Board Members Judy & Dick Ames, Jerry & Teresa Bowerman, Tim & Pat Von Dohlen, Paul & DeeDee Stone
Tim and Pat Von Dohlen
Pat and Tim Von Dohlen decided when they married, after each had experienced tragedy in the loss of spouses, that whatever they did in the future they would do together. Pat and Tim have worked side by side from concept to formation and implementation of St. John Paul II Life Center and Vitae Clinic. While a member of the Texas House of Representatives Tim started his active defense of life for the unborn and respect for the dignity of women just after the terrible Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Pat and Tim attend and speak at conferences around the United States on how to develop a “prototype for life” to replicate Pro-Life centers across the United States that promote the wonder and beauty of life and treat women’s fertility as a blessing and not a preventable disease. Pat and Tim are active members of St.John Neumann Catholic Church in Austin. Tim, an attorney and pharmacist, is a former State Deputy of the Knights of Columbus. Pat is a former elementary school teacher.
Judy and Richard Ames
Dick and Judy Ames have been married for 31 years. They have 4 children, and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Dick is a financial consultant with Camino Real Financial Services and Judy is registered nurse who also enjoyed a career in the medical device industry. They share a passion for life and have been involved as Culture of Life committee members wherever they have lived. They also share a love of children and have been foster parents to 75+ infants over the past 23 years.
As a 4th Degree Knight, Dick has served many positions, including Advocate, the Knight Pro-Life liaison and Lecturer. He is a Lector and Sacristan at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, where he has also served as Spiritual Director for CRHP Team 26, and core Team Leader for Life Teen.
Judy has served on several non-profit boards including “Angel’s Way Maternity Home” in California and “My Healing Place” in Austin where she served as Board president for six years. She is a sidewalk counselor and volunteers as a client advocate at the St. JPII Life Center. She serves as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Life Teen Core member, and Confirmation sponsor at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
Dick and Judy are the co-founders of the St. John Paul II Life Center leadership program,
The Circle of Life, are members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and are Charter members of Legatus Austin.
Teresa and Jerry Bowerman
Jerry and Teresa Bowerman have been married over 20 years and have two teenage boys. They love to travel and have visited all 50 states as a family.
Teresa has a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and teaches English at West Ridge Middle School. She is passionate about brain-based instruction and writer’s workshop. She has worked with young people in teaching Edge, Life Teen and Young Life.
A habitual entrepreneur, Jerry has founded seven companies interwoven in a long career of gaming and technology. Jerry has been very active in Boy Scouts of America, including Cubmaster of Pack 990 at St. John Neumann, Scoutmaster of Troop 30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, and on the Bee Cave District Committee. He has served on the board of directors of Paradisus Dei, producers of That Man is You, for several years.
Jerry and Teresa are parishioners of St. John Neumann and are members of the Austin Legatus Chaper.