Theresa Gilbert is 27 years old, married for four years and lives in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. She is a proud mother of one (so far ). She grew up in a family where pro-life activism was normal and attended numerous pro-life events such as: Life Chain, Walk for Life and the National March for Life.
When she began her university career at the University of Waterloo she also became president of the campus pro-life club: the University of Waterloo Students for Life (UWSFL). It was her involvement with the club that challenged her to take on the issue of defending all human life as her own, and not just something her parents believed in.
During her time at UW she organized a number of events through the club including a debate, guest speakers, information resource fairs and poster campaigns. It became very clear to her that all pro-life activities can be done poorly or really well. The latter, of course, is more effective. She attended the National Campus Life Network’s annual National Symposium twice. By her fourth year she knew she wanted to do fulltime pro-life work.
Having also worked as a summer student for Campaign Life Coalition and writing for The Interim she was able to see the Pro-Life Movement from a variety of angles. Her mother was Executive Director of her local Right to Life group, and her father started a maternity home in their area.
Theresa decided to work for NCLN as Executive Director following her graduation in 2007. This fulltime position took her throughout Ontario, to Quebec and the Maritimes as she met with, mentored and trained students on the campuses in pro-life apologetics and activism.
After three years of working fulltime for NCLN she decided to step down as staff and step into the role of President. Her passion for speaking to other pro-lifers, training them and motivating them is what spurred her onto creating this site. She hopes to be able to visit schools, churches and community groups to share the knowledge and passion she has gained over the years.