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Birmingham Advisory Board

Meet our Birmingham Advisory Board Members:


Pictured: Kristin Rushin (2nd from left) & family.

Kristin Crowe Rushin

Advisory Board Chair

Kristin is a lifelong resident of Birmingham. She became involved in the pro-life movement in 2001 shortly after she and her husband, Carlton, became foster parents. She volunteered at CEC for Life with longtime Birmingham pro-life advocate, Fr. Terry Gensemer and has participated in several prolife activities. Kristin and Carlton cared for numerous foster children eventually adopted their children, Caleb and Grace. With Carlton being one of our drivers, Grace volunteering as a Client Advocate, and Caleb helping out with the yearly fundraiser, the whole family is involved in Life On Wheels Alabama. The family attends St. Peter’s Anglican Church which is a strong prolife supporter through Anglicans for Life. Life On Wheels is the most powerful tool there is to give women that first glimpse of the precious life growing within them, love on them with encouragement and prayer, and provide support for a healthy pregnancy.


Krissie Allen

Krissie Allen is a writer and mother of five who lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been greatly influenced by Pope St. John Paul II’s “Gospel of Life,” which promotes the dignity of all human life. She is an active member at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where she has served as a catechist for over ten years. She has previously worked as an environmental attorney at Balch & Bingham, L.L.P before teaching high school and working on various school improvement efforts throughout Alabama. Over the years, she has written on issues concerning faith and society for a number of online publications, including 1819 News, Crisis Magazine and

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Ashley Draper

Ashley Draper and her husband Glenn moved to Birmingham in 2015. She is currently retired from working in the Vestavia School system Special Ed department. She and Glenn are members of Briarwood Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Draper has been a long time Pro Life advocate. She did occasional sidewalk counseling and volunteered at Save-A-Life Montgomery while living there. She has served on the advisory board in Birmingham since it’s launch in 2020. She believes all life is sacred and that education, prayer and availability are key to helping women and babies in crisis. Sharing the gospel and the hope of Christ is the greatest gift we can give each woman that enters our mobile unit. She and her husband have five children, and three grandbabies. They enjoy entertaining and hosting young couples weekly in their home for Bible study and fellowship.

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Natalie Brumfield

Natalie Brumfield is an adoptive mom & foster parent advocate in Birmingham, Alabama that has a passion for empowering families to make a difference by serving children and families in crisis. She is a pro-life initiatives writer who has written for Charisma Magazine, Charisma News, Life Site News, Live Action & The Christian Post. In 2020, she published her first children’s book “The House that Love Built” that shares God’s language of adoption from her own family’s story. Since 2008, Natalie has led Bound4LIFE Birmingham, a grassroots prayer movement for the ending of abortion, increase of adoption & revival in government. Natalie has served her local crisis pregnancy center as volunteer counselor & as one of the donation drive coordinators for the last 14 years. Natalie is involved in her church’s foster care outreach ministries and serving in Pink Incense women’s ministry. She is married to one of the kindest men on earth, Matthew Brumfield, who serves on staff with Highlands College. Together, the Lord has blessed them as an interracial family with seven beautiful children. They are both passionate about raising up the next generation of leaders for Jesus & seeing revival begin in the home.

John Martignoni

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Director; Office of Evangelization/Pro-Life Office; Diocese of Birmingham (2009 - Present)

Founder/President; Bible Christian Society; an apologetics and evangelization apostolate that teaches people all over the world about the truths of the Catholic Faith (2000 - Present)

Host; Open Line Monday, EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network; a weekly call-in radio program answering questions about the Catholic Faith on over 300 stations around the country (2003 - 2020)

Founder/President; Queen of Heaven Catholic Radio; brought Catholic radio to Birmingham, AL (2005-2018)

Author; Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible (Sophia Institute Press)

Married 28 yrs. to Janel; three sons and one daughter.


“John is one of the most effective pro-life, evangelistic Catholic apologists in the world!” - Scott Hahn

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David Cost

David and his wife, Dianne, were born and raised in Mississippi. They moved to Birmingham in 1983 on a job transfer

and have lived in the area since then. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren. David attained a degree in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University. His work experience included Wurlitzer Piano Co., Cornwall Corporation, and he retired from United Parcel Service after 29 years.


They have attended Shades Mountain Baptist Church since moving to Birmingham. He teaches aSenior Adult Sunday School class and heads up the carpentry section of the Shades Handy Man ministry.He has served on a Pastor Search prayer committee and Senior Adult Counsel. After driving the churchvan for many years, he drove the Life On Wheels unit in Birmingham for 3 years. David loves the Lordand believes that all life is a gift from God from the very moment of conception and is to be protected.Abortion should only be considered when the life of the mom is in jeopardy. To David, to be involved insaving babies and sharing the Gospel is a great honor and privilege.


Rhett Howell


Pictured: Dr. Francisco Caycedo (left) and Dr. Matt Phillips (right)

Dr. Francisco Caycedo

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