Christine de Marcellus de Vollmer is the founder and president of the Alliance for the Family. She is also the founder and president of the Latin American Alliance for the Family. Mrs Vollmer has been a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family for over 15 years and she is a founding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life. She has served as a member of the delegation of the Holy See to the United Nations from 1990-1995. As president of the World Organization for the Family and member of the World Congress of Families Planning Committees, Mrs. Vollmer has organized conferences on the family all over Europe and Latin America. In April 2010, Mrs. Vollmer was awarded with the Global Leadership Award, a recognition for her impact on the international pro-family movement and the unifying element between religious groups in the defense of the natural family. Since 1984, within the Alliance for the Family, a team headed by Christine Vollmer has developed a new pedagogy to effectively teach children and young people the necessary values, virtues and skills for successful married and family life. This ground-breaking new pedagogy, centered on the Alive to the World curriculum, is now international and welcomed by people of all faiths.