The mission of the Respect Life Office is to promote respect and the protection of God's gift of life from conception to natural death through public education, pastoral services, public policy, prayer, and worship. We seek conversion of all hearts and minds to a Culture of Life.
Rachel's Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing.
Rachel's Vineyard can help you find your inner voice. It can help you experience God's love and compassion on a profound level. It creates a place where men and women can share, often for the first time, their deepest feelings about abortion. You are allowed to dismantle troubling secrets in an environment of emotional and spiritual safety.
Rachel's Vineyard is therapy for the soul. Participants, who have been trapped in anger toward themselves or others, experience forgiveness. Peace is found. Lives are restored. A sense of hope and meaning for the future is finally re-discovered.
The following members comprise the Diocesan Respect Life Commission.
|Rev. Henry Baxa||Eric & Jackie Brown, Hays|
|Lester & Donetta Robben, Hays||Kathy Martin, Clay Center|
|Peggy Waldschmidt, Ellis||Liz Sites, Chapman|
|Mary Selensky, Hays||Wallace Severson, Gem|
|Norbert & Marlene Hermes, Salina||Bill & Albie Kuhlman, Grinnell|
|Jim Fenton, Greenleaf||Joan Gienger, St. Francis|
|JoAnne Balthazor, Clyde|