Unborn babies and the medically vulnerable need your support now more than ever.  Michigan has become one of the most pro-abortion jurisdictions in the world. And it could not have happened without the votes of Christians and Catholics who place all other issues above the only issue that directly and intentionally kills 2,300+ human beings every single day. How can we stop this and save the most vulnerable?

Join us on October 17, 2023, to pray, strategize, and be motivated to end this. Now. Please, join pro-life leaders and advocates at the largest pro-life event in our county.

  • $60 per person, includes fellowship, inspiring talks, and meal
  • $550 for a reserved table of 10
  • $99 for the new VIP Meet & Greet. A special time to mix and mingle in an intimate setting with the speakers and other special surprise guests in the bar before the dinner, with an open bar and light snacks. ➽LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE – ORDER NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 6:30pm

WHERE: Crystal Gardens Banquet Center, 5768 E Grand River Ave, Howell



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MLK said when fighting for human rights: “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”


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Reverend Christopher I. Thoma serves as Senior Pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church & School in Hartland, Michigan.

Having become deeply involved in issues pertaining to Church and State, Thoma engages regularly with executive, legislative, and judicial leaders at the local, state, and federal levels. He labors in this way not only to bring the concerns of the Church to the forefront of government, but to carry back knowledge and resources to his congregation and the Christian community at large.

Thoma is involved with various action committees. He is the Executive Director of “The Body of Christ and the Public Square” conference. Additionally, he is often called upon to speak at various political conferences, Right to Life and Lutherans for Life assemblies, and theological symposia. Thoma partners with tier-one thinkers,  frequently sharing the stage with prominent newsmakers such as Ben Shapiro, Dennis Prager, Dinesh D’Souza, Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk, and others.

Thoma continues to be an invited guest on podcasts and radio broadcasts to speak to current political and cultural issues. He is an avid writer, having written a number of notable volumes on pastoral care, liturgy, and Christian suffering. His two-volume devotional collection entitled The Cruciform Way: A Steady Cadence of Christ for Life enjoys notable endorsements from Charlie Kirk, Sheriff David Clarke, Lt. General Gerry Boykin, and others. On a lighter side, he is the author of two children’s books, Tea with the Moon and There’s a Bug on the Floor, as well as the four-volume collection entitled The Angels’ Portion: A Clergyman’s Whisky Narrative, which exemplifies his abilities as a humorist. Having garnered attention in the field of distilled spirits, he enjoys forewords and endorsements from the likes of Dinesh D’Souza (Author and Filmmaker), Stephen Beam (Founder & Master Distiller of Limestone Branch Distillery), Don Sutcliffe (Founder & Master Distiller of The Exceptional by Sutcliffe and Son), Mark Gillespie (Executive Producer and Host of Whisky Cast), and others.

Reverend Thoma’s essays have been included in a variety of collected works. He is a hymnographer and poet, a steady contributor to various magazines and newspapers, and offers regular content for a number of theological and political news media outlets. He provides a consistent stream of information through his blogs and by way of social media, maintains a fixed segment on metro-Detroit radio entitled “A Minute to Stop and Think,” and is currently pursuing his doctorate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

In the spring of 2017, Reverend Thoma was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship from Salt & Light Global Wilberforce Academy, an extension of the Great Lakes Justice Center. In January of 2021, he was appointed as the religious liberty liaison for the English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Reverend Thoma is married to Jennifer, and together they have four children—Joshua, Madeline, Harrison, and Evelyn.

THANK YOU TO THE 2022 Banquet Donors:

You are encouraged to join those listed below who have committed to support RTL LC in our unbanquet as champions of the pro-life movement in Livingston County.


William & Cheryl Boger
Jennifer Carnavale
Conley Rent-a-Car
Davis Solutions
Jay Drick
Richard & Ellen Huyser
LKN Tree Service
McMillian & Associates
Pro Bros
Ron & Peggy Weingartz
Cary & Barry Davis
George & Doreen Messner
Vince’s Prayer Warriors
Jennifer Carnivale
Carol Bagdady
Sobonya Family
Char & Pete Kerr
Joe & Marcia Hune
Applin Bros.
Dennis Halpin
Archer Huntley Financial
Dennis & Jeanne King
*Mary Lou Schneemann
*Kamille Karlson
*Homer Judith Smathers
*Scott & Sally Edwards
*Robert & MaryAnn Gardella
*Tom Malysz


Brighton Naz
Cornerstone EPC
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Livingston Christian School
Our Savior Lutheran
Place of Refuge
St. Agnes Knights of Columbus
St. Augustine Catholic Church
St. Augustine Knights of Columbus
St. Augustine Respect Life
St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church
St. Mary Knights of Columbus #11761
St. Patrick Catholic Church
St. Patrick Catholic Church Knights of Columbus
St. Patrick Respect Life Group

Elected officials

Representative Bob Bezotte

Representative Ann Bollin

School Board Member John Conely

Commissioner Jay Drick, District 5

Commissioner Jay Gross, District 8 

Commissioner Doug Helzerman, District 4  

Howell Supervisor Harold Melton

Sheriff Mike Murphy

Commissioner Brenda Plank, District 9

GOP Chair Meghan Reckling

Senator Lana Theis, 22 District

ENDORSED CANDIDATES (Net yet in office)

Jason Bedford

Tammy Carlone

Roger Deaton

Brandon Denby

Dave Domas

Nick Fiani

Frank Sample

Andy Storm

Kelli Uphaus

Jason Woolford


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