Tim began The Refuge in 2006 with a core group of people committed to beginning a church that would minister to hurting people and expand God’s kingdom. Pastor Tim graduated from the Moody Bible Institute in 1981 and has been involved in ministry ever since. He pastored four other churches before beginning The Refuge. Tim writes a weekly column that appears in several papers. He and his wife Kelly live in the Oakville area of South St. Louis County. They have five children, Johanna, Jedidiah, Cassandra, Ashley and Nick. Pastor Tim is passionate about helping people inside and outside the church. In his free time he’s an avid photographer, who takes around 10,000 pictures each year.
Assistant Pastor - Jeff Sulmar
Jeff has a heart for people and loves to study and teach God’s Word. He is an important part of the leadership team at The Refuge. Jeff and his wife Angie are a tremendous blessing to our church family and to this community.
Jeff has been serving God at The Refuge since 2011. Before coming here, he served in a leadership role in another church plant. He has also helped in more traditional churches over the years. Jeff is a graduate of The Brookes Bible Institute.