Calling all pro-lifers! Join us for the:
About: The main event is on Thursday, March 30th and includes lunch and the Law of Life Summit. The Summit will feature multiple national and local pro-life leaders presenting strategy and resources for building a culture of life. The location for the main event is Center Point Community Church, 6590 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34105.
Additionally, guests are invited to join pro-life leaders the day before the main event for leadership excursions followed by a Pro-Life Pep Rally at Ave Maria University. See the schedule below.
Optional Activities Day 1, March 29th:
The Main Event, Day 2, March 30th:
Are you a student or religious? Register here for free!
Free General Admission to the Summit on March 30 from 12 pm to 4pm. Space is limited.
Registration for lunch and Summit programming on March 30th. Includes lunch plus VIP seating during the Summit Please note: this level does not include the excursions or other programming. All proceeds help underwrite the cost of the event. Thank you for your support.
ALL ACCESS - Full-Registration includes activities on March 29 and 30th, plus you are helping to support this great event. The ALL ACCESS pass includes the following: 1. March 29th Airboat Excursion2. March 29th Ave Maria Tour and Dinner at Ave Maria University; 3. March 30th Community Service Trip to Sunlight Home; 4. March 30th Lunch with VIP Seating at the Law of Life Summit.We are also coordinating a shuttle TBA.
March 29th: Would you like to join pro-life leaders on an airboat excursion in the Florida Everglades? This is a team-building experience that you don't want to miss. Registration includes optional shuttle from Naples (space is limited and location to be announced). This is a morning excursion set to begin at roughly 8:30 am.
March 29th: Join pro-life leaders for a tour of Ave Maria Town followed by pizza, refreshments and a pro-life pep rally at Ave Maria University. This is going to be a fun, inspirational and informative event. Tour begins at 4pm. Pizza and Pep Rally begins at 6pm. Details to be provided.
March 30th. Join pro-life leaders as we tour Sunlight Maternity Home. We'll be bringing some supplies and smiles as we seek to support this incredible ministry. Shuttle / Carpool to be coordinated from a to-be-announced location in Naples (details to be confirmed) (space is limited).
March 30th: Lunch and Networking with presentations begins at noon and kicks off the 2023 Naples Summit. Lunch is free courtesy of Leadership Institute, but please be sure to sign up so we have a headcount.
Join us for the 2023 Naples Summit - this main event runs from 1pm to 4pm and will featuring our famous firehose session, plus panels and talks designed to inspire the future of the pro-life movement.
Help support this great event!
Lauren is an attorney whose passion for defending the sanctity of human life led her into the pro-life movement; she serves as the President/CEO of Sidewalk Advocates for Life. In college, Lauren prayed and sidewalk counseled outside Former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson's abortion facility and experienced the very first 40 Days for Life campaign. After witnessing how prayer and peaceful outreach transformed the sidewalk from a place of confusion to life, she was hooked. Her vision, coupled with prayer and openness to God, equips her for pro-life leadership.
Father Michael Orsi, is a nationally recognized theologian. Originally from New York, Father Orsi has lived in Naples, Florida since 2009. He has authored hundreds of articles that have been published in national publications. He has been featured on national networks such as EWTN, Fox News and more. Father Orsi is also the host of Action For Life, a television program that is broadcast throughout Florida. Father brings his Italian charm, pastoral background and practical take on today’s most pressing issues.
Founder of the Law of Life Summit. Royce is a pro-life attorney working with some of the nations most recognized pro-life organizations such as the March for Life and the Thomas More Society. He has also produced music such as Fulton's Song recorded to his late-son's heartbeat (captured during a 22-week ultrasound). Royce has also produced movies including Where There Is Darkness and the epic pro-life story of Sing a Little Louder. Royce is the host and producer of Truth, Culture, Life, a weekly radio show that is syndicated in Central and Northern Illinois. Most importantly Royce is a husband and father. He and his wife, Elise, live in central Illinois with their six children.
Senior Director of Coalitions with Leadership Institute. Over her twenty years of professional experience, Dena held a variety of positions in public policy organizations, advertising agencies, and political campaigns including, Coalition for a Strong America, National Ballot Access, American Majority, Open and Clean Government, Vote Yes for Life, and the National Abstinence Clearinghouse. Much of her work has been focused on grassroots organizing, and training volunteers and fellow staffers.
President of Simply Pro-Life. With pro-life greats, Joe and Ann Scheidler, for grandparents, Hope grew up in the pro-life movement. She attended many pro-life events throughout her childhood and at age of 12 she really began looking into the abortion issue and why it was one of the largest debates in America. The Pro-Life Action League. Hope began public speaking in the fall of 2020, and began an internship for Abby Johnson's organization, And Then There Were None at the beginning of the summer in 2022.Inspired by Hope’s grandpa's advice to "Do something pro-life every day", she had the idea for "Simply Pro-Life". Her belief is that great changes are simply just a series of small actions done consistently. Her goal is to show the youth of America simple ways to be pro-life while also giving them the resources and means to do so. Hope believes that together, we will restore the dignity of life one baby step at a time.
Savannah's passion and enthusiasm for defending the unborn naturally led her to leadership roles in the pro-life youth movement at an early age. She was involved in the Pro-Life Movement throughout her childhood and started giving pro-life speeches as early as 6th grade.
She started a students for life chapter at her college, and was secretary of Chicago Pro-Life Future, a pro-life group for young professionals. Savannah previously worked for Illinois Right to Life as the Communications Assistant and was a crisis pregnancy counselor for Let Them Live.
Savannah currently works for Live Action in marketing and she writes for Culture of Life Fashion- a pro-life fashion company. She has a website and newsletter: savspeakslife.com and she hosts a podcast, Classy Chicks Podcast. She speaks to youth around the country on spreading a culture of life and is based in Tampa, Florida.
Chief Culture Officer at Heroic Media, President of National Prayer Luncheon for Life and Co-Host of The National Prayer Luncheon for Life Pro-Life Impact Show podcast, and Executive Editor of Pro-Life Magazine. Karen has actively worked in the pro-life industry for 34 years and gave the eulogy at Norma McCorvey’s (the “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade) funeral. As a primary spokesperson for Heroic Media and National Prayer Luncheon for Life, Karen is an expert trainer on effective messaging, has extensive experience in public and media relations, including interviews for radio, television, and online news, newspapers, and documentaries, and has been featured in four books.
Carolyn has served on the Board of Directors of Sunlight Home since 2008. In 2012, Carolyn was elected President. Carolyn has appeared on the Action For Life TV series, produced by the Naples Pro Life Council, and is currently on the “Choose Life” live streaming series on Overcomers TV
Carolyn’s prolife commitment manifested itself in her dedication to saving and changing the lives of the courageous mothers that choose life for their babies. Carolyn became a single mother herself in 1974 at age 26, when her husband died in an auto accident. Pregnant with a 3-year-old daughter at the time, she truly has experienced firsthand the overwhelming challenges of single motherhood.
Prior to relocating to FL in 2006, Carolyn was a risk management professional in NYC specializing in entertainment and sports programs. She attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, as well as St. Johns University in NYC earning an undergraduate degree in business. She and her husband John live in Naples, and have 6 children, 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
CEO at Community Pregnancy Clinics. Prior to this, Scott spent 23 years in the education field – teaching, mentoring, and leading thousands of students and families to be the best version of themselves – academically, humanly, and spiritually. Community Pregnancy Clinics have five locations from Naples to Gainesville. Plus CPC also operates mobile clinics.
David Guiher has lived in Washington State his entire life. He was surrounded by pro-life influences growing up. His older siblings founded SFL clubs on three separate college campuses. David became more directly involved in high school when he started working with the club his brother founded. Doing pro-life work in Washington gave David a chance to encounter radical pro-abortion opposition; he has had to continually stand up for his beliefs past vandalism, harassment, and opposition from faculty members. Now president of the SFL club at Ave Maria University, Ave for Life, He is continuing his work in supporting the dignity of human life at all stages from conception to natural death. And although the pro-life movement isn’t as condemned in Florida as it is in Washington; there is still plenty of work to be done.
Tim O’Brien is the major gift officer for LifeSite News, and has worked with the organization for two years, connecting with donors and sharing their passion for a pro-life, pro-family and most importantly a pro-faith culture. He was born and raised in Canada and at the onset of covid hysteria, with the grace of God, took notice of the soft-totalitarian measures encroaching on the citizens and his family. With a leap of faith and confidence in St. Joseph he moved his wife and two children at the time to Ave Maria Florida. Tim, now the father of three children is beyond grateful and blessed to be living in a country where the people are God fearing, extremely passionate about what they believe in, and still have a lot of fight left within them.
Nelly Roach is the president of Choose Life Marketing. She founded the agency out of a passion for helping women facing unexpected pregnancies. As someone who has her own personal story that resulted in the incredible joy and love of choosing life, she wants the same for women in the midst of fear and uncertainty. She wants to reach and serve them.
God prepared her for this mission with her analytical mind, math degree, and vast experience in marketing. She is a force to be reckoned with in the ads and analytics space. She leads her team of marketing experts with grace and excellence as a brave trailblazer for life.
In addition to carrying out her mission, she loves to travel and spend time with her family at her favorite place...the beach!
Physician, Author and Founder of Divine Mercy Care. Dr. John Bruchalski received his M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL in 1987. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical Center and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991. He received board certification in 1993. During his training, Dr. Bruchalski performed abortions, believing he was helping women. After a spiritual awakening, he realized abortion was not achieving freedom, health, and happiness for women. Dr. Bruchalski stopped performing abortions, returned to the faith, and felt God’s call to start a medical practice that truly helped women.
Dr. Bruchalski’s story represents the struggle many Christian medical professionals face: the decision to “go along to get along” or to boldly stand out. His journey reveals the dark side of getting caught up in the OB/GYN “status quo,” the evils hidden in plain sight, and the dangers of remaining lukewarm in your faith. His memoir, Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicine (Ignatius Press) released in October 2022.
Dr. Bruchalski started Tepeyac Family Center in 1994 (later renamed Tepeyac OB/GYN). In 2000, he founded Divine Mercy Care, a non-profit to advance pro-life healthcare by supporting Tepeyac and educating pro-lifers. Dr. Bruchalski’s tireless leadership in the pro-life movement has led to affiliations and partnerships with National Right to Life, Knights of Columbus, CareNet, Catholic University of America, Live Action, Students for Life, and many other pro-life efforts in America and internationally.
Dr. Bruchalski is the proud recipient of the 2017 Life Hero Award and the 2022 Notre Dame Evangelium Vitae Medal. He has been married to his wife, Carolyn, since 1991 and is the father of two boys, John Paul and Joseph.
Chris Slattery, age 68, a native of NYC, lives in Yonkers, NY, and his beachhead of pro-life work has been NYC-the Abortion Capital of America since 1979. Chris launched Expectant Mother Care-(EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers) in mid-town Manhattan in 1985, while also working in the advertising agency and ad sales business.
Chris went full time in pro-life work after a 13 year advertising career, in the year 1990. Chris has a Masters degree in Psychology from Divine Mercy University, and a BS degree in business management from Boston College, and he studied for a year at the University of Durham in England.
Chris's organization is now in its 38th year, and was NYC's first independant, pro-life pregnancy center and is today the largest and busiest network of pregnancy help centers in NYC. He was the godfather to Dr Bernard Nathanson, co-founded Operation Rescue in NYC, and recruited hundreds to join it including bishops Austin Vaughn and Bishop George Lynch.
and more speakers to be announced soon!
Airboats in the Everglades - Pro-Life leadership excursion. This is a ticketed excursion.
Join pro-life leaders at Ave Maria University for Pizza, Refreshments and a Pro-Life Pep Rally. This is an optional excursion.
Join pro-life leaders for a tour of Sunlight Maternity Home. We'll be bringing supplies in support of the incredible mission of Sunlight Home. This is an optional excursion.
Join us at Center Point Church in Naples for the Main Event! Doors open at 11:30 am.
Join pro-life leaders and members of the community for lunch, inspiration and networking as we kick of the 2023 Naples Summit.
The Law of Life Summit features a firehose of strategy, information and inspiration from national and local pro-life leaders. This is a fun and exciting session.
We'll touch on advocacy, strategy and the latest challenges facing the pro-life movement.
We'll touch on the legal, political and cultural challenges facing the pro-life movement. From mail-order abortion pills to pro-life arrests.
Meet future leaders of the pro-life movement followed by Q&A with all of our guest speakers.
The Law of Life Summit was formed in 2011. The Summit convenes every year in DC the day before the March for Life and throughout the year in select locations across the United States. The Naples Summit is a new forum offered by the Law of Life Summit to unite national and local leaders for strategy, inspiration and action. Join us in Naples, Florida March 29-30th. Presented by Action for Life and co-presented by Leadership Institute. Thank you to all of our speakers and sponsors.
Out of town guests are encouraged to book a hotel room ASAP. For security reasons hotel recommendations are available upon request. Please email [email protected] and a few recommended options based on location will be provided.