About the Rector
The Reverend Tim Schenck (pronounced “skenk”) has been Rector of St. John’s since August, 2009. He came to St. John’s after serving as Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Briarcliff Manor, New York, from 2002 to 2009 and as the assistant priest at Old St. Paul’s Church in downtown Baltimore for two years.
Prior to attending Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where he served as student body president, Father Tim had a varied professional life. After graduating from Tufts University in 1991 he spent four years as a political campaign consultant, working across the country on the federal, state, and local levels. He also served as the Public Affairs Officer for an Army Reserve unit stationed in Baltimore after being trained as an Armor Officer and paratrooper.
Writing is one of Father Tim’s passions and gifts. An award-winning writer, he has published over 100 articles in a variety of religious and secular publications including Family Circle, Spirituality & Health, Episcopal Life, and The New York Times. For four years he chaired the editorial advisory board of The Episcopal New Yorker and has served on the Board of Governors of Episcopal Life.
Father Tim is the author of “What Size Are God’s Shoes: Kids, Chaos, and the Spiritual Life” (Morehouse 2008), a collection of 40 humorous and inspirational essays about finding God in domestic chaos. He currently writes a monthly column for The Hingham Journal and blogs regularly at Clergy Family Confidential. Immersed in online ministry, Father Tim has led workshops on social media in congregations. Feel free to friend him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. You can visit his website at www.frtim.com.
When not spending time on church business or family activities, you can usually find Father Tim running around Hingham. An avid long distance runner, Tim has completed four marathons.
Father Tim’s wife, Bryna Rogers, a former university fundraiser, currently works as a therapist for a mental health agency. The Schencks live in the St. John’s rectory with their two children, Benedict and Zachary, and the family dog Delilah.