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Lowell Avery

I have been involved with PPL for about 25 years, and serving on the board since 2010. 

PPL is important because we are helping the church address the most important and urgent social issue of our time.


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Sara Bartholomew

One of the passions my family always talked about was supporting the sanctity of life and I can remember standing on the street, holding up pro-life signs and attending PPL luncheons at the GA. which shaped my commitment to the value of human life.


My husband, Jacob, and I are adoptive  parents and live in Albuquerque, NM with our daughter, Ellie.

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Patty June

I found a receipt from PPL in a friend’s home in 1984 and contacted PPL later that year.  I have been on the Board of PPL since the fall of 1986.

PPL is important as a voice for the most vulnerable among us and God’s love for every human He created...

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Craig Kephart

I have been with the PPL Board since 2012. After graduating from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1988, I was a local church pastor for over twenty years and now serve as a Mid-Council Leader in the presbyteries of Washington and Upper Ohio Valley.

My wife, Kathy, and I live in Washington, PA.  Our three sons are all married and we enjoy four grandchildren.


Ray Dunkelberg

Retired Physician

I am a retired physician and a member of an EPC congregation. Within the past year I have given sanctity of life sermons, talked to an adult Sunday School Class about life the value of every human life and participated in sidewalk demonstrations. I am also an avid supporter of our local Women's Care Center and the local Young Lives organization. 


John Sheldon

Board President

I serve as current President of PPL's Board of Directors, beginning that role in 2007. I am a retired pastor of First Presbyterian Church, PC(USA) in Ocean City, New Jersey and I live with my wife Laurie in Pennsylvania. We are parents of nine children and grandparents of 6.

Jack Sharpe

I serve as Vice President for Internal and Legal Affairs for PPL and am an attorney in Chambersburg, PA. My wife, Renee, and I are the parents of three children. I am an active member of Presbyterian Church, PC(USA) of Falling Spring and have served on PPL's GA team for a number of years.

Board Vice President

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Justin Marple

Rev. Justin L. Marple and his wife, Shelby, are licensed foster parents with Niagara County in western NY.  Their children include Sahara, Josiah, Arwen, Chloe, and Lilly.  He is a graduate of Gettysburg College, in Gettysburg, PA, and Westminster Theological Seminary, near Philadelphia, PA.  He was ordained by the Presbytery of Baltimore on October 9, 2005, at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, MD. 

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Stephanie Johnson

My husband, Rev. Stan Johnson, and I have served at First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC since 2003. We have 6 adult children, 9 grandchildren & three rescue pups that are like our children! In 2017, God called me to start a pro-life ministry at our church (The Light and Life Ministry), a local chapter of PPL. Our mission is to "speak truth, change hearts and save lives".

We achieve this by raising awareness in our church and community of the devastating effects of abortion through providing educational resources and events. We also share the transforming power of Christ's love, grace and forgiveness to those women and men who have lost a child due to abortion.


Belinda Williams

Board-certified Internist

I currently train as a medical fellow in Geriatrics with a focus in geriatric gynecology in Birmingham, Alabama. 

I am a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Homewood, Alabama.  The compassion of Christ compels me to uphold the sanctity of life in fellow image bearers. Moreover, I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that unites Presbyterian and Reformed denominations to protect life. What we do for the least of these, we indeed do for Him. 

 Johnson since resources and events. We also share the transforming power of Christ's love, grace and forgiveness to those women and men who have lost a child due to abortion.

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