Karen Klassen - Chair
(Joined in 2018)
I am an Assistant Professor at Salt Lake Community College where I teach a variety of Computer Science courses. My husband and I have three grown daughters and two wonderful grandchildren. We enjoy camping and hiking during the summer months, during the winter we tend to hibernate and enjoy time with friends. I also play golf as much as possible when the weather cooperates, and go to see my grand-kids as much as I can.
I grew up in a small town in West Texas, as an only child. I went to Dallas to pursue my Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems. While at college I started attending church and after a year or so, I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. God changed my life in many ways. He has been faithful over the years, even though I have strayed away at times. I know without a doubt that my Savior lives, he intercedes for me, he loves me and watches over me daily. I am truly blessed to be alive and placed here at this time.
I once benefited from a local Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC), I relinquished my parental rights as a parent in December of 1987 and ever since have wanted to be involved in a PRC. I never found the time to actually engage in a local PRC, due to being a stay at home mom for many years. Now that I am in a new season of life, I want to invest in the lives of others, especially at a PRC. Over the years, I have talked with many young people about my choice and have encouraged them in their choices as well.
(Joined in 2020)
I am a retired attorney having practiced in both the private and public sectors. Most recently, I served at the Utah Attorney General's Office where I held several management positions including Solicitor General. My wife and I are active in various church groups and service projects, and in our free time, we like to hike, bike and travel with family.
Marlana Li, MD
(Joined in 2017)
I am a board-certified Family Medicine physician who graduated with a B.A. from the University of Utah, received my medical degree (with a Honors in Bioethics) from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and completed my residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency in Westminster, Colorado. I practice full-spectrum Family Medicine, delivering pediatric, maternity, and adult care, and I have special interests in preventive medicine and education.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family, going on medical mission trips, hiking, and journaling.
I was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), and I am grateful for the faith the Holy Spirit inspired and nurtured in me. I believe Jesus is Lord, Redeemer, Mighty Counselor and the Divine Physician, and it is my duty and joy to honor, trust and obey Him as I seek to use all He has gifted me to serve Him and my neighbor.
I am delighted to serve on the Pregnancy Resource Center Board of Directors, hoping to enhance the center’s ability to deliver the best possible care, while also “speaking the truth in love” to help clients make the healthiest decisions. As science proves, life begins at conception, and I believe every life is precious. “ I want to advocate for those who have no voice, to empower women and men to choose life, to provide support or resources for our clients, and to help relieve suffering, pain, confusion, and other ailments.
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