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Chris Schlesiger

Certified Focus Trainer-Patient Resources

Chris Schlesiger has worked in PRC ministry for over 35 years. Currently she serves as Patient Resources Director where she oversees the 15-step patient process employed by the Center where she works, as well as serving as a Trainer at the SperaVita Institute. Chris and her husband, Dave, live in Omaha, NE. Their three children have all married and to date have blessed them with five grandchildren.​


Jennifer Roush

Certified Focus Trainer-Executive

Jennifer Roush has worked in the pro-life world since 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and has a background as a registered nurse. Jennifer has served in the past as a nurse sonographer and as the Director of Medical Services for Informed Choice of Iowa. With her past front-line experience, Jennifer is passionate about serving women most at risk for abortion and helping them make a life choice. Her disarming belief that there is “no pit so deep, that God is not deeper still” empowers people to see beyond their present circumstances and create strategy for the future. She has spoken at many different events and ministries including Focus on the Family and Breaking the Veil of Silence. Jennifer currently serves as the Executive Director of the SperaVita Institute. Jennifer and her husband, Troy, have four beautiful daughters.


Carla Idrees

Certified Focus Trainer-Medical

Carla is an RN, BSN of seventeen years of experience. Carla’s experience in instruction with training and development started back in her days of working overseas in Southern Asia for six years. Along with her missions work and teaching, she has worked in critical care, labor and delivery, and community health. She is currently working in the emergency department as a Forensic Nurse Examiner and works as a Nurse Sonographer with a pregnancy center. Her work and passion these past seven years in the pregnancy center, along with her deepest desire to instruct and develop others in the same pro-life movement, are what make her uniquely purposeful in her role with SperaVita. Carla’s heart is to see those in crisis brought to a place of empowerment through understanding and education on the truth of their circumstances.


Rachel Franks

Certified Focus Trainer-Patient Resources

Rachel Franks has served in PRC Ministry since 2009, and has assisted in training centers in the FOCUS Method since 2013. She currently serves as Patient Engagement Manager at the Center she works at, overseeing the Follow-Up Process and Scheduling Line. Rachel has a passion for serving Jesus by seeing women set free with truth, and being entrusted and empowered to make life-giving decisions. Rachel is passionate about the FOCUS Method- how all pieces fit together to effectively accomplish one mission. When Rachel isn’t working, she is spending time with her husband and two young children.


Lisa Holke

Certified Focus Trainer-Patient Resources

Lisa Holke is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has a background in Psychology and Radiology. Lisa worked for Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha’s Radiology Department for 13 years. She has been working in the pro-life industry since 2012. Lisa is passionate about living a life with purpose and intention called to a life of love and in service to women most at risk for abortion. She is currently serving as the Patient Resources Administrator for a Women’s Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Lisa and her husband, Dan, have 4 beautiful children, 3 sons and 1 daughter.


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