The Rev. Canon Georgette Forney
The Rev. Canon Georgette Forney has been the President of Anglicans for Life since 1998, and is the co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. Canon Forney has authored two educational curricula, including Embrace the Journey that addresses aging and dying issues. Georgette was ordained in 2014 as a Permanent Vocational Deacon in the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy of the Anglican Church in North America.
Georgette had an abortion at age sixteen and later experienced healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation after going through an abortion aftercare 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. She has spoken at many CPC banquets, pro-life conferences, conventions, churches, rallies, and university and college campuses. She served as the host for the television infomercial “Tilly.” 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, and at the US House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee, regarding the impact of abortion on women’s health in February 2020. She has done numerous print, radio and television interviews for local, syndicated and national shows, papers and magazines. She also serves as the facilitator for the Abortion Recovery Coalition.
Georgette lives in Freedom, Pennsylvania, with her husband of over 42 years; their daughter, Rebekah, designs leather accessories in New York.
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.
Bookkeeper and Office Administrator
Anna has a family tradition of working for Anglicans For Life! Her dad, the Rev. Ron McKeon, first joined AFL’s staff as the bookkeeper, and after going on to serve at the ACNA Provincial level, served as Treasurer of AFL’s Board of Directors. Anna not only inherited her Dad’s love for working with numbers, she also has brought AFL’s databases up to current non-profit standards. Along with being AFL’s bookkeeper, she also serves in the same role at her Anglican parish in Ambridge. When she is not crunching numbers, she enjoys her two children, photography and reading a good book!
Coordinator of Ministry Outreach
Sammie graduated from Robert Morris University in 2017 with a background in biology and psychology and started working with Anglicans for Life (AFL) in 2017. In addition to her work with AFL, she spent 3 years going into public schools with the Women’s Choice Network, speaking to high schoolers about healthy relationships and sex education. She has a passion for making sure every teenager, parent, and youth leader is equipped, engaged, and encouraged to have Gospel-centered conversations regarding relationships, sexuality, and life issues.
Sammie married her best friend, Juan Gallo, in May 2019. During her free time, she and her husband invest in teenagers and young adults in their community, disciple their daughter, Ofie, and Sammie recently began a new career path as a nurse in emergency medicine.
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, John is living with his family in Virginia, where they are members of Redeemer Anglican Church in Richmond. He continues to be a regular speaker at foster care and adoption conferences throughout the country, and he is passionate about seeing the ACNA be a part of what God is doing through the foster care and adoption movement. John and Terri have three grandchildren, with a fourth on the way.
Director of Marketing and Communications
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 dogs.
Lori comes to AFL with a background in human resources, business administration, and fitness. Her strengths are with employee relations and her passion is for the protection of life and helping people to see how God loves them and wants the best for them. In addition, she leads a Bible study at her local church and is part of the prayer team. She loves teaching her cycle and body works classes. She is married and has two adult boys that mean the world to her. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and reading books.
Pictured left to right:
First row: Tom Hay, Ed Speare, Rt. Rev. Derek Jones
Second Row: Leslie Hackman, Greg Plizga, and Georgette Forney
AFL’s Board of Directors
Mr. Greg Plizga, Chair
Tom Hay, Treasurer
Rev. W. Ross Blackburn, PhD
Rt. Rev. Derek Jones