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The ABC Life Choices Team

ABC Life Choices Kenai, Alaska has a GREAT TEAM!

Together with you, the ABC Team serves the region of the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska with caring, confidential, and free services, resources, and referrals to those confronted with unplanned pregnancies. ABC Life Choices is dedicated to helping women and men with unplanned pregnancies, post-abortion recovery, parenting classes, material resources, referrals and more!

Team of ABC Life Choices

Sonja Redmond
Chair  (Joined in 2008)

As a long time (over 50 years) resident of Alaska, mother of three and grandmother of seven, I am committed to serving Christ and the Law in Soldotna, although I am licensed to practice in Idaho and Indiana as well. 

I received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration from what is now Corban University.  I am a graduate of Notre Dame School of Law and started my solo practice in 2007.  I practice predominantly business and elder law.  I serve as chairman of the board for ABC Life Choices, secretary of the board for Military Casa, and am a member of the college council for Kenai Peninsula College.  

Prior to law school, I spent over 30 years in the business world owning and operating several small businesses.

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Phil Reemtstra
Vice Chair (Joined in 2009)

Phil Reemtsma has been pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai since April 1991.

He and his wife Eileen have three grown kids and three Perfect Grandchildren.

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Jim Titus
Treasurer (Joined in 2014)

Jim is a Navy Veteran with a 30 year career in the oil and gas industry, retiring August 2022.

He currently is Associate Professor of Process Technology at Kenai Peninsula College and part owner of Peninsula Powersports in Soldotna, AK. He attends Calvary Baptist Church in Kenai, and serves as a Deacon.

Ellen Dyuck
Secretary (Joined 2018)

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Brian Bruxvoort
Member (Joined in 2007)

Brian Bruxvoort came to the Board of ABC Life Choices in 2007. Brian felt that God was convicting him that he should be doing something pro-life, not just be against abortion.

He has been married 39 years and has 4 adult children. Brian has served as a pilot mechanic at Missionary Aviation Repair Center since 1998. He is also currently serving as the associate pastor at Kenai Bible Church.

 

Regina Leaf
Member
(Joined in 2020)

Regina moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 2011 upon accepting a position as an Assistant District Attorney for the state of Alaska. She previously worked for the University of Alaska as a program manager and before that served as a high school teacher and coach in rural Alaska.

She currently serves in local discipleship and bereavement/hospitality ministries.

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Dr. David Abel, MD
Medical Director (Volunteer)

Dr. Dave Abel was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but he progressively migrated west; first to Idaho, and then to Alaska. The Air Force originally brought him to Alaska as part of a four-year enlistment. He met his wife here in Alaska and has made Alaska his home. Dr. Abel obtained his undergraduate degree at UAA and attended medical school at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Washington. He returned to Anchorage for residency, and now calls Soldotna home. He and his wife have four boys who keep them busy. He loves biking, hiking, skiing, and camping, as well as quiet evenings reading with his family. Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years

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Alicia Barry
Accounting Clerk

My name is Alicia Barry, and I am the Accounting Clerk responsible for receipting at ABC Life Choices.  I was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada and moved here to Alaska after meeting my wonderful husband at a Christian university we both attended.  I am also a homeschooling mama to three amazing boys.  My husband and I have always felt called to serve the Lord in whatever way we can and in whatever direction He leads us.  Our first job in Alaska was as live-in house parents for teenage boys who had legal issues.  We also served in our church doing Sunday School, youth mission trips, and running youth group.  As our family expanded, we have moved out of some of those roles and into brand new ones and the Lord has grown us through each new experience.  I am excited to help support the mission of ABC Life Choices and be a part of their incredible team. 

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Becky Peters
Executive Director

Raised in Washington state, my husband and I have lived in Alaska since 1998. We have three children who grew up here on the Kenai peninsula. I have a BA of Elementary Education from Grace College and served alongside my husband at Arctic Barnabas Ministries before working at ABC Life Choices. After home schooling our three kids, I volunteered at ABC for several months and then God called me to serve as Director here in August of 2020. 

It is an honor to serve the Lord here at ABC. We get to demonstrate the love of God as we care for clients, offering them practical help, building relationship and  then getting many opportunities to share the truth of the gospel. God is using many of my life experiences and much of my story redemptively here at ABC Life Choices for which I am truly grateful.

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Katherine Poppin
Administrative Assistant

I was raised in Kenai and Soldotna and attended the University of Alaska for the first two years of my college career. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, I worked as a Paralegal and Legal Secretary for many years in both large and small law firms on the west coast and in Hawaii. Then came a point where I had time and resources on my hands and I thought what better thing could I do than study about God. In 2016, I graduated from Multnomah Biblical Seminary with a Master’s in Christian Leadership. Since then, I have sought out volunteer and paid work where I can continue to use my administrative and organizing skills in ministry settings. This has led me to ABC Life Choices where I now fill the role of Administrative Assistant.

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Heather Rickman
Lab Director & Technical Consultant

Heather Rickman grew up on the Kenai Peninsula and pursued a career in healthcare following high school. This led to graduating with honors from UAA with a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. She has worked in the professional capacity as Medical Laboratory Scientist in the local area since 2015.

She is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the laboratory testing process at ABC Life Choices and feels fortunate to have found a career that allows her to support the healthcare needs of her community. In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her growing family, helping out with her family’s construction business, as well as participating in the many outdoor activities that Alaska has to offer.

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Jennifer Winans
Accounting Assistant

I moved to Anchorage, Alaska with my family in 1975 and then to Kenai in 1979. After meeting in college and marrying, my husband Paul and I settled in Kenai in 1983.

Our son was born three years later and together we raised and homeschooled him here. We worship at Kenai Fellowship a Church of Christ. I started volunteering in 1996 at the center doing the receipting, then came on staff in my current position in 2020. There are so very many wonderful people who work with clients at the center! Not everyone is meant for that type of work and I am so very grateful God has provided a position here for me to serve.

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Jennifer Wood
Women's Services Manager

I am the Women’s Service Manager at ABC. I started volunteering in 2008, and came onboard as staff in 2020.  I am also a pastor’s wife, the mom of 5 grown children, and grandma to 13 precious grandchildren.

Many years ago when my children were still pretty young, I had a heart for serving at a pregnancy center.  I wanted to help women who were struggling with unplanned pregnancies.  It takes me a while sometimes to venture into the unknown, and so along with being a busy homeschooling mom I didn’t take the step to find a center at which to volunteer.  Jumping ahead several years with only two children left at home, I am searching for a local pregnancy center.  I couldn’t find it.  I really wanted to volunteer somewhere so I went to the hospital and got an application.  I decided to try one more time to find the pregnancy center.  I drove down the same road I had driven down before, and I finally found it!  God’s timing is everything, and His time for me was right then.

I love my work at ABC.  It isn’t always easy, but God gives little victories along the way to keep me encouraged that He can truly use me for His purpose in the lives of those that are hurting and need Him.

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Dr. Aaron Wonnacott
Lab Clinical Consultant

Dr. Aaron M Wonnacott works in Emergency Medicine in Soldotna, Alaska.He graduated with honors in 2013.

With a combined experience of more than 9 years, especially in Emergency Medicine, Dr. Aaron M Wonnacott affiliates with Central Peninsula General Hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists on the Kenai Peninsula. 

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ABC Life Choices is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is fully funded by individuals, churches, businesses, and organizations who want to provide this ministry to our community. EIN: 92-0113488.