Last fall Right to Life of Louisville began an extensive local search for its new executive director. After interviewing several impressive applicants, an offer was made to Louisville native Corey Koellner, and we are pleased to report that he accepted the position, effective February 1st.
Corey and his wife Melissa, whom he met when both studied accounting at Bellarmine U., have three children: Henry (9), Anna (6), and William (4), and two four-legged friends. The Koellners are members of St. Agnes Catholic Church, where their children attend school.
Corey states he is honored to be selected as RTL’s new executive director. “I look forward to working with the pro-life community and using the skills and experiences I’ve gained in the business and non-profit sectors to propel our organization forward as we defend the human rights of the unborn and help create a culture of life.”
He is keenly aware of the political and cultural environment for pro-lifers. “While we’ve seen positive developments in the Kentucky General Assembly, we are aware of the significant challenges ahead at the Federal level. The reality, though, is our most authentic success will come from changing hearts and minds, enabling others to understand and appreciate we are all made in God’s image and deserving of a right to life.”
As a long-time supporter of the pro-life cause, Corey knows he has big shoes to fill. Margie Montgomery’s contributions to the culture of life locally and statewide loom large. He hopes to build on her legacy.
“I look forward to partnering with KRLA and our manager and volunteers to bring RTL Louisville’s processes into the 21st century through leveraging technology and improving the efficiency of our operations. We’ll be mission-centric and proactive to maximize our resources and expand our reach in the community.”
Right to Life of Louisville and KRLA extend a warm welcome to Corey.