Anglicans for Life

Inspire every believer in every church to do one thing every day to protect life and prevent abortion and euthanasia.

Mission Statement:
We work to eradicate abortion and euthanasia through ministry, education, pastoral care, and advocacy.

AFL Positions


Anglicans for Life believes that human beings are created in the image of God and that life begins at conception. Therefore, Anglicans for Life rejects abortion.


Anglicans for Life does not have an official position on the issue of contraception. We encourage women and couples to prayerfully research and employ healthy and safe family planning methods.


Because God alone numbers our days, AFL believes it’s always wrong to hasten death via euthanasia or assisted suicide. Death should happen naturally & be neither artificially prolonged nor ended.


Anglicans for Life is in favor of research using non-embryonic stem cells because, while it is important to advance medical science, embryonic stem cell research kills living embryos.

Partial-Birth Abortion

Anglicans for Life strongly opposes partial birth abortion, as it not only ends a helpless life, but does so in a particularly cruel, disgusting, and violent way.

Post-Abortion Care

Healing and forgiveness comes through Jesus Christ for all sins, including abortion. People suffering from physical, emotional, and spiritual trauma after abortion can experience God’s grace in their lives.

Death Penalty

AFL does not have an official position on the issue of the Capital Punishment. We mourn with families who have suffered and turn to God to redeem the souls of those waiting punishment.


As children of God, we come into God’s family through adoption. Therefore, as God’s adopted children, AFL supports and affirms adopted children, adoptive parents, and birth parents.

Stand With Us

  • Archbishop Foley Beach
  • Archbishop Ray Sutton
  • Bishop John Guernsey

Our History

A fl's ministry to help the Church uphold the sacredness of life began informally in 1966 and was officially incorporated in 1983, as the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life Research and Education Foundation (NOEL) with Church Chapters formed nationwide.

In 2003, in partnership with Priests for Life, NOEL launched the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an international Campaign to educate the public that abortion physically, emotionally, and spiritually hurts women, men, and others who are involved.

In 2005, the NOEL Board of Directors adopted a Declaration of Life Statement, which later served as the basis for the ACNA s Title II, Canon 8, Section 3 Statement on the sanctity of life. In 2006, the ministry’s name was changed to Anglicans for Life as our outreach expanded to the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Anglicans for Life is headquartered in Sewickley, PA and has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to financial transparency. Our most recent Financial Statement is available for review and was found to be in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States without any material modifications.

Anglicans for Life is also a member of the Anglican Global Mission Partners (AGMP), which seeks connect service-focused Anglicans with national and international mission opportunities. Check out AGMP’s Mission Match to find service opportunities that match your passions and talents.

Our Staff

Georgette Forney

President, AFL

Georgette Forney is in her 23rd year as President of Anglicans for Life, the only global Anglican ministry dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia through ministry, education, pastoral care, and advocacy in partnership with the Anglican Communion.

Georgette lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, with her husband of over 30 years. Their daughter Rebekah designs accessories in Brooklyn, NY. Georgette was ordained June 29, 2014 as a Permanent Vocational Deacon in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy of the Anglican Church in North America.

She is also the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, an effort to raise awareness about the physical, spiritual, and emotional harm abortion does to women and to let those who are hurting from abortion know help is available. Georgette had an abortion at age sixteen and later experienced healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation after going through an abortion recovery program. Through that she developed a greater understanding of the negative impact abortion has on women and the need to highlight the issue as an abortion survivor.

Deacon Georgette also authored Embrace the Journey, an 8-week adult-education program DVD series on aging and dying. Embrace the Journey addresses the difficult issues that elderly, terminally ill and disabled people face, recognizing that as patients or family members, being prepared to address their special needs is helpful and critical in today’s culture.

She has spoken at many CPC banquets, pro-life conferences, conventions, churches, rallies, and university and college campuses. In addition, she has addressed the Pro-Life Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives concerning abortion and women and gave testimony at the Senate Commerce sub-committee on Science, Technology and Space Hearing, regarding the impact of abortion on women’s health. Georgette has spoken at the SPUC Annual Conference in England, Princeton University’s Organization of Women Leaders Conference and in Australia and New Zealand. She has done numerous print, radio, and television interviews for local, syndicated, and national shows, papers, and magazines.

In her spare time, Georgette loves her Hip Hop dance classes and can be found bicycling to work when weather permits!


Lori Schneider

Executive Assistant

Lori comes to AFL with experience in customer care and a heart for intercessory prayer. Have one conversation with Lori, and you’ll know it’s true! Outside of the office, Lori enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and two 20-something sons.


Anna Brychik

Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Anna has a family tradition of working for Anglicans for Life! Her dad was the ministry’s bookkeeper 15 years ago. When Anna is not following in her father’s footsteps, she is enjoying her two small children, along with serving her local church and diocese. She also loves a good Pittsburgh Pens hockey game!

Sammie Gallo

Coordinator of Ministry Outreach

Sammie joined the team after graduating from Robert Morris University in 2017 with a background in biology and psychology. She began working for AFL during her time completing the Pittsburgh Fellows Program, a young professional development program that is based on creating Christ-centered, servant leadership in recent college-graduates. In addition to her work in our ministry, she spends time going into public schools with the Women’s Choice Network, speaking to high schoolers about healthy relationships and sex education. Outside of work, she is involved in leading student ministry at her church, enjoys running, and is passionate about serving in nonprofit organizations around the city that empower young children and teenagers to be who they were created to be through Jesus Christ.  Sammie married husband Juan Gallo in May 2019.

Kristen Nagy

Director of Marketing and Communications

Kristen has been recognized nationally, regionally, and locally for her creative work and social advocacy in various areas ranging from photography, videography, writing, and entrepreneurship. She has worked with Fortune 500s, government organizations, small businesses, and universities, developing their brands, creating brand narratives, and implementing brand awareness strategies utilizing graphic design, SEO, video, and social media. Her passion, perseverance, and can-do attitude has enabled her to be successful both professionally and personally.

Kristen is extremely excited to utilize her creative and technical skills to help AFL spread the word of God while advocating For Life.

When she’s not developing creative strategies, Kristen is likely found expressing her creativity through other avenues such as photography, crafting, or writing her latest novel. On the rare occasion she isn’t being creative, you’ll find her spending time with family, fishing with her husband, or playing with her three dogs.

Sydney Alleyne

Social Media Specialist

Sydney has years of experience within the communications and digital marketing space. She has worked in various industries such as government contracting, private security, and healthcare. She has helped organizations reach their target audiences and grow their online presence through purposeful content. In her spare time she coaches girls’ soccer and enjoys spending time with her family.

Johnston Moore

Adoption/Orphan Care Consultant

Johnston has been married to his wife, Terri, since 1988, and together they have seven children, all of whom were adopted through the Los Angeles County foster care system. He is a strong believer in and vocal advocate for permanency and justice for children, having witnessed the impact that both have had on his children. John enjoyed a career in Hollywood in film/TV production and as a screenwriter before becoming fully immersed in adoption and foster care ministry, first through his employment at Hope for Orphans, and then at Home Forever.

Currently, Johnston is living with his family in Virginia, where he is a regular speaker at Focus on the Family’s Wait No More Adoption Conferences. They attend Redeemer Anglican Church in Richmond, VA and are passionate about seeing the ACNA be a part of what God is doing through the foster care and adoption movement.

Board of Directors

Mr. Greg Plizga


Tom Hay


Lesley Hackman

Rev. W. Ross Blackburn, PhD

Rt. Rev. Derek Jones

Ed Speare

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