About Us

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LifeSteward Ministries was founded in 1989 to provide on-site training and coaching to grow and develop spiritually healthy ministries. We believe spiritually healthy ministries change more lives for the Kingdom. Our non-profit ministry was founded by Arthur Ellison, a former pastor and Executive Director of a pregnancy center. In 1996 Arthur partnered with Vicky Botsford Mathews and in 2001 she inherited the ministry and assumed the position of President.

LifeSteward serves pregnancy centers and other ministries who are passionate about transforming lives and advancing the Kingdom. Our proven best practices and turn key approach make our training an investment you can’t afford not to do!  We believe in the value of on-site training, so your entire team can be trained and everyone will be prepared and excited to move in the direction of success.

In the last 29 years LifeSteward has conducted 1,500 on-site trainings, 19 encounter events and trained in 8 countries. Our event trainings have resulted in over 40 million dollars raised in first year events equaling ministries transforming more lives and advancing the Kingdom!

Our Staff

Vicky Botsford Mathews


Vicky has been a leader in the pregnancy center movement for 31 years. Soon after she was recruited by the the affiliate organization, Care Net, to help train and open centers across the U.S. In 1996 Vicky left the local pregnancy center and assumed the Presidency of LifeSteward Ministries. In 2015 after 21 years, Vicky returned to the front lines as the Executive Director of Choices Women’s Clinic, a pregnancy medical clinic in Orlando, FL determined to make a difference in a city claiming 11,000 abortions annually by providing a professional and cutting edge medical clinic. In 3 years she quadrupled their budget and launched a vision to move next to 3 late term abortion clinics achieving this in 2017. Vicky is passionate about her life calling of rescuing those exploited from abortion and saving babies by serving and encouraging vision, growth and development in ministry leaders to advance the Kingdom.

Amy Jones


Mark McDougal