“President & CEO of ThriVe St. Louis”
Mike’s special guest on “Quest for Character” was Bridget VanMeans, president and CEO of Thrive St. Louis.
President of ThriVe St. Louis, one of the nation’s leading Pregnancy Resource Centers, Bridget VanMeans brings over 15 years of pro-life focused ministry experience. She is known for her radical faith and bold pro-life stance. Bridget draws from her electrifying personal testimony and her relationship with Christ to inspire others to pursue God with all of their hearts.
She is an accomplished leader who embodies a highly impactful blend of natural talent and well honed success principles which have been crafted over 20 years of management in world class settings.
Leading an array of high profile corporate and faith based projects, Bridget is a highly sought after management change agent. Nationally known for her ability to step into big stakes “turn-around” and start up projects, she possesses a proven track record of success under daunting circumstances.
She brings a richly faithful and dynamic spiritual paradigm to all that she does, and is a sought after motivational and inspirational speaker & media source, and has inspired thousands of people with her transparency, relevance and humor.
Bridget has a deep passion for God, missions, philanthropy and the sanctity of human life and relishes in the rearing of her 9 year old daughter, Kailin with whom she resides in St. Louis.
Her vision to see St. Louis become the first abortion free major city in the nation has captured the nation's attention. She also works with and is mentored by Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, renowned author of The Prayer of Jabez in the mission of empowering PRC's around the nation.
ThriVe®St. Louis is a Christ-centered organization that empowers people to make life-affirming and healthy decisions about sex, pregnancy and ST. LOUIS – ThriVe’s new Mobile Medical Center brings a modern twist to the old-fashioned concept of a doctor’s house call. ThriVe, a network of Christ-centered pregnancy resource centers, is reaching people where they live to promote life.
“We’ve defined our target areas by the highest abortion rates,” Bridget VanMeans, president of ThriVe, said. “St. Louis has 5,000 abortions each year and we are praying to reduce that number by 1,000.”
The Mobile Medical Center is a 35-foot RV with two push-outs to provide space for medical examinations. Young women are able to obtain free pregnancy and STD tests. If the young woman is facing an unplanned pregnancy, ThriVe offers a variety of resources and information to help in the decision for life. In addition, the ladies are provided with free ultrasounds.
“The potential to reach so many more in need is increased with this mobile unit,” Van Means said. “We are able to go into areas which have been abandoned and there is no pro-life effort in many of these areas.”
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