Lois Ann Atkinson is the Christian Education Director at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Glenmoore, where her husband Mark is pastor. She has served on the PPL Board of Directors since 2007, serving in PPL's hospitality and booth at General Assemblies. She and Mark are the parents of 3 young adult children.
Lowell Avery is Pastor of Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church in Cheektowaga, NY. He serves on the Nominating Committee of the Synod of the Northeast and on the Presbytery of Western NY's Church Development Committee.
Page Brenner has been a member of the PPL Board of Directors since 1991, serving actively in the Baltimore PPL Chapter before moving to Seattle a few years ago. Page coordinates all of PPL's events at General Assemblies and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, WA. Page is a retired (but working) Pediatric Nurse and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
Patty June has been a Board member of PPL since 1986. She is a member of First Presbyterian in Moultrie Georgia where she serves on the Missions Committee and teaches 4th-5th grade Sunday School. She has been a pediatrician in south Georgia since returning from serving as a PCUSA missionary in Bangladesh from 1980-84.
Di Lupton and her husband Chuck are active elders of First Presbyterian Church in Olathe, Kansas. Di, who has been with PPL since 1992, coordinates PPL displays at General Assemblies and other large gatherings of Presbyterians and she is one of the founding leaders of the Heartland PPL Chapter. She has a degree in Social Work and has been active in many aspects of pro-life volunteer work and ministry over the years, including a home for pregnant teens; director of a crisis pregnancy center, and abortion recovery Bible studies.
Justin Lee Marple is the teaching shepherd (i.e., pastor) at Niagara Presbyterian Church in Niagara Falls, New York. He is married to Leia and the father of two children Josiah and Arwen. Justin is a graduate of Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA) and Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA). He previously served a yoked call to Peter Creek and Shepard Memorial Presbyterian Churches in eastern Kentucky. You can find out much more on his website: http://revmarple.com.
Andy Nagel is Associate Pastor of Neelsville Presbyterian Church in Germantown, MD. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is married and the father of two boys, and currently pursuing the adoption of a child with Down Syndrome.
Jack Sharpe serves as Vice President for Internal and Legal Affairs for PPL and is an attorney in Chambersburg, PA. He and his wife Renee are the parents of three children. Jack is an active member of Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring and has served on PPL's GA team for a number of years.
John Sheldon serves as current President of PPL's Board of Directors, beginning that role in 2007. He is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Ocean City, New Jersey where he lives with his wife Laurie. They are parents of nine children. John was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 2006.
Terry Simm is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley, IA. This is the fourth year Terry has served on the board of the PPL, but has been connected with them for several years. Terry has been a Youth Advisory Delegate to General Assembly in 1975, a Theological Advisory Delegate to GA in 1995, and minister commission to the GA in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Dubuque and the Dubuque Theological Seminary (Dubuque, IA). Terry and his wife have three children, Sara married to Jake Bartholomew, Scott married to Bethany and they have two children, Brielle and Vivian, and Samantha.
P.J. Southam is the pastor of the Big Creek Presbyterian Church in Missouri. He has been a member of the board of directors of PPL since 2008. He is the author of "How to Speak Presbyterian", one of the most widely reprinted articles from Presbyterians Today Magazine, and the book The Presbyterian Heritage Daily Devotional. He is an adjunct instructor at Hannibal LaGrange University, and a volunteer chaplain at Hannibal Regional Hospital. He has been married to Sue for twenty-four years.
Mary Van Driest has been on the Presbyterians Pro Life Board of Directors since 2001. At General Assembly, Mary's primary responsibility is hosting the Hospitality Room for PPL's team and others. Mary serves on the Executive Board as Sr. Vice President. She and her husband Phil are parents to 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Mary says she has always been pro-life, but adds, "PPL helped me think it through theologically, giving a firm foundation for respecting and supporting every life simply because all are created in the image of God."
Scott Wiest serves as the Pastor of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Mary's, PA. He is married to Sharon and the father of eight. Scott has served on the board of PPL since 2007, participating in PPL's GA team each year since then. He is active in his presbytery and in working to end abortion coverage by the PCUSA Medical Benefits Plan.