Our Team

Our team is made up of passionate individuals working across disciplines to build a strong culture of life in our state.


Dan Miller
State Director

262-796-1111 ext. 11 | dan.m@prolifewi.org

Dan Miller has logged more than 5,000 hours sidewalk counseling at abortion facilities. He personally witnessed more than 600 babies saved from abortion – one of those babies is his godson, Joseph. A fourth-degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, he is the state coordinator for the Knights' State Council Culture of Life Committee. Dan's story is highlighted in chapter 34 of the 40 Days for Life's book, "Discover What God Has Done." Dan and his wife, Janine, live in Milwaukee.

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Matt Sande
Legislative Director/Deputy State Director

262-796-1111 ext. 13 | matt.s@prolifewi.org

Matt joined Pro-Life Wisconsin as the organization's Director of Legislative Affairs in 2003. Public policy and politics are his passion. A 1991 political science graduate from the University of Notre Dame and a former legislative aide in both the Wisconsin State Assembly and State Senate, Matt has directly participated in the political process for over fifteen years. He effectively educates grassroots pro-lifers on how to influence their state legislators and is frequently quoted in the media on issues such as the morning-after pill, personhood, conscience rights, reproductive technology, embryo-destructive research, and end of life issues.

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Matt Von Rueden
Development Director

262-796-1111 ext. 15 | matt.v@prolifewi.org

Matthew Von Rueden is the Development Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin. He has a BA in Theological Studies from Saint Louis University and a Masters in Theological Studies from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Matthew has been involved in the pro-life movement all his life, but became particularly active in college where he served as the president of Students for Life at Saint Louis University.


Communications Director

262-796-1111 ext. 12 | anna.d@prolifewi.org

Anna graduated in May 2018 from Marquette University with a dual degree in Public Relations and Communications. She has had a passion for the pro-life movement her whole life - participating in Love Life, 40 Days for Life, Respect Life ministries, and sidewalk counseling. Most recently Anna served as President of Marquette for Life where she worked closely with Pro-Life Wisconsin. 

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Jim Matthias
Operations Manager

262.796.1111 ext. 10 | office@prolifewi.org

Jim is a father of three boys and now a grandfather. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Communications and was elected to the National Jesuit Honor Society - Alpha Sigma Nu. Jim brings a rich diversity of experience ranging from Sales Director for a printing company to Operations Manager for an inner-city non-profit company to a basketball coach for 35 years at St. Sebastian in Milwaukee. He and his wife, Rhonda, live in Milwaukee. Jim was ordained a deacon of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in September of 2018.

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Therese Aukofer
Program Director

262-796-1111 ext. 14 | therese.a@prolifewi.org

Raised as a 100% pro-life Catholic, Therese is from a family of ten. She has lived throughout the United States and traveled overseas in her career. She holds a bachelors degree and two masters degrees and has worked in public and private sectors for over a dozen years. Therese's professional experience includes program management, advancement, and teaching. As Program Director, Therese, is intent on restoring all things in Christ, especially a Love for Life throughout Wisconsin. She and her husband Patrick, reside in Milwaukee.