Welcome to Right to Life of Holland Area

We're all about LIFE!

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

On Monday evening. January 19th, we (RTLHA) had over 200 walkers participate in our March for Life in the streets of downtown Holland. Following the march,  over 150 attended our Memorial Service for the Unborn at Central Avenue CRC. Our guest speaker was Ed Rivet from RTL of Michigan. His message portrayed  Roe v. Wade like a giant “wall”, similar to the Hoover Dam, which was being weakened by the activity of the Pro-Life movement.  The dam has noticeable cracks which eventually will cause it’s collapses.  This “wall” is holding back  Pro-Life issues and there are cracks which Pro-Life Legislation has played a part in forming.  Are we as churches and Pro-Lifers preparing the way for what will occur when this “dam collapses”? As the opportunity arises at the state level will we be prepared to make our state and all of the states Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice?


2015 Sanctity of Life 035

1 Rose= 1 Million Babies/56 Roses= 56 Million Babies

What are we doing as Pro-Lifers to help form the policies that will establish the state of Michigan as a Pro-Life state?







 Oratory 2015 Student application  

Entry Form

Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Life!

26th Annual  Right to Life of Holland

                               High School Oratory Contest                                      

Research one of the Life issues below and make a 5-7 minute (not over, not under)  

presentation to a panel judges: 


Local Prizes – $100 – $150 – $250 

   State Prizes – $200 – $300 – $500 

   National Prizes – $250 – $500 – $750 – $1,000

Contest is open to Pro-Life Michigan high school students. State Contests will be held Saturday, May 9th in Holt, MI.  

Contact your local coordinator for local contest details:

Betty Driesenga: 616.396.1037 or bdriesenga.rtl@gmail.com

Entry Deadline is March 5, 2015



 Walk Flyer 2015

RTLHA Annual 5K Walk and Fun Run at Lawrence Street Park in Zeeland

Click on the WALK  FLYER 2015 LINK above to download the Pledge Sheet/Flyer to find out how to become involved IN our                        FUN & EXCITING Fund Raiser to LIFE!

Saturday, April 18 – we walk or run Sun, Rain, Snow or Sleet (just like the postman)

After the walk join us for us for  lunch in the pavilion along with PRIZES!

All walkers with a $50+ pledge receives a T-shirt and all runners receive a finisher medal along with prizes for the for top 3 amounts raised and the day of the event there will be a drawing for additional prizes for each participant with pledges!

Pledge money is due by Thursday, May 28th by 2:00pm to be eligible for the top 3 prizes!



Star Parker will be our Guest Speaker for our 2015 Focus on Life Benefit Dinner on October 27, 2015 at the

Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, MI


Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal & Education, Star Parker is one of the names on the short list mentioned when anyone speaks of national black conservative leaders.
Star Parker is the founder and president of The Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty.
Before involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After consulting on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s, she founded UrbanCure to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America’s poor from government dependency.
Star has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Woodbury University and has received numerous awards and commendations for her work on public policy issues.
She regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on market- based strategies to fight poverty; she has spoken on more than 190 colleges and universities about anti-poverty initiatives; has authored several books; and is a nationally syndicated columnist with Morris Communication Group.
Many of national acclaim would agree that Star Parker has established herself as a thoughtful and energetic leader in Washington D.C and her UrbanCure advisory board includes folks of note such as Generals John Ashcroft and Ed Meese; Doctors Ben Carson, Robert P. George, George Gilder, Marvin Olasky and Walter E. Williams.








Board of Directors
Doug Walcott – President
Pat Bekius – Vice President
Rich Newhouse – Secretary
Marylou Mast – Treasurer
Dan Barman
Tom Boodt
Alicia Clark
Roger & Ruth
Ann Gates
David Peterson
Sara Ureel
Barb VanDyke
Elaine Venema
Kay Vredeveld
Nancy Westrate

Honorary Board Members
Diane Mulder (founding member)
Betty Roelofs
Linda Nyhof

Staff Members
Dr. James W. Johnson Ph.D. – Executive Director
EMAIL: jwjohnson.rtl@gmail.com

Ann Wilson – Director of Finance
EMAIL: awilson.rtl@gmail.com

Betty Driesenga – Administrative Assistant
EMAIL: bdriesenga.rtl@gmail.com

Sue Lubbers – Administrative Assistant
EMAIL: slubbers.rtl@gmail.com