As an adopted daughter whose birth mother had been raped, Mary shares that even after such a horrible encounter one can choose life and joy. She is an encourager, speaker, and helper of the homeless, hopeless and helpless. Mary is a wife, mother of four and an ordained minister who preaches weekly in Bay City and Essexville, MI. She is the president of HELPeople INC, which is working to create The Great Lakes Dream Center. She is a speaker and member of Save the 1. She has been profiled in pro-life TV specials, radio programs and commercials. She speaks at Right to Life conferences, benefit dinners, charity events, churches and chapels. Check out http://www.MaryRathke.com for more information about my speaking availability.