Marcella Tyler Ketelhut graduated from U.C.L.A. in 1982 with a degree in Political Science/International Relations. She received her law degree from the Columbus School of Law, at the Catholic University of America, also graduating in the inaugural class of the Institute for Communications Law in 1985.
Mrs. Ketelhut worked for a number of years doing civil litigation, specializing in employment and labor law, including as in-house counsel for Blue Cross of California.
Mrs. Ketelhut left the practice of law to serve as the Executive Director for Rock for Life Ventura County, a non-profit focused on the educating and empowering young people for the pro-life cause through conferences, concerts and speaking engagements. Rock for Life had the distinction of being the most active RFL chapter nationally; spreading to the Pepperdine campus to encompass all of Los Angeles.
Recently, Mrs. Ketelhut has taken on the role as Executive Director for Stand True West Coast, affiliated with Stand True, the youth arm of Priests for Life and Gospel of Life. Stand True West Coast will continue the tradition in Southern California of engaging youth with education and awareness through similar events as RFL.
Mrs. Ketelhut is also the co-owner of Los Robles Hills Winery, an organic winery in the Los Angeles area.
Marcella is married to Jeffrey, a Director at Amgen, and has one daughter, Sarah, a junior at Pepperdine.