Staff

Karen Wilson - Alpha's Glory Director

A professional, a volunteer, a servant; Karen Wilson is a woman who has a heart of compassion for hurting people. As a child, Karen watched her parents give their time and talents to help, encourage and support their community through their church, and through her father’s music. When Karen was in her teens, she and her sister studied the art of clowning which enable them to volunteer at several charity and community events as well as visit hospitals and nursing homes bringing smiles to many discouraged people.

In 1982 Karen graduated from Towson State University with a degree in psychology, Mathematics and Secondary Education. After teaching math in a private school for a couple years, Karen felt the call to serve as a foreign missionary. She volunteered to go to Bolivia, South America for 6 ½ years to work with the Quechua (Kech-you-wa) people. While she was there she was able to continue her clowning, tutor Math and English, work with the local World Vision office and spend hours with the women and children in the market place teaching, encouraging and supporting them in their daily activities.

Upon returning to the states, Karen completed her MA in Administration at The College of Notre Dame of Maryland and then took the position as Director of Alpha’s Glory Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Karen’s goal in life is simple: to love the person who is in front of her.

Sheila Funk - Office Manager

Sheila comes to us with years of office managing experience and an empathetic heart who loves helping and encouraging others to do their best. She has a background in medical billing, scrapbooking and fundraising. She has served on her church council and with her husband has worked with the homeless in Harford County.

Sheila embodies I Corinthians 13 as she attends the young women and their children who come into the center. You may find her sitting on the floor playing with a toddler or calling other organizations to find housing for a displaced expectant mother. Her competency in the office keeps things running smoothly and efficiently.

Norma Cox - Administrative Assistant

Norma has a passion for this ministry and a desire to help the community. She serves at Alpha’s Glory as an Administrative Assistant and Client Advocate since 2019. She is married to her husband, James, for 23 years and has a beautiful newlywed daughter. Norma is a US Army Veteran and a former Educator. She lived in Hawaii for 21 years before moving to Harford County. Norma enjoys serving and attends Mt. Zion Church in Bel Air, MD.

Lara Standiford, RDMS - Clinic Manager

Lara is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). She's a firm believer in educating women about their bodies, pregnancy and parenting. Every expectant mom who receives a limited obstetric ultrasound scan to see her baby is cared for and valued. Before moving to Harford County in 2010, Lara was a long time resident of Annapolis, MD. She’s married to her husband, Sam, and has a son. Lara enjoys sailing, camping, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. In addition, Lara is an avid traveler and operates her own travel agency. For worship she attends Mountain Christian Church.

Deborah Antomattei - Director of Development

Deborah (Deb) has a background in finance, real estate and program management. She has been married to her husband, Anton, since 1992 and has three adult children. Harford County has been her home since 2009. She attends Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air and enjoys working with people in the community.

Board of Directors

The duties of the Board include setting policy, determining the goals and objectives of the center, and securing the funding for the operations of the organization. Spiritually mature individuals are sought who are given to prayer, service and have a compassion for the unborn.

The Board generally meets the second Tuesday of every month. The members of the board operate on the principle of unity, meaning everyone must agree on an issue before implementing it.

New members of our Board of Directors are voted onto the Board by the present Board of Directors. All members are asked to renew their commitment to serve on the Board every October following their election to the Board of Directors. We believe ministering in this capacity is a calling from the Lord.

Board Members

Officers serve a one year term. They are elected October 1st and serve till September 30th.

2022 Board of Directors

President – Kim Justus

Vice President – Jim Sterling

Treasurer – Greg Johnson

Secretary – Bob Brown

Prayer Coordinator – Ross Garris

Member – April Ishak

Member – Teresa Leet

Client Advocates

Our volunteers act as advocates for the clients by providing accurate information on all options for a positive pregnancy test. They also conduct parenting classes that are part of the mentoring programs offered by the center and encourage single clients to consider abstinence and make the use of the Sexual Integrity Program. We purpose to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every client as God gives opportunity. The advocates also offer classes online by using Bright Course program.