Laura Lynn Hughes is an author, international speaker, and teacher, and a human rights activist. She is a board member and volunteer at Alpha Pregnancy Clinic and co-founder of A Movement of Love post-abortive ministry. Author of Choose Zoe: A Story of Unplanned Pregnancy and the Case for Life, Laura speaks regularly about the sanctity of human life, pregnancy, fetal development, human trafficking, online sexual exploitation of children, and post-abortion trauma and recovery in community colleges, high schools, churches, and conferences. Laura is a short-term missionary for Liberty Church in Fairfield, California, and serves as a His Hands Support Ministries Coordinator for the Philippines, partnering with the CURE foundation. A mother of five and grandmother of eleven, she owns a photography studio and lives in northern California.
Vonnie is a Sioux Native and born in Montana on the Flathead Reservation. She was adopted at six months of age and raised in the Gallatin Valley. Her current occupation is lunchroom playground aid at Saddle Peak Elementary school. For eight years she spent her summers as a camp chef for the Boy Scouts of America on Melita Island in the middle of Flathead lake. She has a chosen son who calls her “Mumpa”. During her volunteer time, she serves as an AWANA Leader, is on the leadership team of Celebrate Recovery and is a Deaconess at Belgrade Alliance Church. God has called her to share her story and in the process became a speech coach for a local home school group. She emanates kindness with a touch of humor. Vonnie has a love for people and a servants heart.
Stephanie Anderson is a survivor of childhood sexual exploitation with a background in neurodevelopment. Raising a child diagnosed with Autism, she found God’s road to healing. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and author, and serves as an advocate for the Persecuted Church.
Her story, “From Unlikely to Unlimited”, is detailed online in the survivor gallery of Polaris.
Kathryn, Quinn McBee, Distinquished Toastmaster, is a passionate educator, who shares her time, talent, and experience and demonstrates that by volunteering with many organizations. As the owner of Alternative Care Services, an “in-home caregiver service”, she has educated seniors and their families to deal with the challenges of Aging, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s. She is a humorous educational speaker and memorable storyteller. She enjoys time with her family, is the mother of 2 grown daughters and a son. She has eight grandchildren, and is a great-grandmother. Kathryn is a recent widow. She loves road trips, camping, gardening and spending time with her family. In her spare time she sells antiques, vintage collectibles, and used books. For fun she is a therapuetic caring clown for the disabled and elderly. She prospects for gold, digs for crystals, and loves reading a good book in the sun, and sipping on a glass of cold sweet tea. She has two kitties to keep her company. Kathryn is an author of the book, Just Like Us–Conversations with the Homeless–Those people left in the Shadows. She has attended Abundant Life Fellowship Church for the past twenty years. She values her love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and has made many long-lasting Christian Friendships.
Tera Bradham is a Christian author, speaker, and podcast host with a passion for helping people experience freedom in their lives. She loves watching God redeem her journey through years of pain by connecting with others struggling to carry the burden of agony alone. She can most often be found toying with triathlons or curled up with a good book.