The St. John Paul II Life Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a three-fold mission:
- Provide OB-GYN care in line with Catholic teachings and open to all faiths
- Operate a pregnancy resource center
- Offer Education
Thankfully, there are many crisis pregnancy centers in Central Texas. There are four NaProTECHNOLOGY clinics in the state of Texas. But St. John Paul II Life Center is the only center we know of in the nation that addresses all three critical areas under one roof.
Kim comes to St. John Paul II Life Center with twenty years of award-winning healthcare, corporate and academic experience. Her passion for protecting women and babies from abortion extends to graduate school where she researched press coverage of abortion. She’s taken hotline calls for women facing unexpected pregnancies and has spoken at the Texas Rally for Life and Governor Rick Perry’s press conference endorsing the “Choose Life” license plates. As a former adjunct college professor, Kim appreciates St. JPII Life Center’s dedication to education. As a woman who struggled with infertility for 15 years, she knows the value of the Vitae Clinic’s cutting-edge NaProTECHNOLOGY. And, as an adoptive mother, she experiences the beauty of life and the heroism of birth parents through her son and his birth mom.
Sandra is from Mexico City where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Languages. She came to the United States to participate in the Walt Disney College program and met her husband of 28 years while working at the EPCOT Center. She worked for a number of different companies, and always made sure that her schedule would allow her to take care of her family’s needs. When her youngest of three sons moved to junior high, Sandra decided to come to St. John Paul II Life Center. Her joyful demeanor and ability to speak fluently in several different languages helps her connect with women from all walks of life. Sandra manages all crisis pregnancy volunteers and programs including client advocates, spiritual companions, pregnancy classes, and “Gianna’s Closet,” which provides material support to clients.
Natalie is a Graduate of Texas State University with a degree in Mass Communication-Public Relations and minor in Family Child Development. She is very passionate about her Catholic faith and it was her desires to work for a place where she could promote Christ’s mission. In college Natalie was the Vice President of the Pro-life organization on campus and went with them to tour the St. John Paul Life Center. Her heart was moved by the work the center did and she decided this is where she wanted to do her internship. She because an intern for the Marketing Director her senior year and her love for the mission grew. She now serves our centers greatest servants, our donors and volunteers.
Kristen was raised in Aggieland and after spending time in Dallas and Houston, moved to Austin in 2007. She has 13 years experience with accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, and personal taxes. She worked in Public Accounting for 10 years before venturing out on her own to work with small business owners. She is passionate about the mission of the St. JPII Life Center, and taught budgeting & tax classes for the center for almost 2 years before joining the staff! She believes there is no greater joy than helping someone become empowered and unafraid of something that was once intimidating (both in accounting, and in life!). She prides herself on being an approachable, knowledgeable advisor, and loves sharing her skills and knowledge with others.
Since moving to Austin in 2008, Debbie has managed fundraising events for several Pro-Life organizations. In addition, she worked for nine years at one of Houston’s largest Pregnancy Resource Centers where she counseled women and handled the center’s fundraising and event planning needs. “I know that God has called me to this ministry to use my gifts to give women help and hope. I feel privileged to work alongside each person at St. JPII Life Center as we fight for Life!”