Pro-Life Action League

. . . because action speaks louder than words.

League history, NOW v. Scheidler, Action News, Joe Scheidler, League staff

League history, NOW v. Scheidler, Action News, Joe Scheidler, League staff

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Meet the Pro-Life Action League Staff

The Pro-Life Action League is blessed with a dedicated full- and part-time staff and many wonderful volunteers.

Vice President, Ann Scheidler

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League Vice President Ann Scheidler's involvement with the pro-life movement began in 1973 when her husband, National Director, Joe Scheidler began to work full-time in pro-life work. In 1980, she helped found the League.

In 1990, Ann began working part-time at the League as Assistant Director, a position which gradually became full-time. She served as Executive Director from 2000 till 2009, and has served as Vice President since then. Ann is closely involved with all aspects of the League's work, from public relations and development to activism and outreach.

Ann is a frequent speaker on pro-life activism and sidewalk counseling, and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs. She travels extensively conducting sidewalk counseling training sessions.

Ann holds a bachelor's degree from Mundelein College. She is the mother of seven children, including League Executive Director Eric Scheidler and grandmother of twenty-two grandchildren.

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Assistant Communications Director, Matt Yonke

Matt Yonke

Matt Yonke came on staff with the League part time during the 2007 Face the Truth Tour at the invitation of Tour coordinator Eric Scheidler, and became a much valued member of the Tour team. When the pressures of the League's fight against Planned Parenthood in Aurora, Illinois required Eric to hire an assistant, Matt was the obvious choice. He came on staff in October, 2007.

Matt guides much of the League's communications via e-mail, phone and websites as well as coordinating protest efforts on the streets and speaking on pro-life topics to youth and adult audiences. Matt also enjoys documenting League events with photographs, video and updates on the League's Hotline blog and Action News newspaper.

Matt lives in Aurora, Illinois with his wife Erin and their children Ambrose, Peter, Joseph, Charlotte and Victor, and in his spare time writes and plays music and writes for the Catholic apologetics website Called to Communion.

Office Manager, Urszula Mihai

Urszula Mihai is a native of Poland. She has a masters degree in Human Resources. In addition to her duties as Office Manger, Urszula is a frequent sidewalk counselor, especially serving Polish-speaking abortion-bound women. She is the mother of two children.

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