Timothy Panula

Tim received a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN and his counseling degree from the University of Wisconsin, in Superior, WI. He is a charter member of The American Association of Christian Counselors. Before moving from Superior to Minnesota in 2017 he and his wife, Kathy, operated a part time private counseling practice in Superior which they called Bridgeport Counseling. He has over 20 years of counseling experience. Some of Tim’s other occupations during those years include Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor; Corrections Counselor for a work release facility in Duluth; and Rehabilitation Teacher for the Visually Impaired for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services from which he retired in 2012. Prior to his counseling education Tim was a pastor for six years (youth and music ministry and solo pastorate). In 1988 he became a chaplain with the Minnesota Army National Guard and 22 years later retired from the military. He spent nearly four of those years on active duty as a Family Life Chaplain (in Georgia and Kentucky) and as a Brigade Chaplain in Iraq. Several years before becoming an army chaplain Tim was a trumpet player with the army band at Ft. Lewis, WA. Kathy and Tim have been married for over 41 years and have three adult children.

Tim says – “I’ve experienced many things throughout my lifetime that have contributed to me having the kind of understanding and insight that is essential in giving counsel and guidance to couples who are struggling with their relationships and to individuals to whom I can lend an understanding ear. Of all the things that I have been involved in vocationally I feel the most rewarded personally as a counselor.”

A Bible verse that is very meaningful to Tim is –

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

Tim’s Personal Mission Statement

My desire is to provide Christ – centered soul care by coming along side individuals and couples to bring help and support; to encourage faith, hope and wellness physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Tim’s desire is to work with individuals (teens and older) and relationship counseling with couples.


  • Marital counseling, pre-marriage counseling
  • Grief, loss and broken relationships
  • Impulse control, addictions
  • Depression, anxiety and adjustment problems
  • Military re-deployment issues
  • Finding meaning and purpose in life
  • Challenges of parenting, including step-families
  • Pastors and other ministry leaders/couples