Heroes leadership academy
This program is intended for: College students who are actively involved in a pro-life group or organization
Requirements: Commitment, time, and a willingness to learn and be courageous. Students will read, write, build relationships, volunteer, and engage with the pro-choice culture. Interested students must have a reliable means of transportation as some travel will be required as part of the program.
Heroes Leadership Academy exists to take those with a passion to end abortion and turn them into bold, knowledgable, and professional pro-life leaders. This academy will challenge you to grow and will send you from college prepared to make an impact working in the pro-life movement. Mothers, fathers, and the unborn need you. This movement needs you. Be the change. Be a Hero for the unborn!
HLA SPEAKER BIOS
Thursday, September 5th, Seth Drayer from Created Equal: Seth Drayer is the Vice President for Created Equal, a pro-life education and outreach organization based in Columbus, Ohio. Seth leads Created Equal’s mission to equip pre-born defenders with the scientific/philosophic case for life and conversational skills to create dialogue about abortion in their hometowns. Seth also engages university professors in formal debate, most recently Dr. David Sanders of Purdue University, and has appeared on national television shows Fox & Friends and Hannity. Seth holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and has been in full-time pro-life ministry since 2010. He resides in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, Aubrie, and their three children.
Thursday, November 7th, Mike Spencer from Life Training Institute:
Mike grew up in Detroit and considered himself “pro-choice” until shortly after coming to faith in Christ in 1984, when the church he attended showed the pro-life film, The Silent Scream. Upon being confronted with the reality of abortion, Mike became deeply convicted and prayed for God’s forgiveness, offering himself as a voice for the unborn.
Mike served as a pastor for 23 years before joining the staff of Life Training Institute in 2012, where he serves as the Midwest Director of Training. Mike has a burden to awaken the church to the plight of mothers facing unplanned pregnancies and to the unborn. He travels throughout the United States speaking to thousands of students each year on high school and university campuses. Mike is a gifted and much sought after communicator who brings a pastor’s heart to the often emotional and divisive issue of abortion in a way that is both gracious and compelling. He and his wife, Barb, have five children including a daughter they adopted from Guatemala. Mike and his family currently reside in Celina, Ohio.
Thursday, December 5th, Josh Brahm from Equal Rights Institute:
After 12 years of full-time pro-life work Josh launched Equal Rights Institute to maximize his impact for the movement. Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.
He has publicly debated leaders from Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Georgians for Choice, and one of the leading abortion facilities in Atlanta. Josh also wants to bring relational apologetics to the pro-life movement.Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the podcast that’s attached to the Equipped for Life course. He’s also a regular blogger for LifeNews.com and the ERI blog.
He directed the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Fresno, resulting in up to 60 lives saved. Josh has been happily married to his wife, Hannah, for thirteen years. They have three sons, Noah, William and Eli. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.