The Rev. Tim Schenck

I’m an Episcopal priest, blogger, syndicated columnist, author, and rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts on Boston’s South Shore.

Ordained in 2000, I’ve also served parishes in Maryland and New York and am the creator of the wildly popular devotional Lent Madness. I’ve written two books What Size Are God’s Shoes: Kids, Chaos & the Spiritual Life (Morehouse 2008) and Dog in the Manger: Finding God in Christmas Chaos (Forward Movement 2013). I keep my sermons housed @FatherTim Sermon Vault.

I live in the St. John’s Rectory with my wife Bryna, two teenage sons, Benedict and Zachary, Delilah, our yellow lab/husky mix, and for some unknown reason (to me) Mimi the ferret.

When not tending to my parish, hanging out with my family, writing, running, building relationship on social media, or hacking away on my beloved 1986 Fender Stratocaster, I can usually be found drinking good coffee. Feel free to follow me on Twitter @FatherTim or friend me on Facebook.



13 Comments on “About”

  1. pamela borowiec says:

    Dear Tim,

    I had 14 minutes on your blog tonight – and delightful minutes they were!
    Congratulations on this new beginning!

    All the best as you blog with the rest,

  2. Father Tim says:

    Thanks, Pam. Just remember, you’ll never get those 14 minutes back!!

  3. […] group that has placed themselves inline with this sort of thinking. Local Quincy church leader Father Tim Schenck recently wrote a story giving the details of what this group is up […]

  4. […] leader has made an observation that may send Twitter developers back to the drawing board. Father Tim Schenck says that his church bulletin board still keeps a competitive edge against the social network web […]

  5. Michael Moranec says:

    I enjoy what you have posted to your page. I FINALLY did the e-mail subscri[tion (you know how us Episcolians are) and am looking forward to notifications. One question though. I am the editor of out church newsletter (St. Alban’s Epistle, Bay City Michigan) and am curious about your usage rules. There are few things I would love to include in our newsletter. I will refrain until I hear though. Please let me know.

  6. Father Tim says:

    Thanks, Mike. Feel free to have at anything you find on here — I’d just appreciate attribution and a link back to the blog (if it’s online). As the editor of a church newsletter, know that your reward will be in heaven.



  7. Michael Moranec says:

    Thank you so much. More then glad to attribute it to you. I have put in the web address as well. We are working on bringing our congregation into the cyber age but as a group they are fighting it.
    Thought I would let you know that I was suffering a little bit of a mental block for my own peace in the newsletter. Reading some of your blogs got me thinking again and the fingers started to move once more.
    Again I thank you for the good reads and the inspirations you provide.

  8. Tim says:

    I stumbled onto your site tonight and enjoyed your perspective and sense of humor. Did your father happen to have been a Baptist pastor? Your name rings a bell.

  9. Father Tim says:

    Nope. He was a symphony orchestra conductor who died much too young at 52. Glad you found me!

  10. John Hagan says:

    Do we have to wait til next year to nominate for future brackets, or can we begin prematurely?

  11. Father Tim says:

    John, we have an “open enrollment” period during Eastertide when people can submit nominations for Lent Madness 2015. Thanks for asking.

  12. Melanie Hoag Bliss says:


    Here is another resource for Butler’s Lives of the Saint’s that provides different file formats for various eReaders and apps.


    Wasn’t sure where to “put” this on Lent Madness so thought I’d go right to the source 😉

    Thank you for your gift of Lent Madness …. now I MUST get back to work…..


  13. Verdery says:

    Help! A fellow Lent Madness participant emailed me:

    “On one side of the screen I have a list of the Definitions of a Saint and Qualities of a Saint. On the other side I scroll through the biographies looking for the qualities listed. So far this is not working so well. I either need better discernment and wisdom or I need to find a new list of definitions and qualities. In spite of my record, I am enjoying the mental exercise.”

    I’m not sure what my friend meant, but I’d like to be able to give information on how the nominees for Lent Madness are selected, especially what makes them saints. I don’t want anyone thinking these folks aren’t “real” saints. After all, “the saints of God are just folk like me….”

    Thanks! And would it be possible for you to reply via email?

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