Meet Our Staff

Rick Wehmeueller
Executive Director of TKRL

Rick Wehmuller moved his family to Visalia in 1981 when the financial institution he was with at the time transferred him here. He has been in the banking industry since 1974. Ricks involvement with TKRL began when he was asked to serve on the Golf Committee for TKRL’s inaugural tournament over 20 years ago. Not long after that, he was asked to join get Board and has served TKRL since then, and as President of the Board for approximately ten years. Rick shares: “When you believe in the Sanctity of Human Life and that all lives matter, it’s difficult to sit on the sidelines knowing that since the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, our nation has stood by and watched as over 60 million babies have been aborted. We need to change people’s hearts and minds about all human life being precious and that it should be protected from conception to natural death. TKRL is dedicated to reviving a culture where all human life is valued and protected.”

Monique Tyler
Executive Assistant

Monique Tyler was born in Visalia California in 1980 to Christina Avila and Art Hernandez. She is the oldest of five siblings. She is married to John Tyler and has three children, Jaden, Jordan and Brennan. After working ten and a half years with the Tulare County Sheriff Department she was medically retired and began working in 2016 for Tulare-Kings Right to Life. On her down time she is attending school full time to further her career in the medical field. No matter where she is in life her heart is always with TKRL.

Maricela Lupercio
Latinos4Life Director

Maricela Lupercio is a Tulare County native and second youngest of five siblings. She grew up in the community of Cutler-Orosi where she still resides with her husband and 4 children. Mari has a love for cheeseburgers, reading and spending quality time with her family, preferably outdoors. Through her work with Latinos4Life over the past 15 years, her faith and trust in God has been stretched and strengthened and she is evermore passionate about defending the unborn and forming friendships with women and families.

Aracely Burgos
Voices for Life Director

Aracely is the daughter of Raul and Lupe Burgos, and is 1 of 5 siblings. Aracely was Born and raised in the Central Valley where she is involved with her parish youth ministry, teaches Catechism, and advocates for life via info booths and presentations. Through Voices for Life, Aracely has reached the youth of Tulare and Kings county, educating about the value of life at all stages. When she’s not behind a info booth or at her parish, Aracely is home with family chasing after her toddler brother, tending her animals, or watching re runs of her favorite show “Friends”.

Ann Marie Paden
Project Coordinator of Kings County

Ann Marie Paden is a proud wife and mother of 8 children, 2 in heaven. Ann Marie is post-abortive and healed by the grace of God; a pro-life speaker, writer, YouTuber and founder of The Visitation Ministry, which serves to facilitate women’s spiritual health. She is a Certified Fertility Care Practitioner at Kings County Fertility Care Center, and for 12 years has assisted women and client couples with infertility, miscarriage and hormonal issues. As a CFCP, she teaches women to understand the authentic language of their body and collaborates with NaPro doctors who specialize in women’s reproductive health. She served as a TKRL board member for 4 years prior to becoming the Program Coordinator for Kings County, has volunteered in various pro-life activities with TKRL, her Church and wherever God has called her to witness for life. She desires to serve the community and foster the Culture of Life.