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This site also offers a portal to some of my time. I'm available to serve Christian churches and non-profits through preaching, teaching and consulting. I also make time for individual's spiritual inquiry.
For more on this, follow the link to What Tim Offers.
In May 2010 I retired from 18 years as senior pastor of New Life Nazarene Church, Cupertino, CA. It is a church full of wonderful people. When I retired there were 3 different language congregations - English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. A Spanish language congregation joined in January 2013. Robin and I continue as members and regular attenders at New Life. If you are in the area and drop by, please look me up.
Prior to that I spent 22 years in engineering and business management, while actively involved in local churches wherever we lived: Ohio, New York, and (mostly) California. My secular career was in integrated circuit development at (mostly) National Semiconductor, and as Vice President of Operations through the startup years of Cadence Design Systems, an electronic design automation company.
As amazing as it seems, the same woman who married me in 1967 remains as my partner. Along the way we raised 2 kids and now enjoy 3 grandkids.
For more, go to Tim's Bio.
I try to brighten up the pages with some pictures. Every few weeks I change the one at the top of this Home Page. When I see something of local interest that looks like I can crop to fit this odd aspect ratio I take out my smartphone and shoot the picture.
A few months ago I was sitting in worship and I noticed a background photo behind a song that looked like it would fit in the top slot on this page. So I asked the gal running the projector who took it and it turns out she was the photographer. And Dorcas gave me permisison to use it... so here it is. Dorcas just graduated from high school and is heading off to college!