Tim is a native of Henderson County. In 1991 he married Kerry, the love of his life since high school. They raised their two children in Hendersonville. Tim was ordained in the Episcopal Church in 2010 and has served on the clergy team at St. James since 2010. As a vocational deacon, his ministry in the world has focused on feeding the hungry and providing shelter to the unhoused in our region. Since 2001 he has been the Chief Operations Officer for the Hendersonville Rescue Mission where he oversees the daily operations of a 77 bed homeless shelter for men, women and children as well as a free daily feeding program for the public, a drop in day center, a community medical clinic and transitional houses for women and children. Tim serves on many local advisory boards and task forces related to public transportation, affordable housing and other issues that impact the wellbeing of the local community.
Tim is a lover of words and colors. He is an avid hiker, storyteller, poet and artist. His nature photographs and paintings have been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions and public installations in places of healing. He has had two books of poetry published, including a book of blessings for everyday situations in life. Tim passionately believes that creating is part of the essential work of the soul and that art has the power to heal and change the world. Tim often leads tours and facilitates group conversations about the history, symbolism and theology of the stained glass windows at St. James.