences, and camps throughout the country. His radical story of addiction to redemption is a beautiful and powerful witness of God’s love for us “yet while we were still sinners.” Romans 5:8 He has been married to his wife Nicole for 17 years and they have 2 beautiful daughters, Aubrey & Kate.
Justin Forshaw is a lover of Christ, husband, father, touring musician, guitarist (singer for As We Ascend), producer, and entrepreneur from the Northwest. Having spent many years on tour with We As Human, he was very privileged to have met some amazing people in his journeys. When Justin met Joe Baker he was blown away with his vision to help woman and babies. In its developing stages, Justin was able to be a part of one of Save the Storks first outreaches to New York City. Over the years, he has continued to support Save the Storks in prayer and contribute financially. Watching this ministry grow and touch so many lives is more than he could have ever imagined. To say that he is excited to be a part of Save The Storks would be a gross understatement!
Ashley McGee Flores is a native of Mobile, AL where she was born and raised in a semi-traditional, Southern, African-American family. With the assistance of her eldest sister, McGee Flores co-founded Code Blue Mentoring, Inc. Code Blue is dedicated to encouraging its participants by helping them excel academically, socially, spiritually. In 2015, McGee Flores launched a very successful health and wellness business, and continues to inspire others as a blogger/vlogger at ImAlwaysAshley.com. She is also the mother of two wonderful children, Felicity Grace and David Alexander.
In West Philadelphia, born and raised, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. (Emanuel Lee Lambert, Jr.) developed his love for music. As a leader in the music industry he has committed to using creativity in the arts to share his life experiences and faith. He has been nominated for countless awards including 2 Grammy’s and 3 Dove Awards. Throughout his career, he has won 4 Stellar Awards and has received countless accolades. With all of this, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. is now CEO of the newly formed NXT Sound. As he embarks on the next journey of his life and music career, he has a new mission and that is providing an outlet for original content and hybrid artists that are both creatively refreshing and musically diverse. Thus, the vision for NXT Sound was formed and in 2015 along with his business partner Mark Mims, he sought to begin working on the future of entertainment. As a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University and the Institute of Jewish Studies, respectively, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. has remained committed to teaching the Word of the God and continues to give back to his community of faith through words of truth, especially highlighted through the raw honesty of his personal triumphs and failings. Da T.R.U.T.H. is happily married to Nicole Lambert, his wife of nearly 15 years and is the father of 2 beautiful daughters, Carlise Jackson and Summer Rose Lambert.
Aaron Rule is the founder/speaker of Fight The Darkness Ministries. Aaron is from Bluffton, OH and has a passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus. Aaron ministers to teens and young adults who struggle with alcohol, drugs, bullying, depression, suicide, and self-harm. He travels and speaks at various churches, festivals, conferences, concerts, and camps while also sharing his story about being bullied and dealing with depression and suicide. He is here to love God, love people and show them that he cares and Jesus cares about every single person. It is his honor to serve as an ambassador for Save the Storks and speak on behalf of the ones who cannot speak for themselves.
Over the past decade, Ashley Noelle has been a Conference Director, Writer, and Ministry Leader while raising three daughters as a police officer’s wife. She’s a southern girl living in California with a Saturday night personality and Sunday morning heart. Whether it’s gathering for supper club, working full-time, raising children, homeschooling, or standing on stage speaking life into others, she believes all women have a unique passion, platform, and purpose. Ashley is fiercely passionate about encouraging women to find their voice and walk in freedom. Connect with her on Instagram!
Tam Hodge is a National Speaker and Author of And Now I Choose and Choosing To Change. Since the release of her first book, And Now I Choose, in 2014, Tam has had the privilege of traveling the country speaking at churches, conferences, and women’s events on the power of confession bringing freedom. Being a post-abortive woman Tam has experienced both the pain of and redemption from abortion and spends her time sharing her redemption journey with others, giving them hope for their own story. Tam has been featured on numerous podcasts, Christian Television Network documentaries, and ACLJ documentary. Her most notable achievement has been raising her two children, Kassidi (22) and Dakota (20), being married to her husband Brent since 1990, and serving alongside him in full-time ministry for over 20 years. They all reside in Franklin, TN.
After working in radio for over 20 years, KC brings his production, programming and interviewing experience to the Keep The Faith Radio Show, heard coast to coast and around the world at www.keepthefaith.com He began his radio career at the age of 14 and over the years has held the morning show position at several Christian radio stations, including several years as the host of a Christian rock show for teens, while later serving as morning show producer for the K-LOVE Radio Network. KC has been described as part speaker, part comedian and a gospel ninja. He has a heart to inspire others and has served as a pastor, speaker, and teacher. He’s a man who enjoys writing and communicating to others that it’s NOT too late to be who you might have been. KC has brought his message of “Joy” all over the USA as well as England and Ireland. You can learn more about him at www.kcwrighttoday.com
Residing in the mountains of Virginia, Adam is a speaker and Christian author with a passion for seeing lives transformed by Jesus. He currently serves as the Outreach Director at LCF Church, providing leadership in the areas of local outreach, global missions, and church planting. Combining his love of travel and ministry, Adam found his calling in the field of international missions, with a particular emphasis on the country of Honduras. He actively partners and strategizes with local churches in Honduras to improve living conditions and alleviate poverty in communities throughout the country. Adam and his wife, Shawna, have been blessed with two amazing daughters who always keep things interesting in their home. After struggles with infertility and medical professionals who said the chances of another child were slim, God blessed their family with their youngest child in 2013. This experience has given Adam a passion for promoting the precious gift and inherent value in life. It is his honor to serve as an ambassador for Save the Storks and speak on behalf of the ones who cannot speak for themselves.
Will Doublestein was raised in a Christian home but knew little about the pro-life movement until the summer of 2007. He had just graduated from high school, and as a graduation gift his parents sent him to a student conference on worldview through Summit Ministries. It was there that Will heard a defense of life from Scott Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute, and where he grew a strong desire to help the unborn and their families. Since then Will has worked for Summit in Colorado, Tennessee, and California, eventually connecting with Joe Baker (a Summit alum) and Save the Storks. Will is married to his righteous babe Katrina and is dad to their brand new baby boy Ryder. He works full time as a public school music teacher to nearly 700 elementary aged students, and he serves at College Park Church in his hometown of Indianapolis.
Matt Maher has become one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed Catholic artists in the country. Matt continues to provide the Church with art that expresses God’s greatness and singable songs that give voice to our desire to be in relationship with the Lord. He currently lives in Nashville with his wife and their two children.
Ebo spent the first 26 years of his life in the sport of boxing, earning a #5 world ranking, three championship belts and competing on the ESPN reality show, the Contender. He also won a fight acclaimed as “the most memorable moment in Showbox history” by boxing commentator and analyst, Steve Farhood. On January 1st, 2007, God led Ebo out of boxing and into a life of ministry. Ebo is founder and president of Reality Ministries and has spoken at nearly a thousand churches, public and private schools, universities, youth detention centers, prisons and Christian events since leaving boxing in 2007. He has also pastored at three different churches in Georgia, California and Tennessee. Ebo is a speaker, evangelist, Bible teacher, author, blogger and drummer. He is also a strong pro life advocate and believes that the body of Christ must be diligent in bringing an end to our modern day holocaust, abortion. Ebo is passionate about life. He also enjoys film, photography, cars, motorcycles, art, fitness, weightlifting, music, sushi and nearly anything extreme. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Megan was born and raised a Buckeye, but has made her forever home in the Sunshine State. She’s married to the love of her life, has a beautiful baby girl and a four legged child that thinks he’s a human. She’s a photographer and blogger, with a passion for cooking that she gets from her mama. Megan believes that each and every beautiful human was created by God and for a wonderful purpose, chosen by Him. It’s her desire that His love would be known by every mother.
Adrienne is 18 and from a small town Nebraska. She has lived in Nebraska her whole life and loves the people there. She especially loves the fact that if she ever needed any help, all she would have to do is ask. Giving back to her community is very important to her. Spending time with family is also very important to Adrienne because they have helped her become the person she is today and she is grateful for that. It is her honor to serve as an ambassador for Save the Storks and speak on behalf of the ones who cannot speak for themselves.
Sarah Kroger is a Catholic singer/songwriter from Melbourne, FL. With parents involved in parish ministry, music and ministry have always been a part of her life. As a teenager, she began to develop her personal relationship with God and grew in her musical abilities during school and church music programs. Sarah is passionate about delivering the message “that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Ps 139)…that even in the midst of chaos, confusion, pain, suffering and sin, we can always find hope in Jesus.
Jim is the host of the “Shut Up & Listen” podcast on Frequency.fm and co-author of “Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communications”.
Jim Gray spends most of his day managing marketing and communications for his clients. He has managed and executed marketing strategies and campaigns for the music industry, films, non-profits, brands, companies and products for the past 15 years. He also is a producer for podcasts and online conferences.
Jim has been married to his beautiful and amazing wife, Sharon, for 23 years. They have 3 children and are close to being empty nesters.
April is dedicated to enriching women’s lives. She has been married to her husband, Janson, for 6 years and they have an adorable baby girl together. Working in sales for a leading global cosmetic company, she sees first-hand the value of making a woman feel beautiful and confident. But it was never about selling lipstick. There is something about meeting with women about make-up that invites them to share their hearts and their stories. Sometimes women just need help choosing a new lipstick shade. But sometimes, women need help in other areas of their lives. She began utilizing her company’s resources for domestic violence prevention and awareness, and became passionate about helping young women learn about healthy relationships. She is determined to change the culture of complaining about pregnancy, to a culture of championing its beauty. April is a passionate pro-lifer dedicated to changing the dialog of abortion in America, and mending broken hearts one woman at a time.
Michael was born and raised in Southern California. He grew up in church as a child but it wasn’t until he graduated from high school that he committed his life to Jesus Christ. It was that transformational decision that led him to serve in various ministries and organizations throughout his life. Presently, Michael is involved in humanitarian projects and development efforts overseas, where he has the opportunity to share the love of God as far as the west coast of Africa. He feels a strong “call” on his life to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that can be both clearly understood and received across all current generations. He believes very strongly in the Grace of God and its application in our human experience.
Jessica Baustian has always had a desire for truth. This desire led her to earn a degree in theology from Mount St. Mary’s University and pursue education. One of her greatest joys has been teaching her students to pursue truth and to defend the sanctity of life in all stages. She strongly believes that being pro-woman means being pro-life, and that women deserve better than the emotional, physical, and spiritual pains of abortion. She loves to help young women discover that they are worthy of the most precious love God has for them. She is currently living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recently married the love of her life, and is eagerly anticipating the birth of her first child. Jessica is excited to be partnering with Save the Storks to create a culture of life!
Kristin had a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ three years ago while pregnant with her second child. For 27 years, Kristin lived as a non-believer. However, after her encounter with Christ, Kristin was launched into a relationship with the Holy Spirit and came to understand that the King LIVES and that Jesus is who he says he is. Kristin has passionately and lovingly joined the pro-life movement because God has revealed to her His heart for the unborn and for mothers-to-be. Kristin can understand all sides of abortion because she has experienced every side of the issue. In the past, she has gone to Planned Parenthood and asked for the morning after pill to prevent an unplanned pregnancy. She knows what its like to be an unwed and pregnant mother faced with a decision to make. She also knows what it’s like to be a child that was meant for destruction; her deepest wounds are traced back to her own mother telling her how she tried to have an abortion with Kristin and failed. She even knows what it’s like to walk hand in hand with other moms-to-be and have Christ’s love come alive inside her heart so much so that she and her husband now personally offer to adopt babies who are at risk of abortion.
Thrive Moms is a ministry for moms to encourage and inspire you to do more than JUST SURVIVE motherhood. We believe God want us to Thrive and walk confidently in who he calls us to be as mothers. We are a ministry seeking to serve, inspire, and empower imperfect moms with the perfect grace of Christ. We strive to accomplish this through our weekly newsletter: Momentum, Prayer & Support Ministry, local community gatherings, resources and devotional studies, and seasonal online events.
Dennis is founder of the VLNRABLE App and a seasoned speaker. He has had the opportunity to influence and inspire the next generation by sharing his story which includes breaking the cycle of drug addiction, overcoming the pain of a broken home, and paying for an abortion as a teen and the emotional effects of that decision. He uses these tools along with awareness and prevention to encourage people of all ages and all backgrounds that there is in fact hope for tomorrow. You can learn more about him at dennisgable.com.
Jessica Thompson grew up in Southern California, the second child of Phil and Elyse Fitzpatrick. After graduating from high school, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology and married her sweetheart, Cody Thompson. The Lord has blessed Cody and Jessica with three children: Wesley, Hayden and Allie. Together they attend Redemption Church in San Diego. When she is not writing, Jessica helps her mother with correspondence and scheduling conferences and speaks at various conferences. Jessica believes in the truth that salvation is naked confidence in the mercy of God.
Jay is a partner of a creative firm in Denver called Bionic Giant. He is a 20 year veteran sales and marketing leader with broad experience in both corporate and ministry organizations. He has deep experience in financial services, event management, marketing, business development, and corporate sales. Jay has participated in global ministry efforts to reach people in Ireland, England, Germany, Scotland, France, Belgium, Holland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Turkey. After a family mission trip to Kenya in 2007, Jay and his family sold their home, purchased an RV and traveled the country for 4 1/2 years serving in rescue missions and homeless shelters across the U.S. As a result of their travels they started a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire, empower, and mobilize people to put their faith in action, of which Jay continues to serve as the Executive Director.
Ernie and Lisa Haase make their home in Stow, Ohio, the foundation for both Signature Sound Quartet and StowTown Records. Ernie started his legendary quartet (EHSS) in 2003. Then in 2011, he helped begin the Southern Gospel record label StowTown Records along with good friend and fellow cofounder Wayne Haun. Lisa helps Ernie in the Signature Sound office, handling the business affairs of the quartet, and when the two aren’t busy working, they enjoy reading, biking and simply spending time together.
Julie Roys seeks and uncovers the truth. Trained as a reporter and guided by faith, she explores important issues facing Christians and spiritual seekers with uncommon honesty, fairness and intellectual rigor. Julie never shuns dissenting opinions, but enthusiastically welcomes frank and open discussion. A wife, mother of three and daughter of God, Julie’s rare mix of faith, family and investigative journalism makes her a unique Christian voice.
Heidi St John has delighted tens of thousands of readers through her blog, her Facebook page and her books. Her transparent style and her rich sense of humor combine to draw her readers into what feels like a very personal conversation over a cup of coffee. Heidi’s ability to bypass our prejudices and preconceptions allows her to speak directly to the heart of every reader as she offers wisdom, inspiration and grace to those who are all-too-often feeling overwhelmed by all that’s on their plate.
With over thirty-five years in public relations, marketing, advertising and international business development, Dr. Terry Warren has a proven track record for taking his clients to the highest levels of success and profitability. He worked with the Regan White House on the “Just Say No to Drugs” campaign, along with several other charities and religious organizations to help create an awareness of the purpose, the need and the cause. Terry has worked with major ministries and nonprofit organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs, the National AfricanAmerican Business Summit and worked for such successful campaigns and helped to create the campaign “Heaven: Everybody Gets to Go, Not Everybody Gets to Stay” for NTL Ministries. He is working on “The Seal America Campaign”, protecting America by celebrating communion on the steps of every capital.
Julie and Derrick Tennant are a brother and sister team who have faced a lot of obstacles in their lives. Both have learned to transform them into opportunities. Derrick was an athlete that suffered a career-ending brain injury and Julie ( the REAL star, Derrick will say ) has Downs Syndrome. Downs Syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome. Julie’s grandfather told her that she does not have an extra chromosome, but everybody else is MISSING it, and it’s the “love chromosome”.
Tom is a professional comedian, illusionist and motivational speaker. Tom has performed for millions around the world headlining several tours. He is the most requested motivational entertainer in the nation. Tom has been seen on TV and heard on numerous radio stations around the country sharing his story. His first time ever in church was as a suburban Philadelphia pre-teenager. Tom literally thought the pastor was cursing when he first heard “Jesus Christ” out of the pastor’s mouth. That night, Tom discovered Jesus is not a swear word, but now his best friend & Savior.
Dr. Lina moved from Lebanon to Green Bay when she was 15 years old and now resides in Chicago. Dr. Lina makes her living as a Pediatric ER doctor and is passionate about telling others about Jesus. She started her ministry, Living With Power, as a way to reach out to others and share with them the love that Jesus has for them. Dr. Lina has written two books, leads Bible studies and runs a free iTunes podcast in English and Arabic.
As a business owner and entrepreneur for over 20 years Nicole Jansen has helped thousands of individuals and organizations earn millions of dollars while fulfilling their mission in life. Her deep passion for helping people discover their greatness and live life at the next level is what has made her one of the most in demand speakers and coaches in her region. She is blessed with a loving family and friends, and spends her spare time enjoying their company, reading, jogging, or walking the beaches of sunny California while contemplating how to empower and inspire more people to live their purpose.
Kailee Perrin was born and raised in the valley of the sun, Arizona and now resides in Upstate New York with her husband Kirk and their three beautiful children. She unexpectedly started her journey speaking in the Fall of 2009 when she spoke at two pregnancy center banquets. It activated a fire within her to share how God led her to a pregnancy center when her mind was completely set on having an abortion. When Kailee found out she was pregnant at the age of 18, she was addicted to drugs and dating a drug dealer. Today, she is free and serving God with victory and great joy. She has shared her captivating and moving story with hundreds of people in many venues. It is her dream to glorify God and be a voice in this pro-life generation; exposing the lies women believe about abortion for such a time as this!
Pamela is a certified Physician Assistant from Northern California. Pamela currently works as a Physician Assistant at Kaiser Permanente in Head and Neck Surgery. Pamela is passionate about the field she is in and loves the diversity. Outside of work, Pamela enjoys spending time with her husband and children, as well as paddle boarding and sailing.
Kim is the author and creator of Not Consumed Blog. She earned her M. Ed. in Early Childhood and Curriculum Development from USF and spent 8 years in the public school system before taking on her biggest challenge and blessing–being a mother to 4 amazing children. She is honored that God has called her to teach, encourage, and equip parents as they strive to build victorious families. God has walked beside Kim through the fiery trials of abandonment, betrayal, and life growing up with a single mom. Her heart longs to encourage and equip families with the Biblical truth and practical strategies they need to walk victoriously through whatever circumstances they face.
Brian Porzio grew up in Tucson, AZ and attended Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. After graduating in 2008, he began to pursue the calling that God gave him when he was 13 years old. Just a few years later, Brian is a full time evangelist here in the United States, preaching and speaking in schools, camps, retreats, churches, conferences, fundraisers and a number of other venues. His candid style, mixing humor with bold proclamation will both challenge and inspire students to draw closer to God and discover His purpose for their lives.
DiAnna Steele hails from the American heartland. Raised a Kansas farm girl, she helps her family maintain an ancestral farm originally settled by her great grandparents in the 1800’s. The first woman in her family to graduate college, DiAnna brought her diverse background in Psychology and Family Therapy to Save the Storks in 2015. She also contributes extensive experience gained while working in corporate sales and contract negotiations with a major airline.
As a member of Save the Storks’ Leadership Team, DiAnna manages Sales & Solutions experts, Consultants, Trainers, and a New Program Development Specialist. Her team provides cutting edge products and services to pregnancy resources centers (PRCs) partnered with Save the Storks. These include mobile medical units (MMUs), strategic consulting services, training services, and customer services. DiAnna eagerly anticipates unveiling a new product (currently in pilot phase) to reach the most abortion-vulnerable women in major metropolitan areas.
Joe Baker is the co-founder and CEO of Save the Storks. He and his wife, Ann, founded Save the Storks in 2011 and began touring the country with the vision to partner with Pregnancy Resource Centers and help them acquire mobile medical units (Stork Buses) in every major city. The first paid employee was hired in 2013 – the year after the first Stork Bus landed in Dallas, TX. As of July 2016, there are 30 employees at Save the Storks, 21 Stork Buses on the road, and another 20 in various stages of production.
Save the Storks is growing at an unprecedented rate, and Joe is launching new initiatives that will continue to serve pregnancy centers and help them reach more abortion vulnerable women.
Joe is passionate about the pro-life movement and enjoys speaking on the impact pregnancy centers are having in their communities, how innovation is changing the movement, entrepreneurship, and how to respond to current issues with love and compassion.
As a pastor, athletic team chaplain, coach, and mentor, Paul Isaacs speaks to thousands of people every year about what it means to advance the Gospel and the Kingdom of God through the social issues Americans find themselves responding to. Whether it’s the sanctity of human life, sexual purity, Biblical manhood, evangelism, or discipleship, Paul seeks to embody the things he speaks passionately about first and foremost. Make no mistake: Paul is a practitioner, not a theoretician. In his speaking, Paul draws from his own experiences, his terminal illness as a young man, his journey with God, his passion for history, his love for poetry, real life stories, humor, and his ministry background to weave an experience that not only leads crowds to laughter and tears, but draws individuals to repentance and action.
As President of Save the Storks, Paul Isaacs leads his team to seek justice by using a posture of love, compassion, and brokenness to reach young women with the Gospel and save children from abortion. This growing movement that Save the Storks is helping to lead is fueling the next generation to embody the Gospel as Christians hunger and thirst for justice.