2018 Speakers

Arland K. Nichols

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.


Representative Matt Rinaldi

Matt Rinaldi of House District 115 was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2014 to represent the Northwest portion of Dallas County. Representative Rinaldi sits on both the Committee on Business & Industry and the Committee on Agriculture & Livestock.

Representative Rinaldi attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in Economics, and Boston University School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude. He is currently a commercial litigation attorney and a strong advocate of tort reform in the legal community. Matt also serves on the board of directors of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust in the hotel and hospitality industry.

Representative Rinaldi is a trusted source on constitutional issues and has spoken extensively on these matters throughout the state and on FoxNews Radio affiliates throughout the country. He is a strong advocate for limited government, pro-liberty and free market policies, secure borders, education, Second Amendment rights, and the protection of life.

As one who believes in giving back to his community, Matt represented under-privileged families in the “Adoption Saturday” project, a program developed to speed the adoption of abused and neglected children in Dallas County. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and an alumnus of Leadership Irving/Las Colinas. Matt and his wife, Corley, attend St. Ann Catholic Parish in Coppell.


John Seago

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

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

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.


Jaclyn Brown

Jaclyn Brown is the Adoption Case Manager for Providence Place, one of the oldest and most established adoption agencies in Texas. In her role as Adoption Case Manager, she is responsible for advising individuals in unplanned pregnancies of their options and of the long term implications of relinquishing parental rights.  As an adoptee and professional in the industry, Jaclyn has an unique insight into the complex world of adoption.

 

 


Julie Dozier, LPC-S, CSAT, CMAT

Julie is Director and Psychotherapist at Wings of Hope Counseling in San Antonio, Texas. She has had private practices in various places in Colorado and Texas; has provided counsel at a Maximum Security Prison Psych hospital to sex offenders; radio show cohost in Colorado Springs, practiced on staff at a large Houston church helping introduce the Sexual Brokenness ministry; as well as speaking, teaching, and training LPC interns. She has clients who fly in from out of state or country to San Antonio for 3-14 day intensives, as well as seeing local Texas clients.

Julie is featured in a video at pregnancy centers in the United States where she and a gynecologist are being interviewed by a Houston newscaster (the gynecologist on the medical effects of abortion and Julie on the psychological effects of abortion). Julie is also featured on international television in a Focus on the Family spot on Post Abortion Syndrome. In addition, she has been involved with ministries to women with unplanned pregnancies. She has held groups in her private practice for clients who suffer symptoms of Post Abortion Syndrome as well as individual counseling for PAS.

Training:
EMDR Provider for PTSD and various traumas
Trained by International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals for Sexual Addiction, Food Addiction, Financial Disorders, Workaholism, and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor
Certified to supervise LPC interns


Sarah Zarr

Sarah Zarr is the Regional Coordinator for Texas for Students for Life of America. She is a graduate of Colorado State University-Pueblo with a degree in Mass Communications and minors in Leadership Studies and Nonprofit Administration. While in college, she founded CSU-Pueblo Students for Life and served as the President for two years, bringing a pro-life voice to the school.

After leading the pro-life group on her campus, Sarah was elected Student Body President at CSU-Pueblo. Sarah led a team of 23 Student Government members, served on 12+ university boards and committees, represented CSU-Pueblo students at the Board of Governors, and testified at the Capitol for funding. She worked to make sure the university complied with Title IX regarding pregnant and parenting students and worked to make campus friendlier for parenting students by setting up a lactation room. She spoke to over 10,000 people during her college years. Her active and passionate involvement with many other student organizations, campus wide events, leadership conferences and departments gave her a strong background in service and leadership. Sarah learned patient advocacy at Pueblo’s Caring Pregnancy Center and supported the Center’s process of getting a mobile ultrasound from Save the Storks. Sarah studied pro-life apologetics at Summit Ministries and at Students for Life of America’s trainings. In addition, Sarah won Miss Pueblo, using her platform to represent at events like the annual Walk for Life in Pueblo. She currently competes in State and National pageants with a life-affirming message to empower women and promote the message that you can be both pro-women and pro-life. These roles have given her the ability to train leaders in the pro-life movement, cultivate effective student organizations, and speak up for the voiceless.

Sarah has worked as a Facilitator/Speaker for a national company called Collegiate Empowerment, traveling to universities to give seminars on leadership, student organization, and personal development. In the community where she lived, Sarah served as Vice President of the 2017 Leadership Pueblo Class, as a regional board member for the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, as a Victim Advocate at Pueblo Rape Crisis Service Center, and as a YWCA board member. Sarah’s awards include 2016 Campus Leader of the Year, YWCA’s Tribute to Women Young Leadership Award Nominee, and 4-H Outstanding Leadership Award.  She was inducted in Golden Key Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Sarah is dedicated to living with purpose, leading with passion, and loving people as she works to empower new leaders in the pro-life movement and save lives on the front lines.


Jewels Green

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 40Her 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.