About JPII

informing minds. transforming hearts. saving lives.

A life-saving Mission

The St. JPII Life Center was started in 2010 by Tim and Pat Von Dohlen and Chris and Sheri Danze. Inspired by the life and works of Pope John Paul II and the desire to help women facing unplanned pregnancies, they came together to promote the dignity of life and importance of family in the healthcare and education industries.  

The center is a faith based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is committed to saving babies and mothers from abortion through free pregnancy help services, holistic OB-GYN care, and education programs.

Many mothers who seek out abortions do so because they feel they have no other choice. That’s why the St. JPII Life Center works with Vitae Clinic (private OB-GYN clinic), under one roof. Together we support, empower, and educate women on their choices to make the best decision. In a loving and confidential environment, the JPII Life Center provides free pregnancy services while Vitae Clinic provides reproductive medical care and fertility consulting services. Our pro-life physicians and staff are committed to providing comprehensive care and protecting the unborn.   

JPII Life Center Leadership

Executive Board

Tim Von Dohlen


Patricia Von Dohlen

Vice President

Richard Ames

Vice President

Judy Ames


JPII Board

Robert & Claudia Hutton

Linda Ruf

Bill & Kim Moore

Jay & Kelley Lamy

Vitae Board

Dr. Lisa Ellis

Dr. Roger Harden

Dr. Jeremy Kalamarides

Dr. Rebekah Sperling

Dr. Kimberley Warfield

Dr. Blake Weidaw

leadership advisory Board

David Bereit

40 Days for Life

Tim Busch

Napa Institute

Shawn Carney

CEO, 40 Days for Life

Dede Chism

Bella Health + Wellness

Majorie Dannenfeiser

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America

Chuck Donovan

Charlotte Lozier Institute

Heather Gardner

Central Texas Coalition for Life

Marissa Guarino

Diocese Healthcare Managemen

Gary Ingold

Community Pregnancy Clinics

Abby Johnson

And Then There Were None

Joseph Meaney, PhD

National Catholic Bioethics Center

Joe Pojman, PhD

Texas Alliance for Life

Kevin Roberts

Heritage Foundation

Jonathan Saenz

Texas Values

Greg Sindelar

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Kevin Stuart, PhD

Stumberg Hall

healthcare advisory Board

Stephen Billy

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America

John F. Brehany, PhD

National Catholic Bioethics Center

Louis Brown

Christ Medicus Foundation

Dr. John Bruchaiski, M.D.

Tepeyac Family Center

Derry Connolly, PhD

John Paul II the Great University

Dr. Robin Goldsmith, M.D.

St. Giana Clinic

Michael Guarino

IPA Practice Management

Dr. Donna Harrison, M.D.


Stephen Henley


Dr. Stephen Hilgers, M.D.

Saint John Paul the Great Society of Procreative Surgeons

Sue Liebel

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America

John Meyer

Napa Institute

Dr. Steven White, M.D.


Our Team

Linda Ruf

Linda Ruf

Chief Executive Officer

Sandra Rodriguez

Sandra Rodriguez

Director of Client Services

Abigail Borah

Abigail Borah

Senior Director of Advancement

Atlanta Beal

Atlanta Beal

Advancement Associate

Elyssa Blanco

Elyssa Blanco

Director of Marketing

Cassie Guardiola

Cassie Guardiola

Marketing Specialist

Financial Reports

2021 Report

2020 Report

2019 Report

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