Tim Hodge has been named the Fellowship Coordinator for the Charis Fellowship (Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches).
In that role, he will provide leadership and administrative excellence to the Fellowship Office for the purpose of sustaining a culture of gospel movement through celebration, collaboration, catalyzation, and commemoration; will work with interdependent local churches, national ministries, and cooperating organizations that are passionate for biblical truth, biblical relationships, and biblical mission.
During a transition year, he will assume the role from Tom Avey, who has held the position for more than 20 years and retires at the end of national conference in 2021.
Born and raised “Down Under” in the city of Adelaide, South Australia, Tim trained and worked as a tradesman for General Motors for six years before pursuing ministry training in the US. Tim is a graduate of Grace College (’01) and Grace Theological Seminary (’03). He has been married to Heidi for 18 years and they have four children – Noah, 15; Luke, 13; Abigail, 9; and Benaiah, 6. For more than 16 years, Tim has faithfully served as pastor of Grace Family Church in New Holland, Pa., and in the lead role for 14 years. Having served as a leader in the Northern Atlantic District for 13 years, as well as being a member of the Inspire – Charis Pastors Network board of directors, Tim also recently served on the Fellowship Council helping lead and guide various initiatives including the Fellowship rebrand. Eight years ago, Tim initiated and helped establish a cohort team of what is now seven Charis churches in south-east Pennsylvania who intentionally collaborate on a weekly basis. More recently serving alongside Phil Sparling in the role of assistant executive director, Tim was also part of the team of three leaders tasked with planning and orchestrating the 2020 Charis Fellowship WeAreOne event. Having a deep love and appreciation for the Charis Fellowship, Tim is excited about what God is doing through Charis churches and ministries, and looks forward to what God is going to do in and through the Fellowship in the coming years as we all serve Jesus together.