Tom is the James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minnesota, where he teaches and writes on constitutional law, religious liberty, law and religion, and intellectual property. He is the author of four books, dozens of scholarly and popular articles, and numerous briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts. He has served as the law school’s associate dean for academic affairs and director of its Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy. He has degrees from the University of Chicago, in both law and religious studies; from Oxford University, in philosophy and politics (as a Rhodes Scholar); and from Northwestern University, in journalism. He is married to Maureen Kane Berg, and they have two sons.
Terrisa is an atheist, feminist, vegan, Democrat, and a consistent life activist. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Pro-Life San Francisco, a millennial-led, multipartisan organization resisting the influence of the abortion industry in one of the most pro-abortion climates in the world. In addition to her role at Democrats for Life of America she is also a co-leader of Secular Pro-Life and serves on the board of Rehumanize International. Terrisa graduated at the top of her class from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts and has over 15 years experience in business and team management with several fortune 500 companies. She is an active mentor for the Students for Life Wilberforce Fellowship and speaks to pro-life groups throughout the nation on secular and millennial outreach. Her efforts have been featured in major media outlets such as NBC News Now, the Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Slate, Refinery29, Daily Signal, and the Christian Post. She resides in San Francisco with her two cats.
Monica Sparks is an elected pro-life Democrat. In 2020, she was elected to her second term on the Kent County Commission, having first been elected in 2018. In addition to her work as an official, she is a real estate agent and radio host. In 2018, she was selected by Grand Rapids Business Journal as one of the "50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan." Monica and her husband, Lonnie, have two children.
She and her twin sister were adopted at the age of eight from foster care, which informs her work as an outspoken pro-life advocate. She was a featured speaker at DFLA's 2018 conference in Michigan.
Rabbi Craig B. Miller lives in Passaic, New Jersey, with his wife, two dogs, and three rabbits. He owns Black Rabbit Marketing, which offers Strategic Marketing Services to a range of clients from those offering health insurance alternatives to political campaigns. An active Democrat, he has worked with political candidates for almost three decades. In 2010, Craig was elected as one of nine commissioners overseeing the City of Passaic School System responsible for over 15,000 students and 3,000 staff -- a position he has been re-elected to twice. He is the proud father of three children including a special needs son.
Lisa Stiller's background includes work in education and journalism. She has an MA in Secondary Education and an MA in Communication Studies. She has volunteered for many nonprofits, using her skills in media, training, writing and editing, lobbying, and event coordination. Lisa has been a board member of Consistent Life since 2012, helping coordinate conferences, write resource material, and advocate anywhere she can for the Consistent Life Ethic. She organizes tables and booths at many national conferences, including many where agendas are not always in line with a Consistent Life Ethic. Her work experience includes teaching from elementary school to higher ed, working as a school counselor, and working in print and broadcast journalism. Her whole life, Lisa has stood up to friends, family, fellow Democrats, and the people she volunteers with to advocate for life. Lisa currently lives near Portland, Oregon.
Matt formerly worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Bob Casey and former Congressman Christopher Carney. He is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University. He serves as the State Chapter Coordinator for DFLA, working to build up DFLA chapters locally across the country. Matt is a native of northeastern Pennsylvania and now resides in Washington, DC.
Xavier is a long-time pro-life and consistent life activist. He grew up in Australia, before studying politics at Trinity College, Cambridge as a Commonwealth Scholar, where he edited the student newspaper and founded the pro-life society. After studying at the University of Virginia as a Lenox-Conyngham Scholar, he moved to the US, where he now works in business in Washington, DC. In 2019, he worked on post-ISIS reconstruction projects in Iraq. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, America Magazine, and National Review. He is a Side B Christian. At DFLA, he acts as a volunteer Director of Operations. In this capacity, he sponsors DFLA's Candidate Committee, which runs DFLA's campaigning, lobbying, and candidate support efforts.
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