A Massachusetts native, Kelly Tolman moved to Florida after high school to pursue studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. During Kelly’s second year she became pregnant and struggled under the cultural pressure to abort. After three failed abortion appointments Kelly and her now husband, Fred, chose life for their son, Nicholas. The struggle Kelly experienced during her unplanned pregnancy was a catalyst for action. She never wanted another woman to feel alone and desperate during an unplanned pregnancy or to fall for the lies abortion promised. She started volunteering with Florida Right to Life and when the Army moved them to Fort Benning, Georgia, Kelly began volunteering with Chattahoochee Valley United for Life, serving as their President. In 2013, following a call by the Holy Spirit, Kelly embarked on the journey to start Seneca, Choices for Life located directly beside Columbus’s abortion facility. Seneca was designed to be the pregnancy resource center she needed so many years before. Kelly served as Seneca’s Executive Director until January 2017 when the Army moved Kelly, Fred and their four children to Massachusetts. Kelly is currently working as a Family Life Consultant with the Secretariat of Evangelization and Discipleship at the Archdiocese of Boston. She assists in running ten marriage preparation programs a year and serves as the Natural Family Planning Liaison for the Archdiocese. She holds a B.A. in Homeland Security and is currently pursuing a graduate degree at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Theology. Finally, Kelly is developing a new non-profit ministry called the Pelican Project that empowers and equips churches and communities to develop pro-life ministry that actively address the underlying causes of abortion.