Vivian Koob founded Elizabeth’s New Life Center with her husband Steve in 1989. Vivian holds a Master of Education degree as well as a Master in Rehabilitative Counseling. Before founding Elizabeth’s New Life Center she taught high school and spent 12 years working for the State of Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. She also spent years as a stay-at-home mom for her large family of natural, adopted and foster children. The Koobs’ blended family includes 12 living children and 17 grandchildren. Vivian and Steve have been married for 30 years. Vivian’s pro-life convictions led her to get involved with pregnancy resource centers and prayer in front of the abortion clinic on North Main in the early ’80s. Elizabeth’s New Life Center was born out of that concern. She remains a volunteer for pro-life ministry and prayer groups through her church and is also a lector. Vivian spends her hours away from the office keeping up with her kids and grandkids. Her favorite quote comes from the Bible: “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 3:7-8 NIV).
Director of Operations
Rosie Prier started as a volunteer at Elizabeth’s New Life Center before she became its first paid employee in 1995. Since that time she has introduced her family to the work of ENLC. Her four children and siblings have all participated in the ministry of ENLC either as volunteers or with financial support. Rosie’s concern for protecting the unborn began early. In the seventh grade she organized a sewing party to make newborn layette items for a pro-life organization. “As an adult, I remember praying that God would help me act on my pro-life resolve.” Rosie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in consumer science from Xavier University and still enjoys sewing and crafting. When she worked part-time for ENLC she made and sold crafts with her sisters. Rosie has been happily married to her husband Mike since 1981, and loves being a grandparent. Her favorite quote comes from the Bible: “May these words of my mouth and this meditation in my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my rock and my redeemer!” (Psalm 19:14 NIV).
Planned Giving Officer
Debbie retired as the Director of Development from Elizabeth’s New Life Center in December 2014, and now serves as their Planned Giving Officer volunteer. After attending the University of Albuquerque, she spent years as a stay-at-home mom raising her two children. Her son, her first child, was born in 1977 at 28 weeks and weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce and was 12 inches long. Two years later she saw a poster of a newborn baby that read “Kill her now, and it’s called murder. Kill her three months ago and it’s called choice.” Seeing that poster changed something for Debbie. “While I was pro-life in my thoughts and beliefs, that poster convicted me to be pro-life in my actions by volunteering and financially supporting pro-life ministries. “Debbie has been married to Mike since 1999. Together they have five adult children and ten grandchildren, four of whom were lost through miscarriage. Her favorite quote: “…Do not be afraid to engage in the good fight of the faith. We preach the liberating message of Jesus Christ; we are offering words of life to the world…” ~Pope John Paul II.
Director of Women’s Centers
Director of Development
Human Resources Director
Terry directs Elizabeth’s New Life Center’s human resources. Terry came to ENLC in August 2013, building on a 25+-year career in human resource management, organization development, training, and strategic planning. She has a M.S. in business and industrial personnel counseling and B.S. in social work/sociology from Wright State University. Although she has long been a prayer warrior to end abortion, Terry became involved in the pro-life movement in 2006 through her church, heading up an annual adoption process which ends in a baby shower in support of ENLC and Dayton Life Resource Center. She points to Psalm 127:3 as one of her favorite Bible verses: “Children are a gift from the Lord. They are a reward from him.” She and her husband Jeff are grateful for their reward of two teenage sons, Matthew and Luke. In addition to watching them play basketball, Terry enjoys gardening and kayaking.