Maaike Rosendal is originally from the Netherlands and was raised in an actively pro-life home, where attending silent pro-life marches to Parliament or prayer vigils outside of abortion clinics left a deep impression. Upon enrollment at the University of Lethbridge in 2005, she learned about Canada's widespread acceptance of abortion and became a public advocate for the pro-life position. As a founding member of the campus pro-life club and together with her now-husband Nick, she was involved in bringing the debate to campus on many occasions. Throughout her university career Maaike served as the Vice President and President of Students for Life. After obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary in 2009, Maaike worked as Community Liaison for the Lethbridge & District Pro-Life Association, for which she provided counseling and educational outreach in Southern Alberta.
In February of 2011, Maaike joined a pro-life delegation to the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women. Several months later, she attended CCBR's week-long Crash Course and was instrumental in starting the Abortion Awareness Project, which employs CCBR projects such as "Choice" Chain and the Postcard Project. In the summer of 2012, Maaike and her newborn son Elliot joined the New Abortion Caravan, a CCBR initiative to bring the pro-life message while travelling across Canada. Upon returning home, she made the decision to work for this organization and joined its staff in the fall of 2012.
Maaike has done numerous church, high school, and youth group presentations and has written for ARPA Canada, Reformed Perspective, and the Dutch Reformatorisch Dagblad (Reformed Daily). Maaike and her husband Nick have been married for four and a half years, blessed with two sons, and together attend the Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Lethbridge, Alberta.