The caring staff of Precious Life pregnancy care centers is committed to providing our clients with options and education, so they can make informed pregnancy decisions. Through these services, we have the opportunity to share hope and love with each person who visits one of our pregnancy care centers, making us one of the most effective outreach ministries in our community.

Board Members and Officers 2018

Our Board of Directors is a diverse group of men and women from our community with various areas of expertise and a passion for those we serve.

Ken Loucks, President

Rev. Scott Manganella (Ex Officio)
Director, Precious Life, Inc.

Joe Barnouski, Vice President
Business Owner

Patty Shaw, Secretary
Business Owner

Sue Griep
Victim/Witness Coordinator

Faith Wolf, Treasurer
Registered Nurse

Sue Penney
Home Maker

Harry Houck
Business Owner

Scott Manganella

Altoona Office | CEO and Director

Rev. Scott Manganella is the co-founder and Executive Director of PRECIOUS LIFE, INC. PRECIOUS LIFE, founded in 1985, is a Crisis Pregnancy Ministry headquartered at 1716 12th Ave., Altoona, PA. He has served Precious Life as its Director since 1986.

Scott has been married to his wife Twila for 40 years. They have been blessed with two children, Allison and Joshua and two wonderful grandchildren, Talen and Rachel. Rev. Manganella is a 1974 graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School in Kingston, PA and a 1978 graduate of Liberty University. He is the former pastor of The Community Bible Church of Portage. Scott has served many congregations as interim pastor and preaches in about 20 different churches annually, sharing the ministry of Precious Life.

Branden McGarvey

Altoona Office

Branden McGarvey graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services.  He worked previously at Home Instead Senior Care for two years helping families set up care plans to keep their loved ones comfortable and living at home with the assistance of a caregiver when their bodies no longer would allow them to live independently at home.  Branden assists with organizing and setting up our concession shows, organizing and maintaining the warehouse, leads teams to Romania on mission trips, and assists with other administrative needs.  He has a passion for helping people and came on board with Precious Life in June of 2018.

Sharon Weyant

Altoona Office

Since 2013 Sharon has served at Precious Life. Prior to joining the Precious Life team, she worked as the Client Service Director at a pregnancy resource center in Alabama. Currently, she works directly with clients as they walk through difficult seasons, equipping them to make life changing decisions. Sharon has a passion to help women in an unplanned pregnancy to make a choice for life.

Valerie Weaver

Altoona Office

Valerie joined the staff in October of 2014 after volunteering for seven months as a counselor and office helper for Precious Life, Inc.

She currently works as Youth Leader with her husband who serves as an Assistant/Youth Pastor at their church.    She is also involved in various other ministries of the church as well.   Valerie has worked with teens as Youth Leader and SS teacher for over 30 years.  She has worked in the Banking Industry for eight years and in an Accounting position for over ten years.

Currently serving as Secretary/Receptionist doing Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable along with various other duties and enjoying every aspect of the position.

Sherri Peeler

Bedford Office

Sherri is a Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula as well as Certified Childbirth Educator. Currently she oversees the Precious Life Bedford Office, educating women throughout pregnancy as well as helping clients receive necessary baby supplies. She also serves as the Children’s Director at Community Grace Brethren Church. When not working, she loves spending time with her family.

Janelle Streets

Johnstown Office

Janelle first began ministering to women with unplanned pregnancies in 2004 when she served as a peer counselor at a PRC in Lancaster, PA. In 2006 she was hired to oversee Precious Life’s Johnstown office. She is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a BA in Biblical Studies. Her heart is to offer women a choice for life and provide support as they parent their children.

Jodi Boyd

Johnstown Office

Jodi joined the staff at Precious Life in June 2018. Since high school, Precious Life has had a special place on her heart; she organized a volleyball tournament and raised money for the organization. Jodi enjoys building relationships with the clients through the Earn While You Learn program. Above all, she wants to give clients a hopeful future and guide them with their decision in choosing life.