Who We Are

About Us

Since opening our doors in 1972, Morning Star has been an integral part of the Central PA community, providing compassionate care and assistance to families unprepared for pregnancy. Each year, Morning Star provides pregnancy and sexual health services, parenting education, and practical support to the more than 2000 women, men, and teens we see in our clinics, as well as educational outreach to more than 1000 local middle- and high-school students. 

By sharing a message of hope with each individual we see, Morning Star saves the lives of countless unborn babies and empowers teens and young adults in our community to develop healthy relationships and make life-affirming choices. With your support, we continue to transform countless lives and to enable many thousands of women to make an informed positive choice for themselves and their babies.

Vision

For all to make courageous, life-giving choices.

Mission

Morning Star Pregnancy Services exists to empower people to make life-giving choices. As a demonstration of Christ’s love, we promote sexual integrity, offer material and health services, and encourage emotional and spiritual wholeness.

Faith Statement

Morning Star Pregnancy Services is rooted in the love of Jesus Christ for each human person as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the father, and He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

Amen.

Meet Our Staff
Executive Team
Linda Plummer
Executive Director
Beverly James
Assistant to the Executive Director
Advancement Team
Stephanie Diecidue
Director of Advancement
Abigail Skelton
Office Manager
Thomas Witmer
Graphic Design and Communications Manager
Client Services Team
Ann Shryock, RDMS
Pregnancy Services Manager
Elsie Parker
Client Services Manager Assistant
Lori Walmer, RDMS
Sonographer
Mary Grap
Nurse Manager
Steve Morris
Nurse Clinic Manager
Briana Woodring
Client Services
Diane DeVan
Counselor
Elise LeMelle
Counselor
Lori Peters
Counselor
Grace Auerbeck
Counselor
Sue Tarantino
Counselor
Sexual Integrity Team
Leslie Moyer
Program Director
Ann Deegan
Administrative Assistant
Our 2021 Impact on Central PA During the Pandemic
1,003
Ultrasounds Provided
1,185
Students Reached
2,365
Client
Visits
577
Health Services
523
Lives Saved