Mark your calendar for our Fall Event, Friday, September 27, 2024
Guest Speaker is Roland Warren, President and CEO of Carenet!

Savory Appetizers and Sweet Desserts to follow

Roland faced an unplanned pregnancy while attending Princeton University.

 

“I’ve been where you are now—but you haven’t been where I have been.” In his work as the President and CEO of Care Net, Roland Warren can empathize with couples who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Over forty years ago, as students at Princeton University, Roland and his girlfriend Yvette Lopez found themselves in that position.

When Yvette visited the university’s health services office, a counselor encouraged her to get an abortion, saying, “How will you graduate from Princeton and become a doctor (her dream at the time) with a baby?” The couple, however, was not deterred and decided to have the baby. Today, the Warrens, who both graduated from Princeton, have two grown sons, Jamin and Justin, and three grandchildren. Yvette’s dream of becoming a doctor also came true.

A graduate of Princeton University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, Roland is an inspirational servant leader with a heart for Christ and a mind for business. After 20 years in the corporate world (with IBM, Pepsi, and Goldman Sachs), Roland spent 11 years as president of National Fatherhood Initiative before joining Care Net in 2012 as president and CEO.

He writes a column for Patheos.com called “Just Sayin’: Musings on Faith, Family, and Freedom,” and is the co-host of Care Net’s podcast, CareCast: Care Net on Family, Faith, and Life.

Roland is the author of two books: Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid, a fresh look at how some of the most revered men of the Bible made some major fathering mistakes that all dads can learn from; and Raising Sons of Promise: A Guide for Single Mothers of Boys, which draws on his life experience as a boy raised in a single-mother home to provide actionable advice and counsel for single mothers and those who seek to help them.

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