Ann Carruth is Council for Life’s Founder Emeritus. Twenty-one years ago, Ann and ten other ladies in Dallas were deeply disturbed and grieved by the devastation of abortion going on in our city and nation. Abortion was not discussed in polite social circles. Many in the Dallas community supported Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the Roe v. Wade decision creating a constitutional right to abortion. But Ann and the ten other Founders boldly and courageously went forward with their vision to form the unique, apolitical, pro-life nonprofit that is Council for Life.
Ann has blessed CFL with her continued involvement over the past 21 years. Her utmost desire has been to cultivate a conversation around this sensitive topic that would reflect Biblical truth and God’s love and mercy. Ann’s leadership, wisdom, high standards and indomitable spirit have been the driving force of CFL. Through the years, she has ensured that CFL remains steadfastly true to our Mission and Core Values and stewarded relationships with our loyal, generous supporters. CFL is the trusted connector of our donors’ Kingdom resources to our rigorously researched and vetted life-affirming agencies. Under Ann’s leadership and direction, CFL’s far-reaching impact and reputation for excellence have flourished.
Ann and her husband David are very involved philanthropically and socially in our community. Ann is an active member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Crystal Charity League and the Dallas Woman’s Club. Her husband David, their son Jordan, daughter Lane and her husband Robbie and grandchildren Peyton and Hudson are the lights of her life.
Lee Anne Morris was recently named Executive Director of Council for Life. She leads the CFL Staff and Board to carry out the mission of CFL to empower women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices. She is passionate about educating the community on the Sanctity of Life and the irrefutable truth that Life begins at conception. She uses her experience in law and ministry to assist the Staff and Board to raise funds to support the agencies that share the CFL mission and over the past 20 years, CFL has given more than 10 million dollars to more than 55 life-affirming agencies in North Texas. She helps ensure that CFL undergirds everything we say and do with love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness acting in compassion and prayer.
Lee Anne joined CFL years ago and has served on the CFL Board in several capacities. Prior to joining the CFL Staff, she had several leadership roles in Bible Study Fellowship. She attended Franklin and Marshall College and Emory University School of Law. She is married to Jim, and they make their home in Dallas, Texas and have two sons, Chris and William.
Suzanne Everbach serves as the Director of Communication and Philanthropy of Council for Life. She has been involved with Council for Life for the past 17 years, first serving on CFL’s Board of Directors for five years before transitioning to their staff. Suzanne draws from her experience in law, accounting and development in carrying out her responsibilities at Council for Life. She is passionate about the sanctity of life. Suzanne considers dedicating her time and gifts to educate others about the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies and to raise funds for agencies that share CFL’s mission to be the honor of her life. She takes pride that CFL provides financial support to a spectrum of local life-affirming nonprofits serving the vulnerable unborn babies, mothers, fathers and families in our community with compassionate care and connecting them with the vital resources they so desperately need.
Suzanne received her undergraduate and law degrees from Southern Methodist University. She is married to Steve, and they have two daughters, Alexandra and Claire.
Natalie Siegel serves as the Director of Finance for Council for Life. She has been involved with Council for Life since 2009 by contributing her experience in accounting and finance. Natalie believes in the worth and dignity of every human life and is honored to use her talents to further the mission of CFL. She received her undergraduate business degree from Southern Methodist University and masters in business from Pepperdine University. She is married to Joe, and they have two children, Harrison and Elisabeth.
Priscilla joined the Council for Life team in 2020 as the Administrative Assistant. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Social Work. She since has been on staff in two different churches as well as served overseas as a Missionary. Priscilla was thrilled to begin working alongside an amazing team of staff and volunteers whose passion is to empower others to make life affirming choices. She has also loved getting to know the outstanding beneficiaries who are on the front lines every day supporting and defending the sanctity of life.
Priscilla is married to Tommy Overton who is an Assistant Pastor at Park Cities Presbyterian Church. Together they have 4 adult children, Austin, Elli, Lily, and Judson.
Maggie Caine serves as the PR & Media Consultant for Council for Life. She has been involved with CFL since 2016 when she was invited by a friend to attend a Young Leaders for Life event and eventually won tickets to the Celebrating Life Luncheon. After joining the board of a local start-up maternity home, Maggie prayed for more fulfilling work and a part-time position opened up at CFL in 2018 – she’s been wearing many hats ever since. Helping women and families facing unplanned pregnancies is near and dear to Maggie’s heart and she enjoys being a part of an organization passionate about saving all lives. Maggie received her undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Arlington, as well as a non-profit governance certificate from University of Texas at Dallas and a digital marketing certificate from Southern Methodist University. She is married to her husband Alex and together they have two young sons, Augustine and Leo.