Executive Director - Kellie Gretschel - email@example.com - (210)73-SACFL
Kellie Gretschel, a mother of three and longtime San Antonio resident, has been involved in the Pro Life community from a young age. Her mother started the Respect Life Ministry at St. Anthony Mary Claret and was an avid sidewalk counselor. Kellie grew up in this culture of life and later went on to head the same Respect Life Ministry her mother had started decades before. Kellie has volunteered at pregnancy resource centers as a client advocate along with the Gabriel Project, who supplies mothers with necessities and support. She discovered SACFL and began volunteering as well as being trained to be a sidewalk counselor. She enjoys many ways to support the Pro Life movement including being a part of the LIFE Runners San Antonio chapter.
Her degree from Texas State is in Elementary Education but she enjoys tutoring at the middle and high school level as well. Throughout her educational career, she has worked primarily with at risk school populations and families. She will be pursuing her Master’s degree in Fall of 2014 in Human Sciences later focusing on sociology. She enjoys the beautiful city of San Antonio with her husband, Chris, two sons, and newborn daughter. She looks forward to the challenges and relationships that SACFL will bring. Keep her in your prayers!
Board of Directors
President - Amy Voorhees - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Amy Voorhees is wife of 13 years to her amazing husband George and a stay at home mother of five rambunctious boys ranging in ages 13 to 1 years old. She has been active in the prolife movement for over ten years now starting out as a prayer warrior for the Brazos Valley Coalition for Life in Bryan, Texas. She and her husband were privileged to be involved in the very first 40 Days for Life Campaign in Bryan and got to see firsthand the fruits of its efforts.
Since moving to San Antonio in 2007 she has helped to organized eight 40 Days for Life campaigns. In November of 2007 she founded the San Antonio Coalition for Life whose purpose is to provide a constant peaceful and prayerful abortion day presence at the Planned Parenthood on Babcock Road. Since that time over 100 children and families have been saved from abortion- that we know of! In her spare time Amy enjoys music and continues her work toward singing classical and opera music professionally.
Secretary - Amber Delaney
Amber is a sidewalk counselor and a post-abortive member of the board. Her abortion at age 19 brings key experience to the board in communicating with and understanding pre- and post-abortive women. Both Amber and her husband, Jeff, are very involved in the prolife community of San Antonio and serve as the prolife coordinators for their church. Amber is also a successful business woman, leading a sales team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing allowing her to bring a healthcare and scientific perspective to the board. Her experience in leading teams is a great asset to the board as she helps organize future projects for the SACFL and bring new prayer warriors to the sidewalk.
Mr. Jason Petty, J.D.
Jason, a former high school teacher, is a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University where he studied English literature and anthropology and met his wife, Ingrid. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas where he was president of the Catholic Law Students Association. Mr. Petty is a licensed Texas attorney. Mrs. Ingrid Petty works as a registered nurse and is studying to be a family nurse practitioner. Jason’s hobbies include studying and singing Gregorian chant, reading about Western history and languages, and learning to dance the waltz.
Mrs. Tammy Villasenor
Tammy Villasenor is a long-time resident of San Antonio and graduate of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Nursing. After receiving her BSN, she worked as a Cardiac Nurse for Christus Santa Rosa for approximately 14 years.
Tammy and her husband, Hector, have been married for almost 20 years, and they have four adult children and one recent high school graduate. She has been a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church since 1980 and has been very active in several church ministries. Tammy has always been pro-life, but was motivated by the 40 Days for Life campaign in the fall of 2008 and decided to join SACFL in January of 2009. She trained as a sidewalk counselor in early 2009 and began to help promote and organize the 40 Days for Life campaigns that year. Tammy has since been the Sidewalk Vigil Coordinator since the Fall campaign of 2012. Since January 2010, she has also been an active volunteer/counselor for the Allied Women’s Center.
Mr. Carlos Zaldivar
Carlos has worked in the architectural industry for more than 16 years. He is the founder of Franklin Zaldivar Architecture and Planning, an architecture company dedicated to design excellence. Carlos has been a prolife warrior in many rallies throughout Texas including Amarillo, Dallas, Irving and San Antonio. He participated in Fr. Frank Pavone’s first Discerning Retreat for the “Priest for Life” religious order and was a sidewalk counselor in Dallas for over five years. His passion for ending abortion is at the core of his respect for the dignity of the human person philosophy. He has been an integral part of many fundraising efforts for various non-profit organizations and has been instrumental in the efforts to help the SACFL.
Dr. Brian Seastrunk
Dr. Brian K. Seastrunk grew up in Bryan / College Station while his father was employed in the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. He attended the University of Texas at Austin before moving to San Antonio to study at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is an a physician in San Antonio and is a board-certified Anesthesiologist. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10940 where he promotes Pro-life Activities and is a member of the San Antonio Catholic Physicians Guild. Over the last three years he has been active during 40 Days for Life in bringing members of his council and parish to participate, trained as a sidewalk counselor, and together with his family has participated in events like the Washington D.C. March for Life in January 2013. The sanctity of life at all phases is one of the most important issues of today’s society. Brian, and his bride of 23 years, Kathy, have three children, ranging in age from 15-22. They enjoy hosting large holiday dinners and get togethers, and often have groups of teenagers hanging out or friends and family over to watch college football or the San Antonio Spurs. Brian and Kathy are active in their parish of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Boerne, founding members of the Respect Life ministry, participate in various bible studies, and are catechists for the RCIA ministry in their parish.
Matt has been a prayer warrior with the San Antonio Coalition for Life since its inception in 2007. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s University with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. There he was the prolife officer of the Catholic Student Group. He has organized numerous events including the Silent Day of Solidarity, a St. Mary’s chapter of 40 Days for Life, Cemetery of the Innocents. He has also been to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. twice, as well as, participated in many prolife leadership conferences. His efforts and the help of his fellow students allowed him to receive the St. Mary’s University Presidential Award which is the highest award of the university. In January of 2012 he organized the Roe v Wade Memorial Day for Life with over 800 in attendance.
He has been a sidewalk counselor and vigil coordinator for the 40 Days for Life campaign with SACFL and has been a board member since 2010. Matt is currently a cadet in a local law enforcement academy set to graduate in April 2014. His hobbies include basketball, tubing in the Comal River and photography. Matt married the love of his life, Sara, in July 2013.