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:

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

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Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

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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...

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Coronavirus – Be Not Afraid - With God...

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

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The Magic Of Christmas

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