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.