Building for Life (Morning Air)

In an uplifting episode of Morning Air, John Morales brings to light the extraordinary work of Tim and Pat Von Dohlen, the visionary founders behind the John Paul II (JPII) Life Center in Austin, Texas. This power couple shares their journey and the incredible expansion that’s set to redefine care for pregnant women in need.

From Fear to Family: A Testimony of Transformation

Imagine being enveloped in fear and uncertainty at the news of pregnancy, only to find a sanctuary of support and love. A young mom’s testimony captures this transformation, crediting the JPII Life Center for turning her life around. From providing essentials like diapers and clothes to extending a caring community long after birth, the center stands as a testament to unconditional love and support.

A New Era Dawns with the “Building for Life” 🌟

The Von Dohlen’s share their excitement over the new “Building for Life,” aimed at enhancing their mission. Offering more than just support, the center is dedicated to empowering women through education, compassionate care, and a deep respect for the dignity of motherhood. Their unique approach includes full-time OBGYNs and a comprehensive range of services that protect life in all its stages.

Educating for a Brighter Tomorrow 📚

Pat highlights the center’s dedication to education, from promoting natural family planning to integrating a holistic curriculum in schools.

The “Building for Life” marks a significant step forward, enabling the center to accommodate more women and offer specialized care. Strategically located in Austin’s medical district, it ensures accessibility and comprehensive support, from medical care to mental health services. This expansion not only caters to immediate needs but also builds a foundation for long-term empowerment and self-confidence.

Heartfelt Stories of Hope and Healing ❤️

Amidst their many success stories, one poignant narrative stands out—a woman, once determined to get an abortion, finds hope and chooses life for her baby in need of medical attention. This powerful moment encapsulates the center’s mission: to nurture life, offer hope, and celebrate the irreplaceable value of every person.

A Call to Action: Join the Mission! 📣

Looking to the future, Tim and Pat invite you to join their cause, whether by starting your own center or by supporting the JPII Life Center’s expanding vision. Their website serves as a gateway to learn more, contribute, or become part of this life-affirming mission.

Join the Movement, Celebrate Life!

JPII Life Center and discover how you can make a difference in the lives of many, championing a culture of life and love that knows no bounds.

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.