David became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of people together and dramatically reduced abortions in the region. Planned Parenthood recognized the effectiveness of David's efforts when it labeled his town "the most anti-choice place in the nation." David led the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign in College Station, Texas.
David moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2005 where he served as executive director of American Life League and national director of Stop Planned Parenthood until being asked to lead the national 40 Days for Life campaign. His pro-life work has been featured in the media hundreds of times, including coverage on Fox News, HBO, ABC, NBC and CBS television stations, numerous radio programs, and in over 100 newspapers across the country including USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.
David and his wife Margaret have two children, Claire and Patrick.
Prior to becoming 40 Days for Life campaign director, Shawn served as executive director of the Coalition for Life, a pro-life organization consisting of 60 churches and thousands of people in Bryan/College Station, Texas. His leadership contributed to a dramatic drop in abortions in his town, and he is a regular media spokesperson on pro-life issues. Shawn is a popular speaker, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for pro-life work. He was also executive producer and host of the EWTN television series, being HUMAN. Shawn and his wife Marilisa have four children, Bridget, Bailey, Seamus and Bernadette.
Jim teaches intelligence and national security at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Before that, he served for over 25 years in the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in undercover operations, and he served as chief of CIA counterintelligence. He is the author of Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying. Jim and his wife Meredith have long been active in the pro-life movement. They have three children and nine grandchildren.
Amber served as the media director for a national pro-life organization for the past three years. Prior to that, she worked as outreach director for a community-based pro-life organization dedicated to removing Planned Parenthood's presence from her town. Her work has been featured extensively in the media including stories on Fox News, MSNBC, ABC's Nightline, Focus on the Family, Associated Press, and numerous statewide publications and news outlets. Amber and her husband Nick have three children.
HAYWOOD ROBINSON, M.D.
Haywood Robinson was born in Los Angeles, California. Undergraduate education and medical school were attended in Southern California. Specialty training in family practice was obtained at Martin Luther King / Charles R. Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is now a family physician practicing in Bryan - College Station, Texas. He has been married to Noreen Johnson, M.D., for 31 years. They are the parents of three daughters, with two grandsons and one granddaughter. Pro-life work has been a pasion since salvation came to this former abortionist in 1985.
Dave Sterrett is an evangelist, best-selling Christian author, and university educator. He currently is a professor of philosophy and liberal arts at an honors college called Rivendell Sanctuary, in Bloomington, Minnesota. His leadership experience includes training and speaking through educational and evangelistic organizations including I Am Second, Liberty University and Josh McDowell Ministry. Dave has lectured in Russia, Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada and college campuses across America. He has authored or co-authored six books, including Why Trust Jesus? (Moody, 2010) and his latest, I Am Second (Thomas Nelson, 2012), which was on Christianity’s top 50 best-seller’s list for eight consecutive months in 2012. Dave contributed to The Apologetics Study Bible for Students (B&H Publishing Group, 2010) and frequently lectures to university students in the areas of bioethics and historical Christianity.
Joyce has worked in broadcasting media as a producer for over since 2000 in both Christian and secular markets and is a regular guest host on Trinity Broadcasting Network's TV show Joy In Our Town and Daystar's Denver Celebration television shows. She has volunteered with pregnancy care centers across the nation with experiences including client advocacy; facilitating abortion recovery, coordinating pregnancy loss programs; event planning, media advocacy and training volunteers along with being the executive director at Colorado Pregnancy Centers.