Our Center’s greatest asset by far is our one-of-a-kind team of uniquely talented and caring people. Their work for the Center is so much more than a job—it’s a calling that they wholeheartedly embrace. Anyone can dispense information, but not everyone can show genuine compassion and respect to everyone who comes through our doors. Read below and discover what truly makes the LPC so special.

Andrea Leigh Capuyan, MA, CNAP

Andrea joined the Laurel Pregnancy Center team as the Executive Director in September 2007.

Andrea was drawn to the LPC because her own story and she cares deeply for women confronted with an unwanted pregnancy. She loves serving with the LPC team because they are willing to grapple with difficulty realities yet hold hope in all situations. The LPC team is an awesome testimony to the power and hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, reminding us that our story isn’t over and in situations of life and death, God resurrects and renews.

Also, Andrea serves on the board of the Center for Steward Leader Studies. She writes and presents on the topic of steward leadership. She is a contributing author for A Call to Action, A Companion Guide to the Steward Declaration, published in January 2023. She regularly writes about steward leadership topics for the Christian Leadership Alliance’s Higher Thinking blog.

Andrea is passionate about helping others experience abundance in the spaces where they lead. Andrea is available as a speaker, coach, or organizational consultant. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from York University. She is a Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader with Christian Leadership Alliance. 

Andrea loves to cook, travel, and sing. She says, “Music moves me, and I love singing in a roomful of women in harmony.” She is always ready for deep conversation over a warm cup of coffee.

Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Cheryl Dudek, MACMPC

Cheryl Dudek has been a part of the Laurel Pregnancy Center for over twenty five years in several capacities including volunteer advocate, teacher, trainer, after abortion facilitator, and for thirteen years as the Director of Programs. Cheryl currently serves as Director of Center Operations and oversees the daily procedures of the center and personnel.

Cheryl holds a MA in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, specializing in sexual trauma, grief, depression and anxiety disorders and has a private counseling ministry. Cheryl’s own story gives her the backdrop for a trauma informed approach to ministry.

Cheryl co-leads an abortion recovery leadership network (ARLN) that spans the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas. She doesn’t just feel passionate about her work with women and men in an unplanned pregnancy, this passion provokes action. After joining the Body of Christ in 1985 she has found what ignites her heart, the privilege to share Jesus Christ’s love and healing power as well as witnessing captives freed from bondage (body, mind and soul).

Cheryl lives in Laurel, Maryland with Paul, her husband of 31 years. They have 4 grown children and one daughter in law.

Cheryl Dudek