Board of Directors

Leah Jacobson

CEO & Founder

Leah founded the Guiding Star Project in 2011, feeling called to help women and families by providing resources that honor Natural Law and promote New Feminism, to create Guiding Star Centers to serve as beacons of hope, joy, and truth and … Read More

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Abby Johnson


I was drawn to my former position as a Director at Planned Parenthood out of a desire to serve women and help families. The experiences I had there turned me into a Pro-Life Advocate and Speaker. I authored Unplanned and founded And Then … Read More

Laura Ricketts

Vice Chair

Laura is a wife and mother and a Birth and Bereavement Doula. Certified in Psychological First Aid and trauma, Laura uses her personal experience as a bereaved mother and her professional experience as a Birth doula and a Bereavement doula … Read More

Stephanie Winter


I spend most of my time trying to keep track of my family of 7. I am a homeschool mom of 15 years. Tending to my family, my garden and my chickens brings me joy. I also like drinking strong coffee with my husband or my friends. The vision … Read More

Katie Murry


Working as a Youth Minister, I saw a great need for young women to be able to receive accurate and honest information about their bodies as well as receive holistic care that would benefit them for their entire lives.  I am drawn to the … Read More

Ana Hidalgo Stooks

Member at Large

As the Executive Director of LifeChoices Women's Care, Inc. in Tampa, FL Ana led the way in creating the first ever Guiding Star Center to open it's doors in 2015. She has been instrumental in creating the policies and procedures that … Read More

Theresa Martin

Member at Large

I first discovered my passion to defend the dignity of women at my undergraduate university. Emboldened to understand her beauty and the truth of human sexuality as God intended, after I graduated, my husband and I set off for Rome, Italy … Read More