Keynote Speaker

Kayleigh McEnany

Former White House Press Secretary

Kayleigh is best known for her time as President Donald Trump’s White House Press Secretary and as the National Press Secretary for his 2016 presidential campaign. She is a staunch advocate for life and is the author of the new book For Such a Time as This: My Faith Journey through the White House and Beyond. Kayleigh is appearing at this event only as a featured speaker and is not asking for any funds or donations.

Master of Ceremonies

Dan Proft

Co-Host of Chicago's 'Morning Answer'

Dan is the host of “The Dan Proft Show.” an evening program
on the Salem Radio network. He is an entrepreneur, former
Illinois gubernatorial candidate, and public policy professional
who co-founded the Illinois Opportunity Project.

Opening Prayer

Rev. Canon Matthew Talarico

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Canon Matthew Talarico was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Raymond Burke in June of 2007 for the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Canon Talarico studied at the international seminary of the Institute of Christ the King in Florence, Italy. He is currently serving as Rector of the Shrine of Christ the King in Chicago, as well as the Provincial Superior for the Institute’s American Province which includes apostolates in nineteen dioceses coast to coast.

Welcome Address

Rosemary Hackett

IRL Board President

Rosemary first became involved with IRL many years ago when
her mother, Mary Anne Hackett, served as its president. Prior
to leading the board at IRL, Rosemary volunteered at Midtown Educational Foundation’s Metro Achievement Center. She has held a variety of Senior Information Technology positions at several Chicago-based companies.

Vision Casting

Mary Kate Zander

IRL Executive Director

Mary Kate Zander (formerly Knorr) returned in January of 2023 to her former post as Illinois Right to Life’s Executive Director – a role that she previously held from 2018 to 2020. Prior to her work at IRL. Mary Kate was an operative on numerous state and federal political campaigns. Since then, she has spoken before thousands on the need for abortion restrictions in Illinois.

Closing Prayer

Charles Moodie

Pastor E. Charles Moodie accepted Jesus in August of 1999. He has been married for 22 years to his beautiful wife, Kehinde. They have two boys, Joshua and Josiah. He is currently a Nationally appointed US Missionary with the Assembly of God, ministering in the Englewood community at Chicago City Life Center. He and his wife have been the lead Pastors of Chicago City Life Center. He Loves the Lord and loves to witness the Lord deliver men, women, and youth from a chaotic life.