Iowa Right to Life Team

Kristi Judkins

Executive Director

Kristi Judkins has her own abortion story and is grateful to all the caring hearts who have dedicated their lives to pro-life advocacy.  Kristi applauds and honors men and women loyal to supporting mothers, the pre-born, and those who believe life is precious and worth fighting for.  Because of her own testimony, she will be steadfast to advance the mission and vision of Iowa Right to Life (IRTL) and safeguard the sanctity of life, no matter the circumstance.    

Her “such a time as this” moment was 37 years in the making. In her prior work life, she was called upon to be the professional who could grow and develop relationships with diverse agencies and organizations. Her passion was to utilize the skills she’d acquired over the years for the sole purpose of making a positive difference in the lives of Iowans.  As an IRTL liaison who believes in successful partnerships and collaborations, she will be committed to the cause of the Iowa Coalition of Pro-Life leaders, where there is strength in numbers and life-affirming impact.    

In 2009, Kristi went back to college to attend Purdue Global University.  She did this as a non-traditional student, working full-time, and traveling the state of Iowa as a part of her job.  Although it was a challenge, her faith deepened and she gained an appreciation for all things Iowa!  Within a two-year accelerated time period, she graduated with honors obtaining an associates and bachelor’s degree in Business Management. This convinced her that with God, all things are possible!  She is life-long Iowan and lives in Ankeny with her husband and has two adult children.  She is involved in various ministries and loves being a part of a church family.  

Paula Brown

Office Operations Director