MEET THE TEAM

At the Timothy Initiative, we take pride in developing leaders within our ministry. It mirrors our commitment to cultivate disciples who unconventionally follow Jesus in a radical lifestyle of community.  We reject the paradigm of hiring “professionals” to govern our community without any involvement in it.  In order for our approach to function effectively our leaders must demonstrate certain characteristics daily: constant and detailed communication, an attitude of shared empowerment, a conscious awareness of the delineation of responsibilities, a submission to structure, a sold-out commitment to Jesus, a willingness to participate in our shared vision, a spirit of encouragement, and a posture of servant leadership. This approach allows us to preserve our community with strong bonds of unity, experience, and empathy.

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Pastor George is our founder, executive director, and pastor. Through his lived experiences with addiction, he has been able to touch the lives of hundreds of addicts seeking recovery.

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Katherine Whitaker
Katherine Whitaker

Following a return from a long-term mission in Iraq, Kathy joined us in 2016. She keeps our ministry going, serving as our Finance Director for Initiative Builds.

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Mike Malpede
Mike Malpede

Director Mike joined the Timothy Initiative in 2015, and rose the ranks to became the Director at the beginning of 2019. He centers his life on walking alongside the men in our ministry and reaching out to the broken all across Tampa.

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Christian Lang
Christian Lang

Executive Assistant Christian joined our ministry in 2015 and became the Executive Assistant in 2018. In addition to serving our men, he is involved every aspect of our ministry. He has heart to see the lost find their true identity in Christ.

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Lindsay Tracy
Lindsay Tracy

Lindsay is the former chairwoman of the board. She has been walking with our men since the very beginning and has a passion to see our city restored. Her fervent commitment to service makes her a rock in our community.

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Joe Carr
Joe Carr

As Initiative Builds President, Joe is the quarterback of our Work Therapy program. He generates work for our men, schedules day-to-day operations, and manages customer relations. Since 2014, he has helped restore dignity to our men and taught them useful skills for the their future.

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CONTACT THE TIMOTHY INITIATIVE

Get in touch with The Timothy Initiative if you're seeking restoration or if you'd like more information on how to partner with us.

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