We are a professional team of masters level social workers, sonographers, and directors of organizations who have a passion for sharing the gift of life and the unborn child with our youth. With the help of pregnant volunteers, this is made possible through ultrasound technology.
For more information please contact:
(402) 968-5308 or Nikki@HeartofaChildMinistries.org.
Nikki Schaefer, MSW - Director of Heart of a Child Ministries/Speaker
Nikki holds a masters degree in social work and is a trained art therapist. She worked at Catholic Services and Birthright in St. Louis, where she counseled abortion-minded women and led art therapy and parenting groups for pregnant and parenting teens.
Nikki is currently a homeschooling mother of six children, author, artist and Director of Heart of a Child Ministries. She has written numerous articles in homeschooling, parenting, and children's publications, has a piece published in the book Stories for the Homeschool Heart and authored and illustrated The Potty Train. Nikki is also a regular featured guest on Pro-Sanctity's Holiness Helpers radio show on KVSS Spirit Catholic radio and runs Schaefer Family Farms with her family. Please goto www.schaeferfamilyfarms.org to find out more.
Nikki and her family started Heart of a Child Ministries in 2012. Inspired by their seven- year-old daughter, Grace, this ministry shines the light on the gift of the child and the miracle of life through Pro-life Prayer Pillows and pro-life, pro-family presentations.
Kristen New, MSW - Speaker
Kristen received her master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, Kristen worked in two abortion clinics counseling women who wanted to terminate their pregnancies wirh an abortion. Through a pro-life woman’s prayers, and the witnessing of an ultrasound directed abortion, Kristen’s heart was dramatically changed. The trajectory of her life was redirected, and Kristen’s atheist heart was converted to Christ by God’s own hand doing a miracle in her life.
Kristen is now a wife, and stay-at-home mother to her two girls. She shares her powerful pro-life testimony of her conversion, and Christ’s abundant, healing love.
Angie Himmelberg - Ultrasonographer & Abstinence Presenter
Angela is a sonographer and abstinence presenter for Heart of a Child Ministries. Angela is from Dillon, MT and a graduate of the University of Jamestown & University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she studied Radiation Science & Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She has a passion for sharing the gift of life via ultrasound and fetal development with today’s youth. She believes empowering students with: “The choices you make now will determine the quality of life you lead."
Julie Gallegos - Adoption Speaker
Julie is a wife and mother of three children. Her third child, James, was adopted through a series of God-directed events. Julie shares her beautiful story of open adoption and the power of love with middle school and high school students.
Lydia Payne - Adoption Speaker
Lydia is a mother to two children, Benjamin and Addison. When Lydia was pregnant with Addison she was young and scared. She was encouraged to have an abortion, but knew that the baby was a life with a purpose from God. She courageously chose the option of adoption and shares her beautiful story of life and love with middle school and high school students.