Kayla Gelpi

care net university education specialist

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Every day, I feel blessed and honored to work alongside a body of believers who hold the value of life in high regard. The pro-life cause is one of my strongest passions and I know the Lord has called me to pursue this line of work for my career. I’ve worked for pro-life ministries prior to Care Net and knowing that I get to be a small part in advancing God’s kingdom here on Earth is incredibly fulfilling.

What is your favorite Bible verse/book/chapter/section? Why?

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 and Psalm 119 are two passages that have been, and continue to be, a great encouragement and comfort to me. Psalm 119 has encouraged me to rely heavily on the Lord and to see His goodness in the midst of what can seem impossible. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 reminds me that the trials I have and have yet to endure will be used for His purposes and can be used to help comfort others in trouble.

Why are you pro-life? 

I have always been pro-life, but it wasn’t until college that I started to outwardly declare my passion for the cause. I’ve always believed that life begins at conception and have family and friends who have suffered the long-term effects of abortion. Although I’ve never experienced abortion myself, I’ve suffered from a miscarriage and it has shown me the beautiful bond a mother has with her unborn child. What a precious gift life is!

Where are you from? Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in central New Jersey, in the small town of Jacobstown, about 30 minutes south of Princeton and 45 minutes east of Philadelphia. Despite what others may think, I grew up in the good part of Jersey, off exit 5, around lots of rural farmland. I now reside in Irwin, Pennsylvania, about 30 minutes south-east of Pittsburgh. Growing up in Jersey has made me a pizza snob and I’ve yet to find pizza near Pittsburgh that compares.

What is something people don’t know about you?

Most people don’t know that I was picked to be in the 2011 All-Eastern Honors Choir when I was a junior in high school. I grew up with a love for singing and was involved in many All South Jersey and New Jersey All-State choirs, as well as several choirs and musicals through middle school and high school.