“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” –Psalm 34:5
Bethany Bomberger is the Co-Founder (along with her hubby) and Executive Director of The Radiance Foundation, a life-affirming organization that creatively illuminates that life has purpose. She is the author of two groundbreaking (and adorably illustrated) children’s books: PRO-LIFE KIDS! and SHE IS SHE. She’s received powerful endorsements from Dr. Alveda King, Eric Metaxas, Abby Johnson, Alliance Defending Freedom’s Kristen Waggoner, March for Life’s Jeanne Mancini, Student for Life’s Kristan Hawkins and many more.
Bethany has been an educator for two decades. She has taught in both public and private schools, working with thousands of children, youth and adults of all ages. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Family Studies from Messiah College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Regent University, Bethany has spearheaded innovative educational programs in her classrooms and the communities where she has lived. From talent shows to benefit concerts, scholarship programs to children’s camps, she has organized many successful endeavors. Bethany has also been featured in broadcast news segments for her work with Literacy Kits for Children in Afghanistan and the United Way Make a Difference Campaign. Bethany’s teaching career has taken her to four states and six different grade levels. She has been a lead teacher for special needs inclusion and gifted classes. She has mentored hundreds of students and numerous teachers and felt great satisfaction in knowing that others looked to her for affirmation and guidance. Bethany belonged to the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and was active in School Planning Committees. Because she has a heart for reaching hurting and broken children with a message of hope and healing, she’s been involved in urban outreaches for years.
Married to her best friend, Ryan, Bethany is an adoptive mama who loves to celebrate courageous birthmoms and the beauty of adoption. She embraces the challenge and the blessing of homeschooling her four bold and compassionate pro-life kids: Rai Rai, Kai, Aliyah and Justice.
She and Ryan were awarded the Alumni Christian Service Award by their alma mater, Messiah University, for their life-affirming work through The Radiance Foundation. Their bold, yet compassionate, work has been praised by leaders across the country. As a sought-after public speaker, she addresses large and diverse audiences with inspiring messages of faith, hope and Christ’s love. Bethany travels across the country talking about the issues that are close to her heart, such as Atmosphere of Faith, Transformed, Adopted And Loved, How to Be A Pro-life Kid and many others.
Bethany and Ryan launched a podcast during COVID, Life Has Purpose, that deals with core issues like abortion, adoption, racism, family, faith, school choice, sexual identity/confusion, free speech, religious liberty and more. You can hear past episodes on every major podcast platform. The podcast will resume in 2023!
Through many of The Radiance Foundation’s collaborative efforts with other pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty organizations, Bethany is passionate about illuminating and celebrating the truth that every human life has purpose.
Click here to learn more about Bethany’s deeply moving personal story and what led to the naming of The Radiance Foundation.