Tim Smith has been the Director of Student Ministry at Church of the Redeemer Anglican since January, 1st 2018. He has a long history in student ministry, both participating in it as a student and working in it occupationally. Having already been actively involved in a volunteer capacity, Tim began working as a Youth Pastor in 2010. Since then, he has had the opportunity to serve with multiple churches, implementing various models of student ministry in our diocese, working with middle school and high school students.
Tim grew up in the Tampa Bay area where his love of youth ministry began. Starting in middle school, he began attending multiple youth groups and joining mission trips, camps, and conferences. Tim moved to Tallahassee where he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Philosophy, and through distance learning, a two year certification in “Spiritual Formation and Congregational Development” from the Ambrose Institute at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Tim met the love of his life, Ana, in middle school, started dating her in high school, and married her early in college (December 2006). They have participated and served in student ministry together since high school and were actively involved as student leaders in InterVarsity Tallahassee. They are excitedly expecting their first child this December.
Currently, Tim and the Student Ministry Volunteer Team are working to organize the ministry so that every student who attends has the opportunity to receive individual coaching in the faith so that, in their early years of independence, they can learn to know Christ more deeply, learn how to grow healthy relationships in Christian community, and begin to live a life “on mission.”
Tim can be reached at email@example.com and (904)601-6776.