Tim Von Dohlen


If you’ve met Tim, you know that his life was shaped by good values that were imparted to him by his parents and he has endeavored to pass those same values on to his children and grandchildren. Tim was reared in historic Goliad, Texas. His interest in community and public service started while in school and continued in the Legislature.

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Family is extremely important in Tim’s life. Tim and his wife, Pat, have three grown sons and a daughter who are married, and they have sixteen grandchildren. The foundational basis of their life is their Christian faith, as they are active members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin where Tim is a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. Pat and Tim are members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. They are recipients of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers Good Samaritan Medal. Pat and Tim are also members of Legatus where Tim served as Chapter President in Austin. They are the co-founders of the St. John Paul II Life Center and received the Relevant Radio Christ Brings Hope Award for the St John Paul II Life Center in March 2017.

Tim has spent his lifetime getting to know and making friends across the great State of Texas. These relationships have been built through Tim’s professional activities as an attorney, pharmacist, nursing home operator and political office holder, and through his statewide leadership as the State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus and service on its International Board of Directors.

Tim was an active student leader in high school and at the University of Texas, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy and Juris Doctor Degree. With time, Tim was able to use vision, imagination and persistence to maintain a balance in his business, family and professional relationships while achieving his business objectives.

Over the last two decades, he played an integral part in building a successful business with operating ownership in fifteen senior care facilities of which thirteen were sold in 2016. His current business areas of concentration involve the healthcare field, particularly nursing homes, pharmacy, and real estate investments.

Tim has been very involved in causes which he champions. He served as President of the Rotary Club of Austin where his motto was what Pat and he have learned in their life experiences that “The Journey is Everything”.

Tim is always looking for ways to make a positive difference. Pat and Tim enjoy working together and have started making involvement decisions based on whether both have a passion for the activity, such as their shared involvement in organizing the St. John Paul II Life Center which saves babies' lives and recognizes the dignity of every human life.

Tim offered pro-life legislation to limit the adverse impacts of the dreaded Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, debating the attorney who won the Roe decision, and worked at the grassroots level with Voices for Life. With years of commitment to the pro-life cause, Tim, and his wife Pat, started a journey to found a women’s medical clinic and sonogram center. This ultimately became the St. John Paul II Life Center and Vitae Clinic in Austin, Texas, which offers medical services through full-time OB/GYN physicians to women of all faiths using Natural Procreative Technology (NaPro), and a state-of-the art 3D/4D sonogram center for patients and women seeking pregnancy help, all in the same office space but with separate entrances and all in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services.

Tim strives to never waiver from the Catholic faith and its principles.

"Our foundational Judeo-Christian values are under attack, but are more important than ever. The future of America rests on maintaining those values and strictly interpreting our Constitution. There are movements attempting to destroy the American way of life. We must be vigilant to protect and preserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for future generations."

Tim may be reached at tvondohlen@catholicbusinessjournal.biz




Articles:

Finding Hope In The Midst Of Brokenness

August 31, 2022

Pat and I attended the Napa Institute Summer Conference in Napa Valley, California, held at the exquisite Meritage Hotel, then went to Carmel, one of our absolute favorite places. More on Napa later, but first to share something that happened...

"roe" Is Gone: Door Wide Open For Women...

July 21, 2022

There’s something of long-lasting, radically impactful importance resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision that’s not being talked about. That “something” is the now-open potential for genuine respect for women and for providing true and natural healthcare for...

When Will The Supreme Court Act On The...

June 2, 2022

The much-awaited decision of the U.S. Supreme Court case of Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of Mississippi Department of Health, et al., Petitioners v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al. Respondents, herein Dobbs, is expected to be issued in...

How Knowing History Opens Our Eyes And Hearts

June 2, 2022

A recent trip opened my eyes and greatly deepened my understanding about the foremost issues in our culture and society today. Let me explain... The Indispensable Role of Women In Today’s Society I have always been a strong believer in...

Victimhood Is Not A Virtue: Defending True Womanhood,...

April 5, 2022

A quarter of 2022 has passed, and time is racing on. We are in Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter remind us of the 40 days that Jesus fasted in the desert before He came to Jerusalem to...

Can A Warning From The Past Give Us...

January 25, 2022

So much has happened over the last 30 days and we have so many blessings for which to be grateful. Even so, inner anxiety and pressure to get things done can trigger unfortunate conflicts even among those we love the...

Preparation, Listening, Jesus Coming And Salvation

December 14, 2021

It is here again in the midst of a pandemic, the treatment of which is robbing many people of enjoyment and peace in their lives. But because of Jesus there is HOPE and we must remember that “Jesus Is The...

Saving More Babies' Lives—a Remarkable New Opportunity: This...

November 18, 2021

CBJ editor note:  At Catholic Business Journal we are committed to showcasing Catholic business men and women who vibrantly live their Catholic faith in business, at work, in their family and in their daily lives.  We are so proud to...

Finding An American Dream

October 6, 2021

The last eight weeks have been amazingly unconventional! Nothing since March 2020 has been conventional. Covid-19 has turned everything upside down and made it topsy turvy. An amazingly unconventional time! From the ways we have operated—and had to pivot and...

Forward Movement And Inspiration From The Holy Spirit

August 18, 2021

I am so thankful that the Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to approve drafting a paper for consideration at their November 2021, in person, United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) meeting. The damage to the Catholic Church laity caused by...

A Plea To Catholic Bishops At The Crossroads

June 2, 2021

I am like so many lay Catholics, regular parishioners in pews and parishes throughout the United States, who respectfully yearn to hear the voice of our bishops amid today's various shades of increasing social upheaval and confusion—a voice anchored profoundly...

We Christians Face A Difficult Road Ahead

April 24, 2021

If someone were to tell you there is a new religion sweeping across America and the west, would you be surprised? What if that person could show you this has been in discussion since the early 20th century, would that...

Vatican Clarity, Bishops Consideration, God In Our Lives,...

March 23, 2021

Being in the second tier of qualification (over age 60) to get the Covid vaccine, Pat and I got our second Moderna shot just a few days before the snowstorm hit Texas.  As with many others, we both had a...

Overcome Fear, Live With Hope, Love, And Faith...

February 4, 2021

I have not written my monthly Catholic Business Journal article since December 2020. It has taken some time for me to understand my difficulty to complete this article. For me, it was not because of Covid-19, which has had a...

A Time For Hope, Belief In America’s Greatness...

December 9, 2020

It is the time of Advent and the Gospel of Mark tells us to “Be watchful! Be alert!” This is an admonition of HOPE. Hope is defined in Wikipedia as an optimistic state of mind that is based on an...

We Are Safer With Trump As President, Here's...

October 12, 2020

QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS With the rioting and destruction of buildings, businesses, homes, and efforts to eliminate the police, does your family and you have the necessary safety you deserve? Is allegiance to our country and our flag respected today?...

Community Unity, Ending Racism And Discrimination, Casting Your...

September 22, 2020

Pat and I have recently returned from a trip to Big Sky, Montana, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks where we took our two recent high school graduate grandchildren – Logan Elisabeth Denmon and Wilson Luke Von Dohlen. This is...

Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

July 14, 2020

There’s nothing like sitting outside on the 4th of July, the birthday of the United States, listening to great patriotic music and hearing a new Lee Greenwood song. Yes, I missed watching the traditional parade due to Covid-19 concerns, but...

Words Really Do Make A Difference Same Words...

June 8, 2020

This is the fourth month of our lives being impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. We have gone from total uncertainty of the length and strength of the virus, to having some knowledge without definite assurance of the accuracy of the...

We Trust

April 29, 2020

Even though I am following those tips I had for you last month about vision and wisely using our time during our shelter in place situation, I still sought inspiration to get me started for this month’s article. I never...

Coronavirus – Be Not Afraid - With God...

March 31, 2020

I could never have fathomed all the things that have happened in our country during March 2020. I must admit that particularly over the last two weeks, I have been in somewhat of a “funk” because of the Coronavirus pandemic...

My Opinion – Your Vote – America’s Future...

February 23, 2020

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in a big year for Texas and national politics – it’s election season. Here are some questions to ponder:   How can I best know for whom to vote?  As a Catholic, are...

Looking Ahead – Be Positive, Take Risks, Take...

January 26, 2020

I still believe in New Year’s Resolutions. There are those who say don’t worry about New Year’s Resolutions because you don’t keep them anyway. My view is (1) even if you do not keep them they have caused you to...

The Magic Of Christmas

December 16, 2019

Christmas is my favorite holiday and season of the year. Music adds so much to the magic of Christmas. We know that the first Christmas was the miracle of Christ’s birth to the Virgin Mary for the salvation of souls...

How A Vision Can Become A Reality

November 14, 2019

In my last article we looked at forming and accomplishing your vision, more on that later, and not worrying about being a people-pleaser. This month we look at someone whose actions demonstrate she cares more about the truth and doing...

Reject People-pleasing, Follow These Stages To Achieve Your...

October 31, 2019

It is time for us to look at some of the things influencing good, God-fearing people in the United States and to identify what is holding them back from taking action to accomplish an objective or preventing them from being...

Countries Visited Want No More Communism Or Socialism

September 3, 2019

Have you ever been to a country that was under control of the Nazis and then Communism? Do you know what those people experienced and how they did not have any of the basic freedoms that Americans take for granted?...

Easter, The Cross, The Church And Actual Facts

May 21, 2019

It has been a wonderful Easter season. In the process of reading the Bible and attending Holy Week and Easter services I also learned in reading from Bob Gass and the Word For Today about noticing that the “cross” has...

Lent, Easter And Changing Hearts

April 4, 2019

Going through Lent, we have been reading 40 Days, 40 Ways A New Look at Lent by Marcellino D’Ambrosio (Dr. Italy). A paragraph in Day 20 particularly caught my attention: “Modern media invades every nook and cranny of our lives....

National Legatus Summit: Learn, Get Direction, Stand Firm

February 27, 2019

Pat and I recently returned from the annual Legatus Summit in Dana Point, California. For those not familiar with Legatus it is an organization of leading Catholic business men and women from across America who are Ambassadors for Jesus Christ....

New Beginnings, Becoming An Epiphany, And Fun With...

January 15, 2019

Here’s hoping your Christmas and start of the New Year has been wonderful with you surrounded by family and friends. Last year, I offered you some 17 recommendations for success in personal and business activities. This year I want to...

Legacy, Advancement, Knowledge And Prayer

December 13, 2018

It was heartwarming seeing people across America saying prayers, paying respects and giving tributes during the service at the National Cathedral to the character, friendliness and love of family of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States....

Summer Sharing, Amazing Future And Proven Predictions

October 3, 2018

It appears the long hot, really hot, Texas summer is over. Can’t believe we have had nearly two weeks of near continuous rain. Pat and I have done our best to establish a few traditions during our 12 years of...

Witnessing To The Beauty Of Catholic History

August 3, 2018

Continuing to share the pearls of wisdom from the Pilgrimage In The Footsteps of St. Dominic, as Catholic business men and women each of us has an obligation to witness (experience, reflect and share) to others about our Catholic faith....

Can Propaganda Be Overcome – Will Propaganda Rule...

March 14, 2018

Award-winning journalist Sue Ellen Browder opened her presentation at this year’s Legatus Summit by saying, “If you don’t tell your story—no one else will.”  Her topic, “How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement,” was both eye-opening and...

The Right Work Ethic

February 23, 2018

January 25-27, 2018, found Pat and me in Orlando, Florida for the annual Legatus Summit of Catholic leaders. The other Austin Chapter members present were Richard Benkendorf who has succeeded me as Chapter President, Lisa and Ken Ellis, Kim and...

Remembering An Exemplary Catholic Business Leader As Battle...

August 1, 2017

We returned on July 29 from the funeral of an exemplary Catholic businessman – Emil Ogden of College Station, Texas.  It was not just his hard-earned financial success in the always turbulent oil and gas industry or his lifelong quest...

Travel With Grandsons, Good Pro-lfe Progress And Alert...

June 26, 2017

Pat and I have just returned from a week-long trip with two high school graduate grandsons – Trey and Patrick Von Dohlen.  Both graduated with academic recognition.  We went to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  It was very unusual...

Travels, Easter And Family Activities

May 22, 2017

It was a great Lenten season.  Aided by the suggestions in the book 40 Days, 40 Ways by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Pat and I selected the ways we were going to participate daily and throughout Lent.  What was unusual was that...

Easter, Jesus, And A Holy Year In Rome

April 26, 2016

We experienced a wonderful Easter getting to have all the Von Dohlen clan together on Easter Saturday as Pat fed all 21.  The grandchildrens’ excitement was elevated by getting to enjoy a candy packed piñata finally opened by several of...

Crucifixion, The Cross, Faith And American Culture

April 21, 2015

Happy Easter!  This was the best Lent I have ever had.  Clearly, it was because of the book by Marcellino D’Ambrosio (Dr. Italy) 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent.  You will do yourself a spiritual favor if...

Two Popes As Saints, Two Popes Present

May 16, 2014

My wife, Pat, and I were recently in Rome to attend the Canonizations of Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII. This trip was also a Pilgrimage to expand and enrich our Catholic faith by visiting historical sites and...

God Bless Saints John Paul Ii And John...

April 28, 2014

Now they have been proclaimed official Saints forever; worthy Catholic role models to emmulate now and for all future generations. Please go to the Catholic Business Journal Special Report Photo Gallery to see a short video clip of the Canonization...

Time For A Closer Look

December 20, 2013

My wife Pat and I so enjoy the Christmas season.  Most of all we enjoy that from Thanksgiving to year end we can become more reflective.  Sure there is the hustle and bustle to get everything done before Christmas, but...