Growing up in Oregon, Tim went on to earn a BS in Agriculture from Oregon State University in 1983. After graduating, he worked in Seattle, Washington for several years. Later, sensing God's redirection, Tim moved to Michigan to study the Bible. At the same time, volunteer work for World Vision radically changed Tim's life trajectory giving him a passion for people of the world. Soon Tim found himself completing his Masters in Intercultural Studies from South Carolina where he would later meet his wife Judy. In 1999, Tim and Judy put their masters degrees into practice by relocating to a restricted access country in Asia where they did discipleship training, English teaching, and taught marriage enrichment classes. Tim began with PRISM in September of 2020. Tim enjoys meeting international students & scholars, learning new cultures, and enjoys speaking Mandarin. His areas of passion include leading Discovery Bible Studies as well teaching principles on relationship & family development. Tim enjoys most racquet sports (growing up on ping pong), delights in the outdoors, loves Asian food (but needs his hamburgers), and enjoys watching movies with his 2 daughters and wife Judy.