Rev. dr. Timothy Tutt,
"Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most." Those are the words that rattle around in the head of Tim Tutt a lot these days.
"I worry about the world," he says. "I worry about war and partisan politics and hungry people and how we communicate. That's why I value the church. It gives me a place to share my concerns with others, to tap into the joy of a life lived for others, and to find support and compassion. I hope we are doing that at Westmoreland - through our big acts of social justice and through our daily acts of living in community."
Tim is a native of Longview, Texas, and a graduate of Baylor University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond in Richmond, Virginia. Tim also holds a Doctor of Ministry (focusing on Public Theology) from Wesley Seminary. Prior to entering seminary, he worked on Capitol Hill as a Legislative Assistant. After seminary, he served as Protestant Chaplain at Georgetown University for a school year. From June of 2001 until July of 2012, Tim served as Senior Pastor of United Christian Church in Austin, Texas.
Tim serves on the Board of Reach Beyond Mission and on various denominational committees. He is an occasional writer at OnFaith and New Sacred.
Tim is married to Amy Prichard Tutt, who works in governmental relations at Montgomery College. They have two children, Ben and Mary-Austin.