The Priests for Life Organization

The Officers and Pastoral Team

In its annual meeting, the Board of Directors of Priests for Life unanimously voted on January 2, 2024 to express its continued and unqualified support of Pro-life Leader Frank Pavone and his position as National Director of Priests for Life, Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard, Pastoral Director of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, and President of the National Pro-life Religious Council.

January 2024 Resolution by the Priests for Life Board of Directors

December 2022 Resolution by Priests for Life Board of Directors

Frank A. Pavone
National Director and Chairman of the Board
President, National Pro-life Religious Council

Fr. Denis G. Wilde, O.S.A.
Associate Chaplain

Anthony DeStefano
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Dr. Alveda King
(Niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Board Member and Senior Advisor

Fr. David Begany, SSJ
Pastoral Associate

Fr. Terry Gensemer
Pastoral Associate

Dr. Theresa and Kevin Burke
Founders, Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

Bryan Kemper
Director, Youth Outreach (

Marie Smith
Special Representative, United Nations
Gospel of Life Pastoral Associate
Director, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI)

Bishop Advisors

His Eminence Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Archbishop of Vienna

His Eminence Cardinal Renato Martino
President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Most Reverend Patrick Dunn, Bishop Emeritus of Auckland, New Zealand
Most Reverend Roger Foys, Bishop Emeritus of Covington
Most Reverend Rene H. Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi
Most Reverend Roger W. Gries, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland
Most Reverend Sam G. Jacobs, Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux
Most Reverend Peter Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester
Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, Bishop of Las Vegas
Most Reverend Clarence Silva, Bishop of Honolulu
Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of Knoxville

Medical Advisors

Anthony Levatino, M.D.
William R. Lile, Jr, M.D.
Daniel Lee Holland, M.D.
Byron Calhoun, M.D.
Matthew P. Harrison, M.D.
George Delgado, MD

Media Advisors

Drew Mariani
Teresa Tomeo

Canonical Advisor

Rev. David L. Deibel, JD, JCL

Special Counsel

David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise of the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C.

Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 • Email: