Missionaries for Life are summer interns who rotate between Students for Life of America headquarters, Care Net, Susan B. Anthony List, and member offices in the House of Representatives. They are some of the brightest student pro-life leaders and we look forward to training them and watching them grow as activists every year.
This year we are so excited to have a great group of six girls for the summer – they are the pro-life generation, ready to abolish abortion in this lifetime!
Meet our missionaries below:
Lori Kostka is a recent high school graduate who will be attending George Mason University. She is undecided on a major, however, hopes being a missionary for life will help her pinpoint a choice. She strives to find how she can make the biggest impact.
Lori is has been a passionate pro-lifer ever since taking over her town’s small 40 Days for Life. She is not blind to abortion’s horrors. Researching, attending events, and speaking with friends who have had abortions has ignited a determination to make a difference. Nothing gives her more joy than being involved in life saving work, and moving closer to abolishing abortion each day.
Teresa Pincus goes to NC State University and is working towards a degree in Civil Engineering. She is president of NC State Students for Life.
US citizens’ views are changing in our favor about abortion and she wants to be a part of this continuing change until abortion is completely illegal. She is looking forward to a great experience working in different aspects of the pro-life movement!
Karen Shufflebarger will be a second-year at the University of Virginia this fall, where she hopes to graduate with degrees in Art History and Italian. She is an active member of UVA’s Catholic Student Ministry, Hoos for Life club, and Madison House Volunteering Organization. Karen hopes to meet people committed to the pro-life cause, and learn ways to spread the pro-life message by working with Students for Life of America in the Missionary for Life program.
Brittany SanSouci is a rising Junior at Plymouth State University. She is still undeclared but is thinking of being a high school History teacher and getting her Masters Degree in Library Science. She is an RA at school and part of her campus’ Catholic Campus Ministry and PSU Republicans. Brittany is looking forward to another great summer in the DC area fighting for something she feels so strongly about. She is looking forward to meeting new people who feel just as strongly as she does about abortion and making great new friends!
Evelyn Hildebrand is thrilled to be working at Students for Life of America this summer! She just finished her sophomore year at Franciscan University of Steubenville as a Philsophy Major, Human Life Studies Minor. During her time at Franciscan, she has learned so much about herself, about the Lord and about life through prayer and friendships as well as through class. Life is a precious, precious gift. While it is completely true that the pro-life movement is focused on ending abortion, she believes that the pro-life movement is a call to hope. Being pro-life means we must, “always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) The pro-life movement means responding to the words of Pope John Paul II who said, “Do not be afraid to go out onto the streets and into public places like the first Apostles who preached Christ and the Good News of salvation in the squares of cities, towns and villages.”
The pro-life movement hangs upon this hope, this Good News, this truth that life is worth living because we are loved by God. This summer, Evelyn wants to be a missionary of hope.
Roanna Thawley graduated from God’s Bible School & College in May 2012, with an Associate of Arts in General Studies. After seeking direction from God for her next academic step, she transferred to Ohio Christian University in the fall of 2012, where she studies Government and Public Service with a Pre-Law concentration. As a Missionary for Life this summer, Roanna hopes to learn how to effectively use the political arena to advance the rights of the unborn and to educate others on the value of life.
We look forward to another outstanding summer with our Missionaries!