Arland Nichols is president and founder of the St. John Paul II Foundation. For nearly a decade Arland taught at a Catholic high school and worked at an international nonprofit. During those years he became a popular speaker, successful writer, and he established the grounwork for launching the St. John Paul II Foundation. Arland earned a B.A. in philosophy from Texas A&M, an M.DIV. in Theology from University of St. Thomas, and is completing a Ph.D. in bioethics from Regina Apostolorum in Rome. With the generous support of his wife, Cindy, and six children, Arland is blessed to lead the St. John Paul II Foundation as it becomes the foremost Catholic nonprofit proclaiming the Good News of life and family.
John Seago serves as the Legislative Director for Texas Right to Life. He leads the research, writing, and lobbying for state legislation on bioethical issues like abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, and patients rights. John graduated from Southeastern College in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He studied Philosophy at University of Dallas for several years and received his master’s in Bioethics from Trinity International University. John lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Brandy and two children Nahum (6) and Sophia (4).
Jannique Stewart was born and raised in Europe and after her family moved to the United States for her high school years, Jannique competed for an Illinois State Title in a National Pageant and chose two issues that she felt most passionate about: Abortion and the sexualization of teens. After winning her first title at the age of 15, Jannique began speaking in schools and churches on topics including Raising up a Pro-life Generation and Sexual Integrity—The New Sex Revolution. After graduating from Greenville Liberal Arts College, she entered the field of Pharmaceuticals and quickly rose up the corporate ladder to the position of Corporate Sales Training Manager. Although she loved her job, she felt restless—she felt a passion to return to her first love: Speaking out for those who can’t speak for themselves. Jannique left the pharmaceutical industry in 2005 and has never looked back.Jannique joined First Care Family Resources, the leading Crisis Pregnancy Centers in South Florida in 2005 as a ‘sexual purity’ speaker and educator for their Prevention Department. In 2010, Jannique became the Center Director for First Care’s Boca Raton Pregnancy Care Center, leading a team of women to provide counseling and ultrasounds to women faced with unplanned pregnancies and financial hardship.Jannique founded Love Protects in 2011, a ministry focused on biblical sexuality. She speaks to thousands of teens each year in order to help them connect sexual activity with abortion and to discover the importance of sexual chastity (purity).
Jannique’s experience as a Center Director for a Pregnancy Center, her vast experience speaking to teens, and her engaging speaking style, has led to many requests for her to speak about the unborn and the importance of respecting human life at pro-life rallies, churches, pregnancy centers, banquets, and schools around the world.
Jennifer Christie’s story Raped While on a Business Trip – My Husband and I Chose Life! went viral after it was published on Save The 1, Live Action, Lifenews and Lifesitenews, along with various other publications, with over 1 million shares to Facebook. It’s been translated into many other languages and has appeared across the globe. Readers were touched by her fierce protection of the life of her innocent son, as well as her husband’s loving response upon learning she was pregnant from the brutal rape.
She wrote a follow-up story, Raped, Married and Pregnant: When People Said We Shouldn’t Have You, We Loved You Louder, and her husband Jeff also wrote out their story from his own perspective: My Wife and I Both Saw This Baby As Something Beautiful Coming From Such Evil. The latest update of her story — with the rapist-murdered having been killed is My Son Was Never a “Rapist’s Baby” or “Product of Rape” – He’s My Child.
Jennifer has spoken in Ireland, Malta and all over the United States. Jennifer is also fluent in American Sign Language.
Jewels Green is a regretful and repentant post-abortive mother, suicide attempt survivor, and former abortion clinic worker turned ardent human rights advocate. She is a volunteer, writer, national public speaker, has appeared on TV and radio programs, and is featured in the documentary film 40. Her candid articles detailing her experiences have been published online and in print. She has contributed to the books We Choose Life: Authentic Stories, Movements of Hope and Surprised by Life. All profits from her short eBook, Abortion Hurts: a collection of essays on my journey from death to life are donated to pregnancy resource centers.