Tim is originally from Muncie, Indiana where he was part of the same UMC congregation for 25 years, and from where he graduated from Ball State University with a business degree. He later responded to the calling into ministry, serving in several para-church organizations including Youth For Christ as well as Sports World Ministries. He was ordained in the Church of God (Anderson) and served for 12 years on the pastoral team at a church in Indianapolis. He has one son who is studying Film & Media at Taylor University in Indiana.
Tim is the author of two books: the first being about grief, written following the ending of a 28-year marriage. He turned the pain into an opportunity to bless others who experience loss via death, divorce, or other griefs. His second book is a reflective project celebrating the joys of parenting a young child.
Tim and Sharon moved to the area in May, 2017 when Tim joined the team at Dexter UMC. They both enjoy camping, hiking and biking, boating and lake life: outdoor life in general. Sharon is a music performer/teacher of the Hammered Dulcimer and Mountain Dulcimer. She is a kindergarten teacher at Kidsland Montessori School.
At Dexter UMC, Tim has been building our Adult Discipleship ministry with focus on Home Groups, Bible Studies, and Sunday classes so that whether new or established in faith, all adults at church have opportunity to deepen their walk and “take their next step” with God and their relationships with others along the journey.