Lisa Bourne is Managing Editor of Pregnancy Help News and Content Writer for Heartbeat International. She has worked for more than 20 years in journalism and communication for the pro-life community, the Catholic Church, other Christian denominations, and secular media.
A Kansas City native who transplanted to Columbus, Ohio, in 2014 to attend graduate school at Ohio State University, Petra has her M.S. in chemistry and loves to teach chemistry and biochemistry while geeking out on science-related news. Writer and Editor for the Human Defense Initiative, she is passionate about the pro-life movement and uses her science education and teaching skills to speak up for the most vulnerable humans among us. She currently teaches chemistry at OSU-Lima. Follow her on Twitter at @StupidRock.
Chris Alexis is a writer and marketer in the education sector. He started out as pro-choice but over time abortion became harder and harder for him to justify, and through the course of personal experience the married father of three came to a profoundly different place, where he now feels the call to use his gifts to save unborn children.
With a love for Christ and an understanding of His divine creation of every life, Lora Current is a young pro-lifer from rural Ohio, where she grew up on a purebred cattle farm with her six siblings. She has worked and interned for the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio State University while also working as a media personality and speaker for iHeartRadio, USA Today, and numerous other public outreach events. In 2021 Lora served as Miss Ohio where she traveled the United States speaking with thousands of students about where/Who true value and worth comes from.
Lora is a recent graduate from the Ohio State University, where she studied Macro Social Work, focusing on governmental policies, larger communities, and nonprofit organizations. She currently attends Harvard University pursuing her master’s in Journalism with certifications in business communications, marketing management, and digital strategy.
Tabitha Goodling has been writing for media outlets for more than 20 years in her home state of Pennsylvania. She has served as a client services manager at her local pregnancy center since 2018. She and her husband are raising four teenage daughters, which include a set of triplets.
Kim Hayes is a writer for Pregnancy Help News. She has been a teacher, author, speaker and facilitator for marriage and family issues and married for over 35 years to Jeff, with four grown children. Kim’s counseling experience included 21 years as a volunteer consultant and trainer at Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. She was the Athletic Director of Columbus Crusaders Youth Sports ministry for 15 years. Kim has written several books, including the latest release, Prodigal Rewind: The Grateful Son.
Gayle M. Irwin is an award-winning author and freelance writer living in Wyoming. She’s been recognized by Wyoming Writers, Inc. and the Wyoming Press Association for several of her works. She’s contributed short stories to eight Chicken Soup for the Soul books and crafts dog books with inspiring messages for children. For nearly 13 years, Gayle worked as Patient Resources Director at True Care Women’s Resource Center, a pro-life pregnancy medical resource center in Casper, Wyoming. In addition to her children’s stories, she authors devotions and a series of sweet, inspirational romance books that weave pet rescue and adoption into the story. She considers herself a human and pet life advocate and finds creativity and connection in God’s creation. Learn more about Gayle on her website: gaylemirwin.com.
Karen Ingle is a freelance writer who thrives on releasing powerful stories into the world. She is also the author of With Me in the Storm, a novel about a desperate trafficked woman who finds hope for a new life despite an unwanted pregnancy.
Patty Knap is a certified pregnancy counselor, faith formation teacher, ABA therapist for autism, and freelance writer from Long Island.
With a love for Jesus and a passion for protecting babies, Skyler found her way into the pro-life movement in 2016 and has helped save lives ever since. Follow her on Twitter @skylerlee26.
Susanne Maynes is the author of Unleashing Your Courageous Compassion:40 Reflections on Rescuing the Unborn, an educational devotional which uplifts and strengthens the pregnancy help community, and Releasing Your Brave Love: Helping Kids to Change Their World, a children’s life-affirming devotional. She holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Regent University.