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John is an ordained Evangelical pastor, who for the last 25 years has served as a leader in the pro-life movement as a speaker, author, mentor, and co-laborer. Currently, John serves as the President of PassionLife, where he concentrates on helping missionaries and indigenous Christian leaders serving in countries plagued by abortion to equip the church in bioethics and pregnancy crisis intervention services.
Starting in 1991, John led the effort in Boston to establish a network of six ultrasound-equipped pregnancy help centers. In 2006, he joined Heartbeat International and piloted Heartbeat of Miami, a minority-led, ultrasound-equipped, pregnancy help ministry now serving amidst 30 nearby abortion business.
John writes books on things he is most passionate about; the gospel, marriage and prolife ethics. He and his wife, Kristen, have been married for 38 years. They have three grown children, two daughters-in-law, and three grandchildren. They live in Roswell, GA.
Books by John Ensor
The Great Work of the Gospel: How We Experience God’s Grace, (Crossway Books, 2006).
Doing Things Right in Matters of the Heart, (Crossway Books, 2007).
Innocent Blood: Challenging the Powers of Death with the Gospel of Life, (Cruciform Press, 2011).
Answering the Call: Saving the Innocent, One Woman at a Time, (Hendrickson Publishers, 2012).
Stand for Life: A Students Guide to Making the Case and Saving Lives, with Scott Klusendorf, (Hendrickson Publishers, 2012).
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Pregnancy Help Training Coordinator
Jeanne M. Pernia is certified mental health counselor, most recognized for her role as the Co-Founder of Heartbeat of Miami, a minority-led pregnancy help ministry and the founder of the Restoring the Heart Ministry, a post-abortive healing program. She is widely recognized for her role in the South Florida community, promoting the care of pregnant mothers and advocating for the lives of their unborn babies.
Since 2007 Jeanne has reached out to people around the world, sharing her testimony of grace and redemption. Jeanne’s 2013 biography Conquered details her story – from her beginnings in the abortion business to her subsequent journey as one of South Florida’s most widely recognized leaders in the Pro-Life Movement. She continues to share her passion for post-abortive healing and pregnancy counseling by leading weekend healing retreats and is now preparing for an expansive mission establishing the Sanctity of Life teachings in Cuba.
Jeanne is passionate about providing life changing education on the sanctity of life, particularly in the Latin-American community and Spanish speaking countries around the world. She and her husband, Albert, have been married for 34 years. They have three grown children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They currently reside in Miami Lakes, FL.
Director of Communication
James Murray grew up as a missionary kid on the Zuni Reservation in New Mexico. He has a passion for digital media and has spent the last 6 years working alongside churches, outreach ministries, and nonprofit organizations. James joined the PassionLife team in 2018 and looks forward to bringing the Gospel of Life to many people in many countries. He and his wife, Ashley, have been married since 2008 and live in Winston-Salem, NC with their two children.
Kristen Ensor serves as PassionLife’s Operations Manager, including details of travel planning, accounting, communications, reporting and the overall management of resources.
Local leaders, partners, and organizations
As the outreach of PassionLife grows, we are empowering local leaders to spearhead training initiatives, set up pregnancy help centers, and establish safe homes for mothers.
The PassionLife Board of Directors
Shawn Deal, Secretary
An adoptive father of two, Shawn believes every child deserves life. He and his wife, Holly, have been married for 22 years, and their children, adopted as babies, are now ages 18 and 20. As owner of a small IT business he began in 2003, Shawn provides computer and network expertise to a large array of local companies. His hobbies are working on cars, watching football, and most of all, enjoying time with family and friends.
Dawn Nelson, Treasurer
As a supporter of global missions and the sanctity of life, Dawn is excited that PassionLife is uniquely positioned to bring the gospel of life to some of the neediest areas of the world. After spending fifteen years in human resources in the banking industry and with an MBA in HR and IT, Dawn has focused on family, church, and community involvement in recent years. Activities have included homeschooling, local school board president, and church leadership positions. Dawn and her husband, Stan, live in the Chicago area. They have two adult children, a wonderful son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
Kara Beth Vance
Kara Beth Vance is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional serving clients in the Chicago suburbs. She graduated from Wheaton College (IL) with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. While Kara Beth's passion for upholding the value of all human life developed during her college years, it was during a year of overseas service that she saw firsthand the urgent need for training and resources about the value of human life and how to stand for life in situations that require great moral courage.
Peggy Benicke, Life Affirming Specialist serves as Executive Director of Robbinsdale Women’s Center, a pregnancy medical resource center in Minneapolis. in 1995 and has served as Executive Director since 2000. Peggy’s background in business and marketing and her personal experience with crisis pregnancies have enhanced her leadership role at RWC. She gives God all the glory for the many lives saved from abortion and for the amazing growth of RWC. She attended Winona State University, Harper College and received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Graduate School of Management at Hamline University. Peggy and her husband Ralph are parents to Courtney and Ann, and grandparents to Kaleb, Trinity and Jada. She recently reunited with the daughter that she placed for adoption at age 17 and now has an additional five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Min has worked and volunteered in various teaching and counseling roles both within churches and nonprofits, and in the university setting while in Korea. Her background in Nursing and Law, and her passion for women and babies were used to establish the first crisis pregnancy center in Korea - Women’s Hope Center, which includes a safehouse for young girls running from forced abortion situations and sexual exploitation. Upon her family's return to the United States, she continues to enthusiastically share a Biblical understanding of children and parents found in the Gospels. Min lives in northern New Jersey with her husband of over 17 years, Pastor Young, and their four children.