Tim MacDonald: Meet Our New Minister

Tim MacDonald is a Florida native, born in Daytona Beach. His earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Jacksonville University. While in the U.S. Navy, he served on a minesweeper. He then received a Master of Science from USF. He will graduate with a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in May, 2025.

Tim MacDonald
Timothy C. MacDonald

Tim MacDonald lived in the Manatee/Sarasota area for over 25 years prior to undertaking seminary studies in 2021. While going through a divorce, after almost 20 years of marriage, Tim found his way back to the Church. He joined St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Lakewood Ranch, where he found the healing he needed and rededicated himself to Jesus Christ. He took on leadership roles, including Parish Treasurer, Senior Warden, and Junior Warden.

His three adult children are all scattered along the East Coast. Maddux, 26, is a software developer for General Motors. Calen, 24, is pursuing his PhD at Cornell University. Delanie, 22, is working in the medical field as she earns her degree as a Physician’s Assistant.

On January 20, Tim was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons.  Ordination to the Priesthood will follow six months thereafter, as Canons of the Church require.  He will begin his “in charge” responsibilities at Church of the Nativity on June 17.

In his spare time, Tim likes to immerse himself in God’s creation. He loves to fish and he owns both a boat and a kayak. He also loves hiking, biking, and sitting on the beach watching a good sunrise or sunset. Sitting with family and friends and He loves to cook, so talking through and after a delicious meal with family and friends also rates high. More than anything else, he finds his greatest pleasure doing God’s work.