Greetings from Boston's South Shore and welcome to Clergy Confidential! I hope you'll find this blog a source of inspiration, laughter, and delight in the Lord.
I first started blogging in 2007 under the name Clergy Family Confidential. Really, the subhead said it all: "Finding God in Domestic Chaos." I changed the title to the more streamlined Clergy Confidential in May 2014 as a reflection of our evolving domestic stage of life -- two teenage boys.
I’m an Episcopal priest, a syndicated columnist with GateHouse Media, author, and rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts.
Ordained in 2000, I've also served parishes in Maryland and New York and am the creator of Lent Madness, a wildly popular online Lenten devotion.
I've written four books over the years, including the recently released Father Tim's Church Survival Guide (Morehouse 2015).
I never post sermons here, though if you're interested I house them at @FatherTim Sermon Vault. Mostly this is for my own cataloguing purposes (there are nearly 500 at this point) but you can still subscribe by e-mail.
I live in the St. John’s Rectory with my wife Bryna, our boys Benedict and Zachary, Delilah, our 11- year-old yellow lab/husky mix and, for some unknown reason (to me), Mimi the ferret.
When not tending to my parish, hanging out with my family, writing, running, building community on social media, or plucking away on my beloved 1986 Fender Stratocaster, I can usually be found drinking good coffee. Feel free to follow me on Twitter (@FatherTim) or friend me on Facebook.