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Our purpose is to make abortion unwanted and unnecessary, by providing lifeaffirming medical care, material needs, and supportive counseling consistent with the biblical belief that all life is created in the image of God, and is therefore sacred and irreplaceable. Lay counseling for those with other sexual-related traumas including miscarriage, stillbirth, post-abortion, and sexual assault or abuse is available, provided by trained facilitators who have experienced the same traumas.
Restore Reproductive Health joins the movement to make abortion unthinkable in America. In doing so, we will make every effort to meet material, spiritual and health needs of women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Counseling and support for both the mother and her partner, if he is involved, will be available, encouraging them to choose life, whether it is through parenting their child or by making the unselfish choice to allow an adoptive family to raise the child as they wished they could have done. Lay counseling for SRTs (sexual-related traumas) will assist those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, sexual assault or abuse, post-abortion trauma or crisis pregnancy, provided by trained facilitators who have also survived such a trauma.
Diane Cosgrove is the executive director of Restore Reproductive Health, established in 2021, a mission for South Texas Christian Ministries. A mother & grandmother, Diane retired after more than 23 years with the Hondo Anvil Herald to lead the ministry in providing compassionate, actionable, confidential assistance to women, couples, teens and families in Medina County. Her passion to aid those suffering from sexual-related trauma stems from her own experience with miscarriage, teenage and unexpected pregnancy, and those she knows who have suffered sexual assault / abuse and post-abortion trauma.
Most of Karen’s 29-year nursing career has been spent in the Emergency Room where she saw the definite need for a broader spectrum of health care related specifically to women. She is excited to be such an integral part of the Restore team.
Karen worked in the banking and financial community for many years, then moved to nursing home care, from which she later retired. Her cheerful personality and her desire to help others is a huge asset at Restore.
Elizabeth is a retired homeschool mother of five. During those years, she gained experience in editing and e-book creation for both a magazine and a curriculum company. After graduating her youngest child, she decided to volunteer in her community and is excited about being on the Restore team.
Donald L. “Don” Abbott is president of the board of directors for South Texas Christian Ministries (formerly Medina County Christian Job Corps, parent organization to Restore Reproductive Health). A native Texan, Don attended University of Corpus Christi (now Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) and Howard Payne University. Following a 38-year career in public electric power, he and his wife retired to D’Hanis where they operate the family cattle ranch with partners.
Judy N. Winkler is the Vice President of the board of directors. A retired Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor and preschool teacher, this Texas native has spent the majority of her 55+ years of married life in Medina County. She has served as president of Medina County Food Pantry (10+ years); as an elected Hondo City Councilwoman, as Board Member of Medina Regional Hospital (12+ years), and as Chairman of the Missions Committee and Chairman of First Baptist Church School Committee, both at FBC Hondo, where she and her husband have been longtime members.
Jim Day, Jr., CPA, is the treasurer for the board of directors. A South Texas native, he has over 40 years in financial management experience and is currently engaged in ranching. He also serves as Treasurer for First Baptist Church of Hondo, where he and his wife attend.
Margaret Reus is secretary of the board of directors. A mother and grandmother, she served 30+ years as a church secretary, and successfully built, over the last 59 years, a successful farming operation and grain company with her husband. She currently serves on the Board of the Texas District of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ; chairs the Endowment Committee and serves as secretary of the Women's Board for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo, where she and her family attend.
William “Billy” Brown Jr. is a member of the board of directors. Raised on a family farm / ranch, Billy earned his BS and MS degrees in animal science and minor in ag economics at Texas A&M University. He served on the boards of directors for Hansford Co. Farm Bureau (33 yrs.) and Perryton Equity Exchange (26 yrs.), and as deacon at First Baptist Church in Spearman, Tx.
Ted Lindeman is a member of the board of directors. A West Texas native, Ted taught vocational agriculture on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico for 27 years, then relocated to Medina County in 2010. He works at Ulbrich’s True Value Hardware and attends First United Methodist Church (Hondo) where he has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees and is currently serving on the Administrative Council.
Linda Ulbrich is a member of the board of directors. Owner of Ulbrich’s True Value Hardware for 43 years, she is responsible for bookkeeping, retail sales, purchasing, stocking and managing employees. An active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church since 1973, Linda has been a member of the Parish Council, a youth leader and Sunday school teacher, and was instrumental in founding and participating in the National Life Chain in Hondo since 1978.
Mike Barrera, a native of Laredo, TX, graduated from Clarendon College with 3 degrees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent 40 years in ministry as a pastor & missionary. In his younger years, he worked for Prudential Life Insurance; as a Texas Adult Probation Officer; and as a professional basketball player. Now retired, he enjoys spending more time with his grandchildren and serving on the board governing Restore Reproductive Health. His wife of 48 years, Polly, worked an RN for 40 years