Tim worked as a team member of Common Cathedral, a homeless ministry serving the poor that met every Friday night in a city park for ten years. He currently attends St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado, where he serves on the vestry and teaches the middle school youth group. Before retiring, he was a teacher and mentor for 32 years in the Boulder Valley School District. He and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters, Rachel and Carly, who are both public school teachers. Tim is also an award winning author who has published fiction, poetry, articles, and essays in numerous publications.