Grundy/Will Events

Grundy/ S.Will County Banquet 2021


Jor-El Godsey, Speaker

Jor-el Godsey serves as the President of Heartbeat International. He leads a staff dedicated to equipping, empowering, and encouraging the thousands of leaders and developing leaders of Heartbeat’s affiliated pregnancy help centers, maternity homes, and adoption services, in the US and on every inhabited continent. He oversees Heartbeat’s core mission to be the leadership supply line necessary to advancing life-affirming pregnancy help around the globe.

Jor-El comes to Heartbeat having served in the pregnancy help movement since 1991. He first served as a volunteer at Hope, the pregnancy help centers in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, joining their board, serving as Chair, then as Executive Administrator. In 1999, Jor-El became Executive Director of Life Choices in Longmont, Colorado. In 2006, he accepted the call to help Heartbeat International meet the diverse and expanding leadership needs of the pregnancy help movement as Vice-President. Now serving as the second President in Heartbeat International’s 45-year history, preceded only by Peggy Hartshorn, he continues to remind us that we are better together.

Jor-El met his wife, Karen, at a volunteer training meeting for the Hope Center in Fr. Lauderdale. They have three children and make their home in Columbus, Ohio.

Morris Country Club
2615 W Route 6
Morris, IL 60450

Doors open – 6 pm
Banquet starts – 6:30 pm

For those unable to attend the in-person event, we have an alternate virtual option available: Guests may register to receive a recording of the live event, available from October 7-17, 2021.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Bill & Debbie Barnhart
D Construction
First Christian Church – Wilmington
Carol Jones Family (In Memory of Raymond Jones Sr.)
Faith Baptist Church – Goose Lake
New Community Christian Church – Morris
Rob and Tina Brockett
Duane and Kathy Bates
Lester and Cathy Fouts
William and Bonnie Rulien
Benson Insurance Agency, Inc
Ken & Becky Presley