Tim grew up as a pastor’s kid, living in small towns in North Dakota as the oldest of five siblings. He accepted Christ as his savior at an early age and then felt called to vocational ministry while in high school. He pursued his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of North Dakota, spent a year volunteering in an impoverished region of the Appalachian Mountains, and then moved to the Twin Cities to marry his wife Jess and earn his Master’s of Divinity degree at Bethel Seminary. While Tim has always loved reading the Bible, Bethel helped Tim pursue his interest in reading it in its original languages of Greek and Hebrew. Tim and Jess enjoy being active outdoors through running and biking, and they also enjoy fostering kittens to help them find a good home. Tim also enjoys playing video games, reading, playing Settlers of Catan, playing racquetball and Frisbee golf, and spending time with family and friends whenever possible. He is passionate about helping youth explore their faith and is honored to be on staff at T4C.