David Bereit is an experienced leader, an inspiring communicator, and strategic advisor to pro-life leaders and organizations around the world.
Previously, David started and led the global 40 Days for Life movement through its first decade, mobilizing 750,000 volunteers in more than 700 cities across all 50 America states and dozens of nations, whose prayers and efforts have saved 14,643 children’s lives, brought 177 workers out of the abortion industry, and closed 96 abortion centers. David recently stepped away from his role as CEO of 40 Days for Life to pray and plan for a new ministry project, which will be announced soon.
David is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker, and his presentations in more than 550 cities around the world have inspired audiences as large as 70,000 people. David’s work has been featured in nearly every major media outlet, including coverage on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, HBO, hundreds of radio programs, and over 100 newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.
David has advised many of today’s most successful pro-life leaders, helping hundreds of organizations increase their life-saving impact, and raising more than $55 million for pro-life causes. David has been joyfully married to his best friend, Margaret, and live outside of Washington, DC.
Jared has been the Executive Director of Adokate for 12 years. Through his visionary leadership, he has grown Advokate to be the largest organization of its kind in Canada and has overseen the creation of three pregnancy care centres across the province. Jared was recently elected as a School Trustee with the City of Abbotsford and prior to coming to Advokate, Jared worked in pastoral ministry for eight years. God’s calling in his life is to help reinvent the life-affirming movement to be more effective, relevant, and compassionate. Jared lives in Abbotsford with his wife, Shannon, and four school-aged children.
Jerry has been a champion of Advokate for many years, serving the last three of those years as an active Board Member and now presiding as Chair of Adokate’s Board of Directors. Jerry spent a decade in the Real Estate, Development and Construction Industry, with an educational background in Business and Project Management. With Jerry’s passion for business, relationships, growth, strategic visioning, and driving value, Jerry is an entrepreneur with a number of family businesses. With a deep love for people, he remains an active part of the community through his service on various non-profit boards, conferences, committees, church youth groups, kids camps, Christian schools, and fundraising initiatives.
Jerry was born and raised in South Surrey and now calls Langley home. He is a lover of life with a heart for children and youth, shown in his Personal Family Purpose of “Building up God’s Family, one life at a time”. He tackles life only with the strength God provides, and with his outstanding wife Shania at his side. Jerry is absolutely smitten with his 1-year-old daughter, Madison. He’ll tell you all about her! Becoming a Father to his precious daughter has reinforced how important it is for us all to do everything we can to protect unborn lives.
Did you know that sponsoring a table at our Celebrate Life Gala comes with extra perks for you and your guests?
Table Sponsors play a big role in helping us cover the costs of putting on the gala, allowing 100% of the donations given on the night of to go directly to the women, children, and families we support. Thank you for going the extra mile to make this gala a success.
All table purchases are tax receiptable, minus the fair market value of the 8 meals as per CRA guidelines. In order to receive a tax receipt, your full name and mailing address are required.
November 2, 2023 // 7PM - 9PM
General Seating is FREE, but RSVP is required. Please note that if you wish to sit at the same table as other friends/family in the General Seating section, you may need to arrive early in order to save spots.
Dinner will be served buffet style. If you or your guests require any dietary specific meals such as gluten-free or vegetarian, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-852-4623
Unable to join us in person? You can join us virtually as we’ll be live-streamingthe gala the night of!