On May 3, 2018, Heartline Pregnancy Center will host its annual Gathering of Hope Banquet at the Winona Heritage Room in Winona Lake, Indiana. Tickets for the event can be purchased by calling Heartline at 574-267-5110 or emailing kjacobson@heartlinepregnancycenter.org.

Kelsey Vander Vliet, marketing director of Indianapolis adoption agency Adoption Support Center, is the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Kelsey is a birth mother who advocates for ethical adoption and adoption support. She founded the blog From Anotha Motha (fromanothamotha.com), where birth moms nationwide come together to support each other in the adoption process.

The emcee for the banquet will be Josh Wildman, CEO of Wildman Business Group. Josh is an active member of the Warsaw community, serving as a volunteer or board member for places such as 2nd Mile Missions, YMCA, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and Joe’s Kids.

“The Gathering of Hope Banquet will have two excellent speakers in Kelsey and Josh this year,” says Alyx Bates, Heartline’s director of operations. “We’re thrilled to have them, and we can’t wait to share the night with the people in our community.”

Heartline is dedicated to combating generational and situational poverty through a variety of programs, working to empower and equip men and women in the community who are involved with an unplanned pregnancy.