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avery4Lowell Avery
is Pastor of Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church, PC(USA) in Cheektowaga, NY. 

Deborah HollifieldDeborah Hollifield serves as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Guymon (PCUSA), in the Oklahoma Panhandle. She is originally from Texas and is a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Before seminary Deborah served as a justice of the peace in Texas for 17 years. She has been married to Chris for 24 years, and their son Jake and wife, Bethany, are the parents of their two grandchildren.

JunePatty June has been a Board member of PPL since 1986. She is a member of First Presbyterian PC(USA) in Moultrie Georgia where she serves on the Missions Committee. She has been a pediatrician in south Georgia since returning from serving as a PCUSA missionary in Bangladesh from 1980-84.

KephartsmCraig Kephart serves as Executive Presbyter of Washington Presbytery, PCUSA in southwestern Pennsylvania. A 1988 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Craig was a local church pastor for over twenty years. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Washington, PA, and have three sons. Craig joined the PPL Board in 2012.

Leatherman2Martha E. Leatherman, M.D. has been a Presbyterian since 1997 and is currently a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  She serves the denomination by promoting the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death at the congregational and national level.  She is a geriatric psychiatrist and mother of three children.  She and her husband of 30 years attend Trinity Grace Church in San Antonio, Texas.

MarpleoptJustin Lee Marple is a PC(USA) pulpit supply pastor, serving in Niagara Falls, New York. He is 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 as pastor of Niagara Presbyterian Church and in 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.

MauldinRev. Dr. David C. Mauldin serves as Senior Pastor of Palm City Presbyterian Church (ECO). David earned his B.A. at Milligan College (TN), M.Div. at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (KY), and D.Min. at Beeson Divinity School (Samford Univ. in Birmingham, AL). He has also served PCUSA churches in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana. David has served on PPL's General Assembly team in the PCUSA, and at PPL exhibits in the PCA and ECO. David lives in Palm City, FL with his wife Rosalyn and two sons.


Mowen cropRev. Ryan Mowen is Minister of Outreach, Mission, and Compassion at Graystone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Indiana, PA. He received his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C. An ordained pastor in the EPC, Ryan is married to Lauren and they have one son.

Amy S cropAmy Scherschligt (member of Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church; EPC) is a wife and mother of three amazing young adults. A life-long Presbyterian, God convicted her about the reality of abortion in 2008, starting with the 40 Days for Life: pray and fast to end abortion. She began a PPL team in January of 2014 with a committed group of friends from her church. She is a founding member of Californians For Life (CaliforniansForLife.org) which was formed in 2014, too!

SharpeJack 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, PC(USA) of Falling Spring and has served on PPL's GA team for a number of years.

SheldonjJohn Sheldon serves as current President of PPL's Board of Directors, beginning that role in 2007. He is the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, PC(USA) 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.

SimmTerry Simm
is the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, ECO in Sibley, IA. This is the ffifth 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 is married to Jake Bartholomew and they adopted Athena this year; Scott is married to Bethany and they have three children, Brielle, Vivian, and Evelynn; and Samantha is married to Nick Giammatteo and they have our first boy grandchild, Vincent.

WiestScott Wiest serves as the Pastor of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, EPC 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.



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