PASSIONATE ABOUT THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT?
WANT TO START A NEW PRO-LIFE GROUP, OR STRENGTHEN YOUR EXISTING GROUP IN EFFECTIVELY BUILDING A CULTURE OF LIFE?
The Ave Maria University Pro-Life Workshop is for you! This workshop will educate and train pro-life individuals and groups through informative talks and practical hands-on sessions. The workshop is May 19th 2018 and will feature nationally recognized speakers. The sessions will educate and train attendees in areas including:
- Pro-Life Apologetics
- Sidewalk Counseling
- Effective Fundraising
- Growing Your Group
- How to Plan Your Year: Ideas, Projects, and Initiatives
- Planning a March for Life Pilgrimage
- Contraception Apologetics
- Spiritual Warfare and the Pro-Life Movement
meet our speakers!
MICHAEL J. NEW, Ph.D., is a visiting Associate Professor of Economics
at Ave Maria University. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Dartmouth College,
Dr. New received a master’s degree in statistics and a doctorate in political
science from Stanford University in 2002.
Before coming to Florida, Dr. New worked as a postdoctoral researcher
at the Harvard-MIT Data Center and later taught at both The University
of Alabama and the University of Michigan -- Dearborn.
Dr. New researches and writes about the social science of pro-life issues.
He gives presentations on both the positive impact of pro-laws and the
gains in public support for the pro-life position. He is a frequent
blogger on National Review Online's "The Corner."
His writings have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlanta Journal
Constitution, National Review Online, Catholic Social Science Review, State
Politics and Policy Quarterly, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and
the New York Post.
GARY INGOLD assumed the role of CEO of Community Pregnancy Clinics in August 2013 to lead the entire organization's operations while executing on strategic direction and planning for future CPCI growth. He has a proven track record of strong leadership, fiscal responsibility and people skills. Gary honed these capabilities over thirty eight years first while serving as an officer in the United States Navy (he is a graduate of the US Naval Academy) and later by holding numerous positions of increased responsibility in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Supply distribution business. In addition, he serves his local Bishop and church community as an ordained Roman Catholic Deacon. He is very passionate about using the next phase of his career in service. After much prayer and discernment he feels that God is calling him to use his leadership abilities at CPCI to grow and expand the impact they have in saving babies with our successful medical clinic model. Gary has been married to his wife, Ginny, for 38 years and they have two adult children, both who are married. They are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren.
Olivia Larimore lives in Nokomis, Florida with her husband Micah and 16 year old son Luke. She also has two adult children, Adrianna and Joshua, plus a grandson and two little dogs.
Olivia is a dynamic ambassador for Jesus Christ. Her boldness and passion is contagious. She works closely with the youth in the Diocese of Venice.
Scott Klusendorf is President of Life Training Institute, where he trains pro-lifer advocates to persuasively defend their views. His book "The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture" is a standard text for teaching pro-life apologetics and his talks have been featured on nationally syndicated programs like Focus on the Family, Catholic Answers, Ava Maria Radio, and Truths that Transform--to name a few. He is also the host of the television series, "Life is Best" sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasting Network. Scott is a graduate of UCLA and holds a master's degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.