Timothy (Tim) Eldred is a veteran pastor, speaker, author, consultant, and unrelenting voice for releasing people’s God-given potential. For nearly 30 years, he has been inspiring people locally, nationally, and internationally as a pastor, speaker, and nonprofit thought-leader. During his career, he has spoken to audiences all over the world to help them dream again and discover a fresh perspective for life. Over that time, Tim has gained a reputation for challenging the status quo to help people and organizations achieve their personal and professional goals.

Tim is well-known for saying, “Lives are changed through relationships. And relationships that change lives take time.” His newsletter, It’s All About Relationships™ is read by thousands of people weekly who gain insight and wisdom from Tim’s thoughtful and thought-provoking words. Over the last 15 years, Tim has trained over 12,000 pastors and youth workers the principles of building a legacy by training their replacements. His book series on spiritual formation and leadership development have been read by over 600,000 people in more than 90 nations. Tim’s newest and best-selling book, Alone Sucks, matches his speaking style—real, raw, and relevant to peoples’ greatest struggle today—identity.

Tim’s personal mission is to model of life of passion, purpose, and generosity with excellence and creativity that inspires people to live with authenticity and a relentless desire to help others. And while that statement keeps him focused on his professional life, it is first fleshed-out with his number one priority—his family. Tim and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 29 years and make their home in a quiet, rural community in Michigan. They have two adult children who they’ve raised to risk-failure to follow their dreams with reckless abandon.

In addition to his undergraduate work in youth ministry and masters education in pastoral leadership, Tim is currently completing his Ph.D. in organizational management and leadership from Trinity Seminary.