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New Vitae Foundation President Named
Vitae Foundation Founder Carl Landwehr Passes Baton to Dr. Pat Castle as New Vitae President

Contact: Martha Schieber, Communications Director, Vitae Foundation, 800-393-5791 ext 206, marthas@vitaefoundation.org

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 2, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- After 22 years, Vitae Foundation President and founder, Carl Landwehr, will pass the presidential baton of this multi-million dollar media organization to Dr. Pat Castle, retiring Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. The transition will occur on June 1. Dr. Castle is the founder of another national pro-life organization -- the National LIFE Runners Team. Landwehr will continue to work with Vitae utilizing his philanthropic abilities, but will no longer be the leader at the helm.

"I've been preparing for this transition for some time now, knowing it was time to turn over the reins to someone who has the heart and desire to continue the work of changing hearts and minds and making abortion unthinkable," Landwehr stated.

The media strategies and the bedrock of research that make them effective have helped Vitae save thousands of women and their babies from the horror of abortion. Landwehr will continue to work in the areas of Development and National Expansion.

Vitae's Board of Directors unanimously selected Pat Castle, Ph.D., after a nationwide search. Dr. Castle is currently a Lieutenant Colonel and Medical Support Squadron commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. He will retire from the Air Force this May and is prepared to serve as the Vitae president.

"Being selected to serve as the next Vitae president is an opportunity to use my Pro-Life ministry leadership experiences, science research background, Air Force command, and all blessings to be given for the greatest of causes -- defending God's gift of Life," Dr. Castle stated.

In 2007 Dr. Castle co-founded LIFE Group Devotions; and then in 2008 the National LIFE Runners Team. LIFE Runners pray and raise awareness and funds for Pregnancy Help Centers across America. He is board president of the Rapid City Care Net Pregnancy Center and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Vitae Foundation since 2012. Additionally Pat co-founded the national Law of Life Summit in 2012 which meets annually in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, Calif.

Pat and his wife Angi have two daughters, Paige and Grace.

(For the opportunity to interview Carl Landwehr or Pat Castle, Ph.D., contact Martha Schieber at 800-393-5791.)