May 19th, 2018




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 speakers expert in their field.  This year's workshop will concentrate on a loving and truthful dialogue about the importance of life from the moment of conception. Talks will focus on how to know and understand another person’s perspective before trying to persuade them with one's own.  Attendees will learn how to confidently, honestly, and lovingly communicate with everyone from a pro-choice stranger to a woman scheduled for an abortion procedure.  Sessions will educate and train attendees in areas including:

  • How to Make the Case for Life
  •  Five Bad Ways People Argue About Abortion
  • Responding to Tough Questions with Grace and Truth
  • How to Talk Pro-Life Politics
  • Pregnancy Clinics: How to get involved and Talk about them effectively
  • Winning the Battle for Life: Spiritual Warfare 101

meet our speakers!

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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. 


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.


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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.





SR. GRACE MARIE HEINRICH, SCTJM was born in upstate New York and spent most
of her childhood until she graduated high school in Marion, Iowa. She
attended Creighton University where she had the blessing of studying in Rome
for a semester. During this semester she encountered the love of the Lord in
a deeper way and as her relationship with Him deepened, she heard the call
to religious life. During her last year of college, she continued to discern
what the Lord desired from her and after graduation in 2008, she entered
with the religious institute of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus
and Mary. She made her first profession of vows on July 11, 2011, and
currently serves her religious community working with young women who are
discerning their vocation to religious life and their candidates and

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You shall not stand by idly when your neighbor’s life is at stake.
— Leviticus 19:16

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Hotel Registration

We have blocked off rooms at the Hampton Inn (off of Exit 111) on Immokalee Rd for the Pro-Life Worshop at a Special Rate of $94 per night. The Hampton Inn is located just 30 minutes from the University! Each room can comfortably sleep four people. The conference will conclude late Saturday night (8:30pm) so we understand that it might be more convenient for groups to stay Friday and Saturday night.


Rooms can be booked through this link:

Or by phone: 800-426-7866

This hotel rate will only be valid until May 5, 2018.