A member of the Men and Abortion Network is a person or organization with at least three years of experience on a national or international level of promoting healing and creating awareness in regard to the post-abortive male. Members are available for speaking engagements. See schedule.
Kevin Burke, LSW
Kevin Burke, LSW, is co-founder of Rachel’s Vineyard™, a healing ministry of Priests for Life, where he also is a pastoral associate. Rachel’s Vineyard support group and retreat models are now offered in 49 states. The international outreach of Rachel’s Vineyard is now in over 70 countries with 22 translations and more in progress. More than 1,000 retreats are held annually worldwide.
Kevin is a graduate of The Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work. His presentations address the effects of abortion on men, couples and families and effective post abortion ministry for Clergy and Counselors.
With his wife, Theresa Burke, and Fr. Frank Pavone, Kevin is co-author of Redeeming A Father’s Heart: Men Share Powerful Stories of Abortion Loss and Recovery and Sharing The Heart of Christ: Safe and Effective Post Abortion Ministry for Clergy and Counselors.
Kevin and Theresa are authors of Grief to Grace: A Retreat for Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse and Contemplating the Shroud: Meditations on the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus (Pauline Books and Media). He has contributed to and authored articles on post-abortion healing, participates regularly in radio interviews, and has been a guest on EWTN and Fr. Pavone’s program Gospel of Life on the Sky Angel Network.
Kevin formerly served as the administrator of Mother’s Home, a crisis pregnancy residence that provides housing, computer job training and programs for women and their children. Kevin also worked as a clinical social work supervisor for Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia.
Kevin and his wife Theresa have worked together in marriage and family counseling and established Covenant Family Resources, a licensed children and youth agency that supports couples as they build families through adoption. They also spent 15 years working in youth ministry. Their development of high school retreats and youth programs earned them the “Apostle to Youth Award,” which recognized their contribution to the spiritual growth of the teenagers in Philadelphia.
Catherine Coyle, RN, PhD
Catherine Coyle earned her doctorate in Educational Psychology (area of Human Development) at the University of Wisconsin. She is a registered nurse and holds a master’s degree in clinical psychiatric nursing. She has taught at both Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Coyle developed a healing program for men who have been hurt by abortion and has scientifically documented its effectiveness. She is the author of the book Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing, which is based on her research and is available from Life Cycle Books (1-800-214-5849).
Dr. Coyle is co-director of the Alliance for Post-Abortion Research and Training (www.standapart.org), a member of the Men and Abortion Network (M.A.N.), and is on the advisory boards of the International Forgiveness Institute, Care Net Pregnancy Center of Dane County, and the Abortion Recovery International Network (ARIN). She continues to pursue research and provide training in the areas of forgiveness, forgiveness therapy, and post-abortion stress. She may be contacted by email.
Sheila Harper is the founder and president of SaveOne, an international outreach ministry for men and women suffering in silence after an abortion. She is currently studying to obtain her Master’s degree in biblical counseling and is the author of five books: SaveOne-A Guide to Emotional Healing after Abortion, which has been translated and distributed in 10 languages; SaveOne-The Men’s Study; May I Have This Dance? A Journal through Pregnancy; Survivor, her personal story of abortion; and her most recent book, Is There Not a Cause?
SaveOne currently has 165 chapters in 16 countries. Sheila has traveled the world speaking on the topic of abortion recovery as well as training abortion recovery leaders and facilitators. Order the books or find a chapter at www.saveone.org.
After enduring seven years of personal anguish over choosing abortion, she found restoration and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. Sheila has two awesome sons, and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, Jack Harper who pastors CrossRoads Church in Antioch, Tennessee.
Gregory Hasek MA/MFT LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a marriage and family therapist in both Oregon and Florida. He is also the executive director of a non-profit agency called Misty Mountain Family Counseling Center. He previously taught in George Fox University’s Graduate School of Counseling for six years. In 2005, he organized the first ever men’s summit to specifically address how abortion affects men. Since then he has been involved with the Men and Abortion Network. Mr. Hasek has spoken at numerous conferences over the years, including National Right to Life conventions. He was one of the featured speakers at Reclaiming Fatherhood, an international conference on men and abortion, which took place in 2007 and 2008. He has received international attention for his work on men and abortion issues and presented in Australia in 2012. He is a founding member of the Crisis Pregnancy and Abortion Recovery Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has recently developed an organization called the American Association of Therapists Treating Abortion Related Trauma, which has a goal of developing evidenced based treatment programs for abortion related trauma. In addition to his presentations at various conferences, Mr. Hasek has published articles and appeared on television and radio programs around the country discussing these issues. Website: www.mistymtn.org. Contact by email.
Bradley Mattes, MBS
Bradley Mattes, a founding member of Men and Abortion Network, is president of Life Issues Institute, an international pro-life educational organization. He does peer-to-peer counseling of men after abortion, and has written for numerous international publications on the issue of men and abortion.
Brad is a three-time Regional Emmy® Award-winning host and executive producer of a weekly pro-life television program, Facing Life Head-On, which is available to more than 100 million households throughout America and Canada.
He also hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and related issues carried on more than 1,100 radio outlets across the nation. Brad has also hosted various half-hour radio programs on such topics as the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, adoption, men and abortion and US Supreme Court vacancies.
Brad is president of the International Right to Life Federation and a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion and related life issues. He works with other countries to establish a pro-life educational and counseling presence. He also is chairman of the board of directors of the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, working to protect vulnerable individuals and educate others on end-of-life issues, and he serves on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters Association.
Brad has done considerable anecdotal research on the effects of abortion on men, and his writings on this topic have been printed in US and international publications. He has a master’s degree in Biblical Studies and Biblical Counseling and has written a post-graduate course on men and abortion.
Scott Miller has an earned Doctor of Ministry degree on the subject of healing fathers of aborted children. He is an addictions recovery chaplain and has worked in the field of addictions for several years. He has seen the link between an unresolved abortion experience in a father and a continuing battle with addictions. He has also seen the power of the addiction weakened when a father addresses the abortion experience in his life.
Scott is married and has four children in heaven and one adopted child on earth.
Vincent Rue, PhD
Vincent Rue, Ph.D. is director of the Institute for Pregnancy Loss in Jacksonville, Florida, an independent non-profit research & treatment center. Dr. Rue received his Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of North Carolina in 1975. For 30 years Dr. Rue has been a practicing psychotherapist and has served on the faculty of California State University at Los Angeles and United States International University in San Diego. In 1981 Dr. Rue provided the first clinical evidence of postabortion trauma, identifying this psychological condition as APostabortion Syndrome@ in testimony before the U.S. Congress. In 1984, he published one of the first articles on abortion’s impact on men and relationships and over the years has treated numerous women and men who have been traumatized by their abortion experience.
During the Reagan Administration, Dr. Rue was a special consultant to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop on abortion morbidity. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rue also serves as a litigation consultant assisting numerous offices of the state Attorneys General in abortion & family related statutory challenges. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has lectured throughout the United States, and has also presented in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Rue has authored one book and numerous professional journal articles on the topic of post-abortion trauma and has been the principal investigator of the International Pregnancy Loss Research Project.
David Williams worked for 10 years with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) ministering to college students in Northeast Ohio, serving as a traveling speaker and also as a chaplain for one season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In 2013, David decided to devote more time to his God-given passion to preach. Along with speaking, David mentors college students and ministers with Pregnancy Resource Centers to be a voice for the unborn and mentor men who have been affected by or whose partners are considering abortion.
Warren has a BA in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a Charter Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He and his wife founded Boulder Caring Pregnancy Center in Boulder. Since 1978 he has been a student of fatherhood loss and the effects of abortion on men and society. In 1992 he founded Fathers & Brothers Ministries International, a ministry to men who have experienced loss of their fatherhood through natural pregnancy and elective choices. He is an Elder at VineLife Community Church in Boulder, CO.
He is a published author: Fatherhood Lost: Suggested Guidelines in Leading a Bible Study, and the companion Bible study Missing Arrows. He has written and self published many other booklets and articles on men and pregnancy loss including Restoring the Fugitive: A Father to the Fatherless-Overcoming the Affect of Absentee Fatherhood, Men in Sexual Crisis, Men in Reproductive Crisis and Recovery. In addition he and the late Guy Condon co-authored Fatherhood Aborted. Warren has been working on the promotion of these and other materials thorough Care Net, Promise Keepers, and Focus on the Family.
Warren has been a presenter at many national seminars and including Care Net, PACE, Healing Visions, Caring to Love, and Focus on the Family. He has been interviewed many times on radio and TV, co-authored many articles, and is widely quoted on the topic of the disenfranchising of male grief.