Dan Selbo, Pastor
A graduate of San Jose State University and Luther Seminary, Pastor Dan has served at St. Timothy’s since 1994. With his wife, Mary, they have four grown children: Tom, Elizabeth, Rebecca, and Andy. He grew up in South Dakota and Iowa, but has lived in California since 1966. He enjoys golfing and fishing and spending time with good friends. He continues to be excited about what God is doing in our midst and how lives are being changed each day for Christ. Learning to be a disciple and helping others do the same is what it’s all about and is what keeps him going.
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Judy Bangsund, Pastor
Pastor Judy was born and raised in California, with a brief stint in New Jersey. She holds a BA degree from Augsburg College, after attending 5 colleges and completing 6 full years of undergrad work over a period of 20 years. She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary. She has also worked as an RN and as a music teacher (She is a Licentiate of the Royal School of Music, London). She is married to Pastor Jim and they have three married children and three grandchildren. After spending 22 years as missionaries in Tanzania, they have served at St Timothy’s for nearly 8 years. Pastor Judy loves being a pastor, in part because of its diverse nature. She loves the people-connections, participating in the nurturing of their faith. Most of all, she loves being a part of the moving of the Holy Spirit and prays that she can be increasingly willing to be used by him. In her spare time, she enjoys music, quilting, swimming, biking and hiking.
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Jim Bangsund, Visitation Pastor
Pastor Jim moved from full time pastor to Visitation Pastor in 2013 and has greatly enjoyed the transition since the position “has no meetings and simply involves getting together with God’s people!” Jim has an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and an M.Th. and Ph.D. from Luther Seminary. Prior to coming to St. Timothy’s in 2007, he and his wife, Pastor Judy, were on the faculty of Makumira University College in Tanzania, East Africa, where he taught Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew. He grew up in Southern California where he married the pastor’s daughter! Jim and Judy have three grown children and two grandchildren living in Minnesota and Chico, California. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing and anything dealing with the world of computers.
He is the author of a number of books relating to the Bible which may be found on Amazon.com by clicking here. In addition, as Visitation Pastor, he has put together a spreadsheet of a dozen retirement communities in the San Jose area which can be downloaded by clicking here
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Joe Hill, Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Joe is a San Jose native and has been a lifelong member of St. Timothy’s. He was Youth Ministry Intern starting in 2008 and came on staff as Director of Youth and Family Ministries in September 2010. He has a BA in Youth Ministries Leadership from Bethany University.
His passion is for equipping young people to have a faith that lasts a life time, and for teaching and showing others how to grow as disciples. He enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, reading and playing the bass guitar. He has been married to Elizabeth since 2015.
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Elizabeth Hill, Director of Discipleship Ministries
Elizabeth has been a part of the St. Timothy’s church and school community since 1994. She graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Psychology and Child Development. She started on the St. Timothy’s School staff for four years as a Preschool teacher and then began her position as Director of Discipleship Ministry in August 2014.
She is excited to be a part of what God is doing both here on the campus and in the surrounding communities. What a joy to be a part of it! When Elizabeth is not at St. Timothy’s, you can find her running on the Los Gatos Creek trail, walking to local coffee shops, or watching the latest Netflix show! She has been married to Joe since 2015.
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Jim Skoog, Director of Traditional Music
Jim graduated from Eastman School of Music, with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Music Theory. He completed a Ph.D. in Music Theory from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While at Indiana University, he became the founding president of the Indiana University’s Graduate Theory Association, which publishes a peer-reviewed scholarly music theory journal, Indiana Theory Review. The organization and publication continue to contribute to promoting collegiality and professional development of music theorists. Jim has performed as a vocal soloist in the United States including the Aspen Music Festival, and internationally at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and a tour of Sweden with the Fires of London. Jim is active as an organist, arranger, vocalist, and conductor.
Beth Tkacheff, Office Admin
Beth has lived in San Jose all her life and has been attending St. Timothy’s since a neighbor brought her to Vacation Bible School as a child. She has been working in the office at St. Timothy’s since 2002, first as part-time and now full-time. She enjoys that part of her job is chatting with people on the phone, in-person and even on Facebook. She also loves to learn new things especially anything to do with tech gadgets or computers. She is grateful to God for the opportunity to serve him at St. Timothy’s and knows that this is his calling for her. She has been married to Mike since 1986 and they have 3 grown children. They are empty nesters sharing their home with their 2 cats and a dog. In Beth’s spare time you can find her reading a book, walking the trails near her home or organizing cupboards and closets at home. Her passion is traveling and jumps at every chance to go explore someplace new.
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