Retired Fire Chief/Paramedic with 33 years in Fire/EMS service. Worked as a Registered Nurse intermittently over 30 years, completing a master’s degree in 2014 to become a Nurse Practitioner. Broad experience in teaching, training, management and labor issues. Helped establish two local churches, serving as elder for 29 years.

Currently working in primary and urgent care, occasionally traveling with foreign medical missions. Served on 26 trips in the last 14 years to several countries responding to earthquakes, hurricanes, Ebola, war, cholera, and general medical relief.  Tim has served with Samaritan’s Purse DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team), World Medical Missions, HERO Rescue, Haiti Outreach Ministries, EFCA Reachglobal Disaster Assistance and on trips that he has personally coordinated.

I am the father of 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren, and a wife of 37 years. I consider it an honor to serve the neediest and suffering people of the world in place of pursing leisure and comfort as I transition out of career endeavors.

Presentation Title:  Developing Resilience for a Missions Calling – A Story of God’s Redeeming Grace

Medical care personnel are driven by a high level of compassion for those who suffer physically and emotionally.  The intensity of medical missions can strain compassion to a breaking point.  You will hear a story of how one caregiver found God’s grace to be the ultimate power for coping with pain and building deeper resilience for future serving.