Meet the Staff



Shelly Burkhart is the Executive Director and has held this position since the fall of 2013. Shelly was called into ministry over 18 years ago when she started working for her church. Shelly moved into the Pregnancy Center movement several years ago when she started working as Client Services Director.  Shelly has a heart for women and the pre-born and she desires to see ALL post-abortive women healed. Something only Jesus can do.

Shelly and Bruce have two grown married daughters, a beautiful granddaughter and she feels blessed to have them both live close by. In her spare time, Shelly enjoys sewing, camping and loves to spend time with her family.



LeAnna has been on staff at the BG Pregnancy Center since the fall of 2013 serving in the roles of office administration and client services. Upon graduating from BGSU in 2011, LeAnna has continued to have a heart for the campus and community of Bowling Green ever since. She personally came to know the Lord in college and also has a desire for other young women that age to find their purpose in Him. Prior to working at the center, LeAnna was involved with collegiate ministry work at BGSU.

LeAnna and her husband, Jaime, have lived in Bowling Green for a handful of years now. They are a part of LifePoint Community Church, here in BG.



Hi, my name is Shannon Simmons. My husband Andrew, and I have 5 children ranging in age from 17 down to 2 years old. I currently work at a local ER as a Registered Nurse and have been blessed to become part of the wonderful staff at BGPC. I first became involved with pregnancy centers a little over a year ago, serving in another center located in Florida. I knew when we made the move back to Ohio, that God still had a calling for me to be involved, and that is what led me to BGPC. I firmly believe that every life is precious and valuable and as believers we are called to not only seek justice but defend those who cannot defend themselves. As His word says  “Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1:17



My husband and I have been married for ten years and together we have three wonderful children.  After having to leave the veterinary field due to an injury I became a client advocate with encouragement from my pastor at Christ’s Church in Bowling Green while I was working as a secretary there.  I have always felt a strong calling to serve in ministry that helps women and promotes life.  God opened many doors for me and I’m so thankful to be at the Bowling Green Pregnancy Center where I can serve the women and children in our community.  I’m a huge Detroit Tigers fan and I enjoy coaching my sons’ baseball teams in the summer.  I also love figure skating and enjoy traveling with friends where we volunteer at shows to raise money for cancer research.



I’m married to a wonderful man of fifteen years. I have three beautiful children, no grandchildren yet! I enjoy biking, refinishing throw away furniture, and my newfound hobby of growing pineapples. My relationship from six years of age with my Lord Jesus Christ has taken me through many opportunities and challenges and has allowed me the experience to understand the heart of the hurting and broken.