Our Leadership Team

Life Network is blessed to have a leadership team called by God to serve in their individual areas, using their unique skills and experience to live out their passion for life. To learn more about our Executive Leadership Team members, hover over each individual’s name and photo to read a short bio. 

Rich Bennett

President/CEO
After serving on Life Network’s Board of Directors for five years, Rich became the President and CEO in January 2017. He comes to Life Network with more than two decades of leadership experience in the corporate and non-profit sector, most recently as a member of the executive team at Focus on the Family where he led Family Ministries, Marketing and Strategy areas during his 12 years tenure. Prior to that, he served in leadership roles at Sprint Corp. and Honeywell. Rich is passionate about championing the value of life — and helping parents “do family” well and live out an active Christian faith. His greatest commitment to family is his own; he and his wife, Stephanie, celebrate 26 years of marriage in 2020 and are the parents of two great teenagers. In his free time, he’s active in ministry at his church, loves to ski and hike, and follows college basketball (go KU!) and major league baseball.

Dr. Kevin Weary

Medical Director
Dr. Weary has been a practicing OB/GYN physician in Colorado Springs since 1996. He considers it a privilege and an honor to have delivered over 5,000 babies to mothers in Southern Colorado. Dr. Weary’s involvement in Life Network began with the start of his OB/GYN practice over two decades ago. Through his practice, Academy Women’s Healthcare, Dr. Weary partnered with Life Network to provide free ultrasounds and life-affirming pregnancy consultation visits to women with unexpected and unplanned pregnancies, many years before Life Network was able to purchase an ultrasound machine and provide ultrasound services for these mothers to be. Kevin Weary has been happily married to his wife Jennafer since 1994. They have been blessed to have two sets of twins. The joy they find in prioritizing family is second only to their desire to follow the Lord. Kevin and Jennafer have been united and committed in their support of Life Network since 1996. Kevin began serving on the Board in 2017 and became the Medical Director in 2021.

Christine Reyes

Chief Operations Officer
Christine is committed to valuing human life, spending the last three decades in key roles at pregnancy centers in Florida, Michigan, Arizona and here in Colorado. She has a wealth of pregnancy center leadership experience serving both clients and donors. In her current role, she leads the strategy and implementation of all of Life Network’s development and operations. Her name is a familiar one in Colorado Springs, as she served in multiple areas at Life Network over the course of a decade, including as our Executive Director until 2012. Most recently, Christine served as Executive Director of the CPC of Greater Phoenix prior to returning to Life Network. Christine has been married to her husband Raul for 36 years and has five children and six grandchildren.

Debbi Kirkpatrick

Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center Director
Debbi has worked at Life Network since February 2011. She is responsible for overseeing client care, supervising staff, meeting with clients, managing processes and procedures and making sure both office locations run smoothly and professionally. She loves the people she works with, loves living out the mission of Life Network each day and feels it’s a privilege to sit with a client and hear their story. Debbi is amazed how God uses the hard pieces of her own life to share with clients as they navigate their difficult circumstances. She enjoys empowering staff and volunteers with a comprehensive approach as they reach out to each client, meeting them emotionally, relationally, practically and spiritually while sharing about the love of Christ and the plan He has for them and their eternity. Debbi has lived in Colorado Springs for over 15 years. She has three adult children and lots of grandchildren. She enjoys time with her family, crafting, reading and works to stay relevant with today’s culture through following millennial podcasts, YouTube videos and blogs.

Andrée Baker, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager
Andrée joined our Life Network team as Nurse Manager in 2020. She has a long history of supporting Life Network since her arrival to Colorado Springs in 2005. In 2011 she volunteered with Life Network as a health instructor, spending five years with Education for a Lifetime. She really enjoyed being in the local schools. As Nurse Manager she oversees our medical team of nurses, ensuring our clients receive the best initial pregnancy and STD medical care at our two pregnancy centers. Andrée has been a professional in the medical field for over 3 decades. The majority of those years have been in acute care Pediatrics. Simultaneously, she has been active in various ministry positions, including community outreach, prayer teams, and small group leadership. Andrée has been happily married to her husband Curt for 32 years. In her spare time, she is a watercolor artist and also enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and spending time with her son and daughter-in-law.

Brenda Shuler

Director of Client and Staff Care
Brenda has served at Life Network since September 2004. She oversees both the client services staff and the post-abortion recovery program. She loves being a wife and mother and tries to encourage others to find fulfillment in the roles in which God has placed them. She also enjoys sharing the gospel of Christ and the message of hope to those suffering from the pain of abortion. As a Christian for more than 40 years, her desire is to love the Lord and seek His guidance for her life. In addition to her work at Life Network, Brenda and her husband conduct marriage seminars with Building Lasting Relationships, Inc. and Family Life Ministries. Brenda received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1982. She then earned a Masters of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Theological Seminary in 1985. Married in 1985, Clarence and Brenda are the parents of three adult daughters.

Shelly Busby

LifeSteps Director
Shelly started with Life Network as a volunteer in 2019, worked at the Thrift Store in 2020 and came on board in Life Steps Parent Education in early 2021. Shelly has served in both vocational and non-vocational ministry for over 19 years in Texas and Colorado. She is passionate about reaching moms through our parent education program and empowering them through mentorship and support. Shelly believes that everyone has a story worth hearing and uses her own life story to bring hope and victory to others by revealing Christ hidden between the lines of hardship. Shelly celebrates over 35 years of marriage and enjoys spending time hiking, playing games and reading with their children and their growing families.

Luz Davidson

Operations Director
Luz has worked for Life Network since December 2011. She feels called to serve and help others be the best they can be. Without Luz, things in life might fall apart quickly! As the Operations Manager, her day includes: administrative duties, HR, property management, safety and security, computer support, and managing processes and procedures that make Life Network run more smoothly. Luz loves working at Life Network, interacting with staff and keeping things operating efficiently so staff can do their jobs better. Her tenure began in client services, and she continues to see the Lord use her story and life experiences to benefit the ministry and our clients. Luz celebrates 25 years of marriage this year and has three sons. In addition to navigating life with all her boys, she loves to go see musicals, watch old black and white movies, and enjoys a good book. On the weekends she enjoys working in children’s ministry at her church and spending time with family and friends.

Rob Denler

Men’s Services Director
Rob rejoined our team in 2021, but he's a veteran of the Life Network staff! After helping us found the Men's Services program several years back, we are delighted that he has returned to continue the work of reaching fathers and empowering them through education and mentorship. Rob is passionate about addressing the issue of fatherlessness in our society. He is focused on providing opportunities for young fathers to learn what it means to be a man and father. He also strongly advocates for men to have a supporting voice in the pregnancy decision, knowing that as they do, not only is the man served, but his female partner and the family as a whole is served. Rob has served in church and pregnancy center ministry for over 20 years. He has been married for over 25 years and has an adult son living in New York City. Rob loves the outdoors, reading and playing with his dog, Dude.

Rocky Cole

Thrift Store Director
Rocky joined our team in September 2019, prior to the Grand Opening of the Life Network Family Thrift Store in October 2019. Rocky brings to the thrift store a host of experience in retail management, most recently with Goodwill. Rocky is passionate about Life Network's mission and takes pride in promoting the ministry to the community through the Life Network Family Thrift Store.