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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 available for individuals for spiritual inquiry and Christian growth. 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.
My site is heavy on content so I try to brighten up the pages. One example is the photo atop this page. I change it every few weeks. I'm not a skilled photographer, but when I see something that looks like I can crop it into this odd aspect ration I take out my smartphone and shoot the picture.
I took the current one while walking through Saratoga Village, a quaint corner of Silicon Valley. After spending a few weeks wearing a path up and down Big Basin Way, the village's main street, I ventured up the Fourth Street hill to see if there was a way to get through to Oak Street above. I knew cars could not get through, but I thought there might be a walking path. And I discovered a delightful couple flights of steps to the top. Once on Oak Street I turned around to look back down on the village and saw this scene. So I thought I'd share it with you.