Priests for Life Employee Highlights

We are blessed at Priests for Life with approximately 50 employees. While their specific duties and flow of responsibilities for the running of the organization are described elsewhere, on this page we like to give a few personal highlights, so that you can “meet” some of them and get a glimpse into what motivates them to work for the nation’s most effective anti-abortion organization.

Read about our past employees here.

Byron Byron White

Byron White is a native Minnesotan and has called Texas home for more than thirty years. He has filled the Political Outreach Associate position. Although not related to Justice Byron White, he likes to point out that Justice White was one of the two dissenting votes against Roe v. Wade.

“I’m sure many are familiar with the ‘Footprints in the Sand’ parable. I think this would best describe my path to Priests for Life. Sometimes it is difficult to see God’s plan for us. It is now clear looking back that all my past jobs and life experiences have in some way contributed to my work here. I believe this is a calling rather than a nine-to-five, pay-the-bills job. It is a sad commentary of a society that refuses to protect the most vulnerable among us. As a father of two boys, I have seen the wonder of God’s most amazing gift. The gift of life.”
Mike Mike Scira

Hi everyone my name is Mike Scira. It is exhilarating to start working for Priests for Life. I was brought on to help out in the resource department and I am looking forward to seeing where the organization takes me. I moved to Merritt Island Florida in April 2012 from Rochester New York with my family and have been living island style ever since. I enjoy a lot of different activities, some of which include kayaking, working on and playing with new technologies and spending time with family and friends. I recently graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Organizational management from Eastern Florida State College. I am also a cancer survivor but I try not to let that aspect of my life define me. I am constantly looking for continuous self-improvement and striving to be the best version of myself I can possibly be. I am looking forward to be working with such a wonderful team and hope to make a difference in the world.
Amanda Amanda Rosado

From S.I. to Florida Life

Hello, Everyone! My name is Amanda Rosado and I’m excited to begin my journey with Priests For Life where I will be working as a Travel Coordinator for the Speaker’s Bureau. I was born and raised in Staten Island, NY and have recently celebrated my 23rd year in Florida. I’m a proud mother of two children: my son Maximus and my daughter Keira. If I’m not at work, then you can always find me spending my spare time with my children. We’re usually enjoying time with our family, friends and making the most out of Florida life! Finding a “job” in the secular world is a bit of a challenge, to say the least. Often times, we’re told that our beliefs have no place there while we’re on the clock and employees are reprimanded or fired based on how outspoken the employees have chosen to be. Simply put: Finding Priests For Life is a blessing. After some heavy prayer for the right company that would allow me to be among likeminded individuals, God answered. He has never disappointed! I’m looking forward to my time with Priests For Life and sharing my dedication and work ethic with my co-workers.
Lauren Lauren Thomas

Hi, My Name is Lauren Thomas and I am mother to a wonderful little boy. I have worked in some form of customer service all my adult life, mostly in health care and enjoy being able to take care of those in need. I recently joined the Priests for Life family as a Travel Coordinator for the Speaker’s Bureau and I am excited to see where this new journey takes me. In my spare time I am also pursuing a degree in Paralegal Studies to further be able to help those in need. I am passionate about my faith and believe we are all destined for something great in life! My faith in God to always provide in our time of need has brought me to where I am today. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Deanna Deanna Mullins

I am so grateful that Priests for Life moved to our town. My parents were with the Space program and moved here in the 60’s. We moved to California then Alabama then back home to Titusville, where I have lived for many years. I started my working career as a server, then moved into the medical field. Most recently I worked in the Home Health industry as a Schedule Coordinator. Before that I was a Medical Receptionist at an OB/GYN office and had the privilege of watching lives grow and be born. I believe all life begins at conception and that abortion is the greatest evil on earth. I came to Priest for Life with my Mom’s encouragement as a volunteer. I was so impressed with the mission and the staff that I wanted to be part of it. I was blessed to be offered a position as a Data Entry Associate. I hope in some small way I can help save an innocent life. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Elizabeth Elizabeth 'Libby' Hall

Florida native enjoys her work with the Priests for Life family

I’m a new hire here in the Gift Entry department, though I started off as a volunteer at the beginning of the year. I was super excited and honored to be offered this position because I loved the atmosphere and the people here a great deal. I also feel blessed to be a part of this amazing ministry/ mission doing God’s work. I love my family and am a very proud aunt of 4 amazing and beautiful kids.
Rob Robert Collins

Communicating with millions of people – all day, every day

Hello! My Name is Robert Collins, and I am very excited to be on board with Priests for Life as the Social Media Manager. I’d like to share a little about myself, my past, and my passion. I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, but have the rare privilege to have dual citizenship, as my father was an American citizen when I was born. I feel like James Bond with two passports.

After graduating from high school, I spent three years discerning a vocation to become a Roman Catholic Priest at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. This time was very pivotal for me, as this formative Benedictine education I received would become the core of my adult life. In the seminary, I started a seminarian pro-life prayer group, and at a conference for priests, deacons and seminarians in Steubenville, Ohio, I ran into Fr. Frank Pavone. His passion and his words changed my life. From then on, I knew that wherever life took me, I would do whatever I could to end abortion and the culture of death.

After discerning that God was not calling me to the priesthood, I met and married my beautiful wife Heather. We have two amazing little girls, Mary Faustina (11) and Gianna Maria (9). My family is very active in our faith and devoted to the pro-life cause. We have done many sidewalk prayers at abortion mills as a family and have a daily social media ministry dedicated to promoting pro-life. My wife is a prolife artist and a devoted homeschooling mother.

I have been working with social media management for over a decade and personally reach over 50 million people on my various social media platforms. I have run hundreds of campaigns and multi-platform strategies in both corporate and ecclesial circles. For some time, I have been working with Fr. Frank Pavone and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato on my social media platforms, which they post regularly on. I am now honored to be able to do this full time with Priests For Life and have the opportunity to bring their prolife social media to the next level, and beyond. My goals for Priests for Life are HUGE! I embark in this position with a drive and determination that will promote the culture of life and touch millions of people, bringing the Priests for Life message to the masses.
Rico Rico Cairme

Rico Cairme: From volunteer to integral member of Priests for Life staff

I was born in Philippines and raised in New York in the early 1980’s.I have many hobbies from basketball, bowling and health & fitness. Through my years of schooling I’ve learned that society and people go hand and hand to making this world a better place; whether if you are an individual or in a group. Working in the retail industry for fifteen years for a Fortune 1000 company I have excelled in business management and customer service.

I’m currently active with my church Singles Ministry since 1998. It’s called Bukas Loo’b Sa Diyos (BLD) Open your Heart To Jesus Ministry. I’ve volunteered my time and efforts in bringing young adults closer to their faith and personal relationship to Jesus. Also our community has an array of volunteer programs throughout the year that serves the NY/NJ areas through soup kitchens, volunteer at nursing homes, fund raisers, retreats and other church activities.

My journey in serving the Priests For Life is not to just educate myself but to also bridge the gap, to fill the void that a countless number of individuals have questions in their hearts.

My personal quote: “It’s not how we can fit God in to our lives. But how can we fit our lives into God’s plan.
Zac Zac Danao

From Manila to Titusville, a passion for pro-life

I’m John Zachary Danao, others call me "Zac." I am 22 years of age, born and raised in the heart of Manila, Philippines. I was born with intestinal malrotation, declared dead, underwent experimental surgery, had a maximum life span of 1 month, suddenly rose from the dead, and now am here with Priests For Life serving God with a pure heart at the IT Help Desk and as a Junior System Administrator. A House, a business, or even a fancy car are things I don’t have. But I do always have something in me that I am always proud to share, my education. I graduated from the Systems Technology Institute. I graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and am a member of Harvard University Varsity Alumni. God will never give up on us, so we don’t ever give up on him.
Traci Traci Kirk

A gentle voice greets callers and visitors to Priests for Life

Hello, my name is Traci Kirk, a Christian, Texas raised, and happily married with two beautiful children (17 & 5). I am blessed to be the receptionist for the Priests For Life organization. Most of my professional years have been spent in the care of children or administrating such care. I spent years as a professional nanny as well as the office manager of a large successful gymnastics center which had its own child care program. Customer service is where I perform my best work. After spending 6yrs as a stay at home mother and homemaker, my position with PFL begins a new chapter in my life. My husband and I focus most of our energy and time on our beautiful children and our church. Serving God has always been a priority and we are proudly raising our children to know the power of grace. I enjoy family gatherings, days at the beach, and sporting events with friends. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord, rather than the people.” Colossians 3:23
Nestor Rivera

Facilities manager

Nestor was born in Anasco, Puerto Rico, grew up in the Bronx and has been in Florida for the last 27 years. He currently lives in Orlando.

Nestor holds associate’s degrees in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electricity. He has worked as a contractor and has been involved in the renovation of Priests for Life’s new Titusville headquarters from the start. His specialty is painting.

He’s not only a sports fan; he was a boxer in his younger years and also played soccer. “Soccer is one of my passions,” he says. Although he is a longtime Florida resident, he continues to root for his New York teams – the Giants and the Mets.

The father of one son says his new job at Priests for Life is a bit of a departure for him. “I’m used to working by myself. But I like the atmosphere here, and the people I am with.”

Rashed Rashed Espejon

NY travel coordinator pitches in to keep Priests for Life in the air

Hello, my name is Rashed. I work for Priests For Life as a Travel Coordinator in the Speakers Bureau Department.

It is truly a blessing to be part of a culture and mission to fight for life in this culture of death.

Working for Priests for Life not only opened my mind, heart, and soul to the Pro-life movement, but it has also created a sense of who I am and what my purpose and calling is.
Katie Kate Burke O’Donnell

I’m honored to join the Rachel’s Vineyard team as an Administrative Assistant! I’m number two of Theresa and Kevin Burke’s five wonderful children. I graduated from West Chester University in 2014, where I studied Psychology. I’m a lover of all things related to music! I play the mandolin, guitar, ukulele, and I absolutely love to sing. I have a puppy named Prudence, a nod to my family’s love of the Beatles. I am also an avid baker. I think RV could use a fundraising baking department. I’m thinking “Katie Cakes” or a “Cup-Kates” bakery? All proceeds will, of course, go to Rachel’s Vineyard.
Lairen Lairen Vogan

Lairen Vogan is the Executive Assistant for Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries International Offices in Pennsylvania. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Eastern University. She heard about Rachel’s Vineyard through her good friend Kate and immediately wanted to become involved with its wonderful ministry. She hopes to one day obtain her masters in Clinical Counseling, so that she can help those in need. Lairen enjoys spending time with her family and loves to sing, read and paint.
Eugene Eugene Vigil

How a Mother’s Day text launched a very busy career

Hello, my name is Eugene Vigil. I am the 4th of 9 children of devout Catholics. I was born in Morelia, Mexico, DF in 1958 while my parents were working with the Catholic missions. We moved back to the US when I was eight years old, first to Mora, NM, then to Houston, TX, and in 1969 we moved to Atlanta, Georgia where I grew up.

My introduction into the pro-life movement began slowly with my dad telling me about Fr. Frank Pavone becoming the National Director of Priests for Life in Texas. I thought it was wonderful but I didn’t get involved at that time. Then in 2003 I took my daughter, then 18, to a fashion show on dressing modestly. I didn’t know it was for mothers and their 10-12 year old daughters. Luckily, we met a woman who ran a CPC at the event which was a fundraiser for the CPC where we began volunteering and later I left my job to work there full-time for about 7 months. It was there that I met Dr. Alveda King. At about the same time, my dad bought me tickets to a fundraising dinner for Seamless Garment Ministry (SGM), a ministry that provided shelter and various programs for women in an unplanned pregnancy who found themselves homeless but chose to give life to their babies.
When God has plans for you he doesn’t mess around. He puts you in the deep end and lets you go at it. But there’s no need to be afraid because He is always there with a watchful eye making sure you don’t drown.

In January 2009 I was transferred to Virginia Beach, VA with my job. It went well for some time but I really missed being involved in the pro-life movement. I still did volunteer work with SGM from long distance (newsletters and updating the mailing list) but I wanted more. The opportunity to work for Priests for Life came in mid 2010. It was the answer to my prayers. I had just made the decision that I needed to find a new job as the one I was in was not going anywhere. I wanted more for my life and I wanted to do God’s will. I also wanted to do pro-life work. I am so honored and blessed to be able to work for Priests for Life and with Dr. Alveda King. I rely on God for my strength and to Him goes the glory!
Chris Christine Kessler

Move to Florida was a bonus for gift entry’s Chrissy Kessler

My name is Christine Kessler. I have worked with Priests for Life for over three years now. I work in the Gift Entry Department.  It was supposed to be a temporary position but I enjoyed working in my department so much I wanted to stay. I process the donations that are sent in by generous donors like you. I also handle any donations that are sent in for our Rachel’s Vineyard ministries.  Sometimes it may seem tedious doing the same thing everyday but it is an important job. Fr. Frank and our other pastoral associates are able to visit you and your communities because of the donations you send us.

I was always brought up in a pro-life family. I went to catholic school my whole life; I even chose a catholic college. It is great being able to work in an environment where your morals and beliefs are not challenged. I value being part of this organization because it is changing the way America thinks about Abortion. It is amazing when you can see a child and mother happy together, and know that you helped make that happen.
Evelyn Evelyn Cruz

With help from the Lord, Evelyn Cruz found her way to Priests for Life

My name is Evelyn Cruz and I am in the Finance dept. I thank Fr. Frank, Janet Morana, Anthony DeStefano and Danielle Malina-Jones for giving me the opportunity to work with Priest For Life. I have been married for 25 years. After suffering 7 heartbreaking miscarriages I consider my 2 daughters a blessing. I feel I am truly blessed because God has also given me the opportunity to work alongside such dedicated people respecting God's commandment “Thou Shall Not Kill” as human life is sacred. 
Danielle Malina-Jones

My name is Danielle Malina-Jones and my journey with Priests for Life began in May 2004. I was working temporarily as an assistant in the Finance Department and was blessed to be provided with the opportunity to be employed full time with Priests for Life. Each year that I have been with Priests for Life has proven to be one that has educated and inspired me to continue to excel at my position in order to aid in the Fight to End Abortion. Working alongside Fr. Frank Pavone, Anthony DeStefano, Janet Morana and Jerry Horn has inspired me to put my all into my work. What impressed me the most about this organization was that they are not only Fighting to End Abortion but they are available to help aid in the healing of men and women who have suffered through an abortion. I am looking forward to my future years with Priests for Life.
Gianni Gianni

Gianni is our first office mascot at the FL headquarters of Priests for Life. He is a Shi-Tzu breed, and also comes from Ohio. He was born in 2011.



Lorenzo is our second office mascot at the FL headquarters of Priests for Life. He is a Shi-Tzu breed from Florida. He was born in 2019.

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