Gloria Purvis is a graduate of Cornell University and she worked for nearly two decades in the mortgage industry before becoming a risk management director at a major financial services company. She served on the National Black Catholic Congress' Leadership Commission on Social Justice, and as an Advisory Board Member on the Maryland Catholic Conference's Respect for Life Department as well as the Archdiocese of Washington's Pastoral Council. She also taught Natural Family Planning and helped prepare engaged couples for marriage as a member of a Pre-Cana team in the Archdiocese of Washington. She has appeared on various media outlets including The Washington Post, PBS Newshour, Catholic Answers Live, and EWTN News Nightly.
She is a Board Member for the Northwest Pregnancy Center and Maternity Home in Washington, D.C. She is the creator and host of the EWTN series, Authentically Free at Last, that deals with the modern challenges to the expression and understanding of authentic human freedom. She serves on the Catholic Advisory Board for Ave Maria Mutual Funds and is a lay consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ religious liberty committee. She also hosts the morning drive time radio show, Morning Glory, on EWTN Global Catholic Radio. She is dedicated to promoting the sanctity of human life, marriage, and the dignity of human person.