About the Founder of Surrendering the Secret

Pat Layton is Founder and President of Life Impact Network an international non-profit ministry based in Atlanta, Georgia. Through her lifelong 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 her most passionate pursuit, 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.

Pat is a busy wife, Mom, and Grandmother “G” who spends her “spare time” as a national speaker, author and certified life coach. She is a popular keynote speaker for fundraising events and women’s conferences. Pat hosts a national woman’s conference called “Imagine Me…Set Free” and a “Unique Boutique Retreat” for small groups of women in leadership called REST QUEST. Pat writes articles for newspapers, blogs, newsletters, and ministry media, including Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lifeway, Focus on the Family, and Concerned Women for America. Her post-abortion recovery program Surrendering the Secret, recently updated and re-launched by LifeWay Christian Resources (January 2019) includes a NEW leader’s guide and video series. Pat’s latest trade book is Life UnStuck, Finding Peace with your Past, Purpose in your Present and Passion for your Future where she explores the timeless truth and freedom found in Psalm 139.

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 on her personal website at www.patlayton.net