About the Author

Pat Layton is Founder and President of Life Impact Network an international ministry based in Tampa, Florida. Through Pat’s passion, leadership and commitment, Life Impact Network founded a crisis pregnancy intervention program (A Woman’s Place); an adoption agency (Woven Basket); a counseling and support ministry for families faced with life-threatening medical conditions of a pre-born child (Comfort Care of Tampa) and finally Surrendering the Secret, an international post abortion recovery ministry. Since opening in 1986, Life Impact Network served over 50,000 women and their families, and raised over 20 million dollars in support of Sanctity of Life ministries and abstinence education.

Pat is a busy national speaker, author and certified life coach. She has produced a daily radio segment, “A Word for Women” and hosts a national woman’s conference called “Imagine Me…Set Free” (www.imaginemesetfree.com). Pat writes articles for newspapers, blogs, newsletters, and ministry media, including Lifeway, Focus on the Family, and Concerned Women for America. Her personal story was featured in a book published in 2002 by Baker Books called Loved by Choice. Her post abortion recovery programs Surrendering the Secret, published by LifeWay Christian Resources includes a leader’s guide and DVD series.  A Surrendered Life, the chapter book companion for STS was released in June 2014 and her latest book Life UnStuck, Finding Peace with your Past, Purpose in your Present and Passion fro your Future was released by Revell Books in March 2015.

Pat has received numerous awards and honors. She is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors; CareNet and Heartbeat (both international networks of pregnancy care centers). She has served her state on the Florida Governor’s Media Service Review Team for the Abstinence Education Plan and the Florida Governor’s Partnership for Adoption and has been recognized by the Florida House of Representatives with the Promise of Excellence award.

Pat shares her daily life as a wife, mother and grandmother of 5 on her personal website at www.patlayton.net