​And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19.

 Hope for Single Moms was formed to assist single moms to    overcome these challenges, to reach their full potential          and to become financially self-sufficient.


  • Johnson Center for Philanthropy - non-profit classes 
  • Certified in Exchanged Life discipling - May, 2016. This training will help single moms leave their past behind and find their true identity and value in being a child of God.


  • Local PAC for RLM.
  • GRRTL Alternatives luncheonattendee
  • Life Center Development committee

All six of her adult children live out of state. She feels privileged to be able to travel extensively to see them because she still gets to be a mom, the best job anyone could have!


  • Life Achievement award from Right to Life of Michigan
  • Volunteer award from the Grand Rapids Ballet
  • Bernie Berg Memorial Celebration of Life award​ from Life Matters Worldwide


​B.S. degree in Zoology - the University of Michigan

D.D.S.  degree -  the University of Michigan Dental School.  

After working as a dentist and starting and building a practice with her husband, Dr. Ludwig retired from dentistry after having her fourth child and decided to home-school them.  


During that "retirement" period, Carla founded

  • The Focus on Life fundraising banquet for Grand Rapids Right to Life and
  • The Alternatives luncheonan opportunity for agencies that help women with unplanned pregnancies to network with each other.
  • Served as the President of GR-RTL for five years.

Carla's experience branched into the arts. 

  • Grand Rapid's Ballet Boutique- Chairman, Buyer and Volunteer coordinator for ten years.

          - expanded it's community outreach and

          - raised $50,000 per year for ten years.

  •  Development Committee for Master Arts Theater

In 2008, Carla returned to pro-life work

  • Baptists for Life, now Life Matters Worldwide- Board secretary six years.

          Instituted the name change to expand ministry outreach. 

  • Protestant coordinator for 40 Days for Life/Grand Rapids for five years. Increased the involvement of Protestant churches in the 40-day prayer vigil.  
  • LIFT Advisory Board for Life MattersA compassionate care ministry to help churches care for the elderly and those who are terminally and chronically ill.

Dr. Ludwig was going to focus her efforts in sharing the needs of caregivers of the chronically and terminal ill, until the challenges her daughter encountered as a single mom opened her eyes to the needs single moms have​. ​​She felt God's call to share His heart about the needs of single mom families.




WIFE TO JOHN                                              MOTHER OF 6                            GRANDMA TO 7                                   RETIRED DENTIST