Rev. Tim Beck was called to Saint Paul Lutheran Church in January of 2014. Before coming to Cincinnati he served urban and rural congregations in Northern California for 14 years. Tim grew up in a not-so-conservative Lutheran church, wandered in broad evangelicalism, earned an M. Divinity and pursued mission work before entering into fellowship with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. He completed a MA and STM in theology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2001 and 2008 respectively. His undergraduate degrees are in music and education. He also studied music at the Sibelius Akatemia in Helsinki, Finland. Tim and Kristiina have five children and two grandchildren.