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Dear readers, 

Today’s world constantly attacks young people to throw away their faith and family, but LifeSiteNews works every single day to empower them to fight back. 

For 25 years, LifeSiteNews has recruited the most devout and dedicated young leaders across the world in our pro-life and pro-family mission, working tirelessly with them to bring you a culture of life that promotes your values.  

Read about some of these extraordinary young leaders below, and what inspires them to work at LifeSiteNews. If you’re inspired, I encourage you to give a gift of support to empower their work in our mission today:  

Christina is a recent college graduate from the class of 2022. She works on the social media marketing team. Here’s why she enjoys working at LifeSite: 

I love working at LifeSiteNews because it allows me to work in a community with individuals who share the same faith and goals as I do. It’s so much more motivating when you know that everyone’s working toward the same end while following Christ. I also love keeping up with the news and working at LifeSite ensures I get the best coverage on the issues I hear about daily. Not only do I keep up with the news, but my ideas with respect to increasing traffic to our website are widely accepted and appreciated. There’s a lot of creative freedom. As a younger person working at LifeSiteNews, it means the world to have your ideas heard and appreciated while also furthering the mission you care about. That’s why I love working at LifeSiteNews.

Erin works as the John-Henry Westen Show Researcher. She is still in college and works at LifeSite while balancing classes and life as a student. She says:

Working at LifeSite News is something I never saw coming but is definitely one of the biggest blessings in my life. I’m still pursuing my undergraduate degree, and I can work at a place that values faith, family, and culture as much as I do. It’s really such a beautiful thing to work with the amazing staff here and spend my time on something that really matters. It’s been just great to work with experienced members, as well as other young employees at the same time. I’m learning so much and I’m excited and hopeful for the future and growing with LifeSiteNews.

John Paul is a senior in college and will be coming to work full-time for LifeSite in the video department in the spring once he graduates. Here’s what he has to say about the blessing LifeSite has been to him:

Working for LifeSite has been such an awe-inspiring experience. Since I love filmmaking, I am so happy to be able to do the craft I have developed skill in over the years. Not only am I able to be creative and follow my passion for creative artistic storytelling but I am also able to do it in an extremely supportive and faith-filled environment with individuals I consider friends. I am humbled and honored to have traveled the country on behalf of LifeSite to capture events and stories and have enjoyed all of it. It is such a gift from God to be able to do a job in which each of my coworkers is so enthusiastic to be part of something bigger than themselves: the mission of defending life and renewing culture. As a young person, it is inspiring to be able to use my natural God-given talents in the service of promoting the true, the good, and the beautiful and to be treated with such kindness and receive support from the rest of the team. God bless LifeSiteNews!

As you can see, we have been blessed with some gifted young people who are powering LifeSite with their immense gifts, talents, and most of all their witness to life. Our many other staff are all across the globe, shining the light on life and family in their positions of journalism, IT security, fundraising, marketing, and video. 

This year, we as a LifeSite team, also welcomed eight new babies into our LifeSite family, and three more are on the way! Our team and our families are always growing, and we relish these special moments with our staff when they occur.  

I hope you enjoy the staff photo of our team below. Many could not join us from Canada and Europe because of the travel restrictions, so this picture is only a portion of our large and growing staff. Please pray for us as we continue to grow! 

Please also consider a gift of support to help us carry this legacy forward. Our faithful work depends on your faithfulness to this mission!

From all of us at LifeSiteNews, we thank you, 

John-Henry Westen  

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief

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John-Henry is the co-founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of He and his wife Dianne have eight children and they live in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, Canada.

He has spoken at conferences and retreats, and appeared on radio and television throughout the world. John-Henry founded the Rome Life Forum, an annual strategy meeting for life, faith and family leaders worldwide. He is a board member of the John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family. He is a consultant to Canada’s largest pro-life organization Campaign Life Coalition, and serves on the executive of the Ontario branch of the organization. He has run three times for political office in the province of Ontario representing the Family Coalition Party.

John-Henry earned an MA from the University of Toronto in School and Child Clinical Psychology and an Honours BA from York University in Psychology.