National Campus Life Network is pleased to announce that the organization will be welcoming Anastasia Pearse as the incoming Executive Director, effective August 1, 2015.
NCLN’s current Executive Director, Rebecca Richmond, has served the organization since 2010 and will be returning to school for graduate studies this fall. Rebecca will remain on staff throughout the summer to help with the transition. As a recognized speaker, Rebecca has spoken to thousands of Canadians of all ages, training and inspiring them to be pro-life leaders. Under Rebecca’s leadership, NCLN has refined and developed its messaging and strategies for pro-life campus outreach as well as the ways in which the organization mentors and builds young leaders. Along with initiating campaigns such as DefendGirls and Summer Semester, Rebecca has managed NCLN’s events including the Symposium as well as general operations. All of us at NCLN are very grateful for Rebecca’s dedication and service to the organization, the Pro-Life Student Movement in Canada and pro-life cause as a whole; we wish her great success in her studies.
Although Rebecca will be missed, NCLN is excited to welcome Anastasia to the role of Executive Director. In her role as Western Campus Coordinator since 2011, she has gained extensive experience working with students throughout western Canada, directly training and equipping them as leaders on their campus. Anastasia has supported student groups through conflicts with their student unions and administration, and coordinated multi-campus campaigns in British Columbia, including DefendGirls in 2013, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign B.C. Tour in 2014, and You’ll Never Regret Loving This Much in 2015.
Prior to her work with NCLN, Anastasia led the pro-life club at the University of Victoria. During this time, she launched a lawsuit against the student society, which had shut down the club on campus. The lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in favour of Anastasia and the club, resulting in a restoration of the club’s status and funding on campus.
In addition to her campus work, Anastasia serves as part of the planning committee for the March for Life Victoria and is the Youth Representative on the board of LifeCanada. Having recently completed a Masters in Leadership at Trinity Western University in B.C., with a specialization in non-profits, Anastasia is poised to bring her proven skills and leadership expertise to the role of Executive Director.
As NCLN continues to grow and develop, we are accepting applications for Campus Coordinator positions in our Western and Central offices. We are looking forward to welcoming new staff to our team in the coming months, allowing us to continue expanding our capacity equip students to build a campus culture that respects and upholds the value and equality of all human life.