2016's Top 10 Most Effective Pro-Life Fundraising Speaker
Inspirational Speaker, Singer, and Writer
Actress from the ABC Soap Opera "All My Children"
Lauren Roman’s passion for women's ministry is rooted in a powerful personal testimony. Although a successful actress at just 19 with a major role on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, behind the scenes, Lauren was suffering in silence after an abortion at age 18. After struggling for years with guilt, depression and an eating disorder, she finally found forgiveness and freedom through a post-abortion Bible study at a Pregnancy Resource Center in Los Angeles. Lauren discovered a newfound purpose to share the Truth of Galatians 5:1 freedom and became a fervent advocate and fundraiser for pro-life nonprofits.This Galatians 5:1 mission has also led her into women's ministry, speaking and singing for various events, retreats and conferences. Lauren is determined to help set girls and women free from not only the chains of abortion and food/body image issues, but also from perfectionism, addiction, people-pleasing, busy-ness, overachieving, low self-esteem, and anything else that prevents them from having the abundant life Jesus died for us to have! John 10:10 is another key scripture that drives her personal mission to encourage others.The dramatic flair and comedic skills Lauren has honed throughout her acting career have created a fresh voice: an energetic and engaging young woman, transparently sharing her own testimony and using it to serve and save lives. She is a sought-after banquet speaker and fundraiser for Pregnancy Resource Centers. As an accomplished singer and worship leader, Lauren also weaves music into her messages to reach listeners’ hearts and minds in a profound way. As part of her music ministry, Lauren independently released Songs of Hope and Healing, a collection of songs dedicated to anyone on a recovery journey. A vital resource for post-abortion programs, the project features Child of My Heart, the impassioned song of a mother singing to her unborn child in Heaven. For more about the album and Lauren's most recent single, the stirring worship anthem God of Amazing, click here.Now based in Nashville TN, Lauren enjoys acting in the Southeastern regional scene - she was most recently seen in the ABC primetime drama Nashville and the Christian film Grace Unplugged. But her greatest joy and fulfillment is found working with PRCs and women's ministries. Lauren’s unforgettable beauty-from-ashes story is both an inspiration and a stirring call to action for us all.
"Lauren Roman was an honor to have at our gala. Not only is her story raw and inspiring, but her appeal in particular was the most compelling I've ever heard. This year was, without a doubt, the best we've done in fundraising. We far exceeded what the board was hoping to receive! To top things off, Lauren was accessible and full of ideas to make our night a night to remember. Because of her, we had a wonderfully successful gala. I would highly recommend Lauren as a speaker!"
- St. Michael, MN
"We were so blessed to have Lauren as our banquet speaker. She was very intentional about communicating with us before the event and taking the time to get to know our staff and the needs of our center.God has truly gifted her as a speaker and singer...our guests were very impacted by her powerful message. We highly recommend Lauren!”
- Moses Lake, WA
“Lauren is a joy to work with. Her deep interest in hearing and understanding the heart of the message we wanted conveyed was beyond a gift! One attendee commented that they realized how little thought they had ever given to the impact of the decision for abortion. Their eyes were opened and their hearts forever changed.”
- Midland, TX
“I wanted to give you some feedback on Lauren Roman...she is AWESOME! One of our best speakers in over 20 years of banquets! I was impressed that she took the time to get to know us. I spent over 2 hours with her on the phone before our event plus lunch together the day of. My guests were amazed how much she knew about our center and how well versed she was on abortion issues. I would recommend her every time.”
- Richmond, KY
“We recently had Lauren speak at our annual FirstChoice Clinic Fundraising Banquet. We raised more funds for our ministry than ever before! Lauren’s testimony combines laughter, tears and, most importantly, hope. She was wonderful and I would have her back every year if we could! Thank you, Lauren, for being an inspiration and blessing to the pro-life movement!”
- Bismark, ND
“Lauren Roman was a wonderful speaker for our fundraising banquet - we doubled the amount of money raised compared to the prior year. Lauren captivated the audience with her personal story, heightened our donors’ awareness of the importance of our center’s work, and touched the hearts of many people in the room! We have received an endless amount of positive comments about Lauren’s presentation!”