Carol represents Kansas on the board of National Right to Life. As a volunteer for KFL, she is a speaker for events and has worked on marketing and communication. She has also been very involved in KFL’s Political Action Committee, researching candidates for endorsement purposes and helping pro-life candidates get elected.
Since 2011, Dengel has been a managing partner of Sunflower Farms, a family owned business. She previously worked in marketing and advertising for Sprint and several advertising agencies, including Bernstein Rein and Barkley. She has a B.S. in Communication with an emphasis in public relations from Fort Hays State University, and a M.S. in Journalism with an advertising emphasis from KU.
Outside of KFL, Dengel has volunteered for her church, establishing a singing program for young children and serving on the stewardship committee and as a sacristan and Eucharistic minister. She served on the advisory board at her children’s school and in a significant development role: creating a summer school program in which teachers made $50/hour teaching, creating a hot lunch program and leading the completion of the school/church kitchen.
Dengel is a passionate pro-life advocate. “After answering the question my young children posed to me about what abortion is, I decided I could no longer sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Then, after understanding what happens in a dismemberment abortion—when a living, preborn child is literally torn apart limb by limb in the womb and dies from bleeding to death—it became my life’s work.”