Pastor Tim (PT) joins the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church as Senior Pastor most recently hailing from Chicago, IL. His Bachelors Degree in Theology is from Valparaiso University, as is his Masters in Education. He taught 7th and 8th grades in Chicago for a few years before answering the call to seminary, graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with an M.Div. He writes regularly for The Lutheran magazine, crafts commentary and worship ideas for Augsburg Fortress through Sundays and Seasons, and has been a guest blogger on a number of sites. His particular theological interests lies at the intersection of faith and doubt, and he keeps a blog of running thoughts at reluctantxtian.wordpress.com.
PT is a huge Green Bay Packer fan, holding out hope against hope that his contract with them will be picked up before he retires. He enjoys good coffee, craft beer (which he has been known to brew), and writing (and passionately defends use of the Oxford comma). He imagines a world where all people live in God’s peace, and works towards that end in acts of love and justice. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Rhonda and two sons, Findley and Alistair. He has occasionally written longer bios, but can’t remember when, and he looks forward to sitting down with you over coffee and beer to talk about your hopes, dreams, and about God’s work in your life.