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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.
I took the current photo on the road leading from the west end of our town's little village up the mountain to Skyline Drive. It takes about 15 minutes to drive to the top. From there you can enjoy the drive along the skyline with the Pacific Ocean to your west and the San Francisco Bay Area to your east. Or you can wind your way into the redwoods at at Big Basin State Park. Or you can wind your way back down the mountain to Santa Cruz and the Pacific Ocean. There's a faster way to get from one side of the mountains to the other, but sometimes it's worth taking the scenic route. I took the photo in the fall of 2013.