Southlake church provides free fertility treatment

SOUTHLAKE, Texas—A North Texas church used Father’s Day to present the couple who’ve been selected for free fertility treatment.

The Reverend Keith Luttrell of the eleven7 church of Southlake says more than 100 couples applied. Matt and Christina Jonker were chosen at random for the screenings and treatment.

Luttrell says the fertility treatment is being donated by the Center for Assisted Reproduction in Bedford and North DFW Urology in Grapevine. Dr. Nathan Graves and his wife are church members.

The Dallas Morning News reports Jonker is a former youth pastor who’s working part time as a golf caddie and hoping to return to ministry. His wife is finishing her degree at Dallas Baptist University and works part time in an accountant’s office.

Jonker says insurance wouldn’t cover the fertility treatments, which he says could run as much as $40,000.

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