Theresa Gonzalez's education and training are varied —an administrator, a senior architectural technologist and, most recently, a BA in Leadership and Ministry from Alberta Bible College. One of her lastest endeavors has been working at the Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre, counseling women facing an unexpected pregnancy and presenting abstinence workshops to high school students. She is an avid motorcyclist and active member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. Her son is now an adult. She has not had a reunion with him but continues to pray for God's direction and timing.
Terri grew up in a small, rural community. Her first sexual experience left her pregnant. The whispering and finger pointing came from the most unexpected places — including her church. So she just stopped going. Even her boyfriend bailed, disappearing without a word. Feeling completely unprepared to parent, even at 18, she chose adoption and found a home for unwed mothers hours away from her family. She fully recognized her mistake but was told, “You got what you deserved.”