About Bridge of Hope
Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,
the fruit of the womb is a reward.
As advocates for the family, our goal is to promote hope, healing and healthy outcomes during unexpected pregnancies. Our organization is committed to assisting women by providing emotional support and practical assistance.
Our organization is committed to assisting women to carry to term by providing emotional support and practical assistance. Through the provision of God’s people and community at large, women may face the future with hope and plan constructively for themselves and their babies.
Developing relationships that emphasize hope in meeting goals through encouragement, empowerment, and education.
Facilitating change to the abortion landscape by ministering to the needs of the women and men by teaching the sanctity of life and a lifestyle of sexual purity.
We are a faith-based organization.
We are nonjudgmental and discreet.
We advocate for the entire family.
Meet Connie Taylor
Connie Taylor, Bridge of Hope executive director, who was once a teen mother herself, intimately understands the panic of an unplanned pregnancy. “When I was 17, I became pregnant and hid it as long as I could,” she said. Though the ramifications felt overwhelming at times, she had her child in August, went back to school in September, and completed her senior year.
Because she has successfully walked this road, Taylor desires to help others see an unplanned pregnancy as a positive experience instead of a crisis. “I get to speak into the lives of women,” she said. “My mission is to equip, encourage, and empower them.”
Featured Team Members
Board, Staff, and Partners
Clifford Martin – President
Shannon Morris – Vice President
Rev. Brian Thorson – Secretary
Brian Rowan – Treasurer
Connie Taylor – Executive Director
David Smith, MD – Medical Director
Elisabeth Putman – Assistant Executive Director and Director of Nursing
Brenda Roberson – Nurse
Margaret Ellis – Client Advocate
Paula Renee Hudson – Client Advocate
Christin Tapp – Client Advocate
Partnerships & Affiliations
Alliance for Life of Missouri
Health Care Collaborative (HCC)
House of Hope
Lawson Chamber of Commerce
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
“I found out I was pregnant and 9 months later my Baby boy Jasper was born. He has changed my whole life. Thank you for being there when I wanted to quit.”
“Hi, I believe you are the place that helped my daughter in the Spring of 2018… The volunteer invited her to come into the center…and her bf did…They chose life for their sweet daughter.”
“I called after seeing them advertised…The second I walked in they made me feel so welcome. When I told them my worries, they immediately made me feel powerful …like I could handle it. 2 months later a young girl reached out to me thinking she may be pregnant and asked for my help. I immediately told her about my wonderful experience…”
Children, our most valuable asset!