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Kim Ketola

Kim Ketola is an award-winning broadcaster and writer who hosts the pro-life radio feature Cradle My Heart Today, airing on over 800 stations in the US and Canada. A companion video feature launches on NRB-TV in June 2017. Kim’s work in general market and Christian radio and TV while known as “Kim Jeffries” led to her Induction in 2013 to the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Her book Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love after Abortion, was a Finalist for the 2013 Evangelical Christian Press Association’s Book of the Year Awards, and First Place overall winner at the 2010 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. She’s also a contributor to Zondervan’s Hope in the Mourning Bible.

Kim joins LTI after studying Applied Bioethics with Scott Klusendorf at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Her compelling personal story and passion for the pro-life message shine through in keynotes, at churches, pregnancy centers, and school and community events. She also serves as conference faculty for Heartbeat International, Ruth Graham and Friends, Lutherans for Life and several others. Her faith-based post-abortion healing conferences were approved for ongoing credits for mental health professionals by the State of Minnesota. Kim studied Theater and Communications at Northwestern University, and holds a B.S. in Ministry from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty teaching Media Ministries. She and her husband Bruce have four children and three grandchildren, and they make their home in suburban Atlanta.

Here are links to several of Kim’s articles in national publications:

Featured article on  Healing Abortion’s Guilt and Grief

Featured article in CBA Retailers + Resources:  Listening to Abortion

Featured article in More to Life Magazine:  Abortion is Hazardous to your Spiritual Health

Guest blogger for My Purpose Now.


I have been actively engaged as an advocate for the sanctity of life since 1995, yet Kim Ketola’s presentation of “The Case for Life” challenged me to stay ever-focused on the key issue in the abortion debate, namely, that a unique human being is created at conception! Kim winsomely conveyed, step-by-step, a logical and philosophical apologetic that left no wiggle room for any pro-abortion position. She challenged both new pro-life advocates, and those of us who have been in the fray of this debate for years, to become well-armed for persuasively making the case for the sanctity of the life an unborn person. After she laid out a logical approach of offense that was refreshing, she also addressed the common pro-abortion tactics and how to rationally answer them. I came away better informed and equipped to have conversations with anyone about the morality, legality or philosophy surrounding the issue of abortion.
Nancy Kingston, Board Member, Georgia Life Alliance; Board Member, Human Resource Development Council; Former director of Atlanta Pregnancy Center

Great job! Brilliant woman presenting with grace and kindness how to present cold, harsh fact to people only interested in science and facts. Loved it!! I could have listened to her knowledge and wisdom all day.
– Priscilla Black, Center for Pregnancy Choices, Vicksburg, MS

Excellent presenter! Very caring, very informed. Extremely useful workshop.
– Mary Jo Summers, Alpha Omega Center, Newcastle, PA

Very best workshop of the Heartbeat Annual Conference! Stellar!
– Christy Pittman, My Choice Medical Clinic, Kittaning, PA

Thanks for teaching the Case for Life workshop! I was very pleased with the content and presentation of the material. I received excellent feedback from those who attended. It was our teen volunteer’s first exposure to apologetics; the presentation kindled an interest that I hope will grow.
– Luci Hough, Fayette Pregnancy Center, Fayetteville, GA