Pastor Tim was called to Clinton Christian Church February 1, 2016 as a part-time transitional pastor. After 6 months each entity (Pastor Tim and Clinton Christian Church) decided that the fit was a good one and he was hired on as full time pastor August 1, 2016.
Pastor Tim graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1996 after 7 grueling years of rigorous study and earned his General Studies degree, with the main emphasis in graphic design, computer graphics and computer animation (most people that go to college for 7 years are doctors or engineers. Not Pastor Tim).
His pastoral studies were completed in 2008 from Central Baptist Theological Seminary with an MDiv degree (Masters of Divinity).
Pastor Tim became a pastor later in life. He has had many life experiences and the rumor is that he has had approximately 150 different jobs in his lifetime (everything from managing bowling centers to running his own not for profit thrift store). These many jobs didn’t make him any smarter but gave him much experience dealing with different situations.
Pastor Tim was born and raised in Raytown, MO and still resides there with his wife Tina, whom he has been happily married to since 2002. He has two sons, Monte (wife Krissie, kids Karl, Cortez, Jackson and Emmie) and Matthew (wife Lara and daughter Isabella), and two step sons, Chris (daughter Laina (deceased)) and Jace. Pastor Tim also resides with his 3 dogs – Pepper, Doodles and Max.
In his spare time Pastor Tim enjoys working on artistic projects for the church, juggling, magic, and a little bit of ventriloquism.
Cassie Grotz, Administrative Assistant
Cassie Grotz started working with the Clinton Christian Church on November 1, 2021, as the new Administrative Assistant. She loves her job and meeting all the Church members throughout the week. Cassie was born on October 6, 1988 in Kansas City, MO. She got married to her soulmate Scott Grotz at the Truman Lake Opry House on October 9, 2021. They have three children who are 10 (son Jonathan), 12 (daughter Sydney), and 14 (daughter Savannah) years old and keeps them on their toes. They also have two granddaughters who are 4 (Maddie) and 5 (Willow) years old. They love to spoil them and send them back home to mom. They also have 3 dogs – Modi, Luna, and Tinker bell.
Cassie loves to bake. She owns her own little bakery out of her home. However, she doesn’t really bake for money. Most of the time she is donating her birthday cakes and decorated sugar cookies to families who may not be able to afford baked goods for their children. Cassie is also a member of the Guardians of the Children with her husband Scott. She escorts abused children to court to stand against their abusers. The Guardians of the Children also gives these children Christmas, birthdays, helps with school supplies and anything else the child may need. They are there if the child just needs a hug or wants to talk. She loves helping children take back their lives from what they have lost. She loves being a Guardian!
Cassie also enjoys spending time with her children. Watching them in their sports and in band. She has been teaching them how to bake as well. Which is always a challenge! But she has a lot of fun doing it. One of her most favorite activities is being out on the Bike with her husband Scott. On nice days they just take off and just enjoy a nice ride. They never have a set destination when they are on the bike. Unless they adopt a child into their organization. Then they get to take the kids for rides. Cassie loves seeing their excitement when on the bike for their first time. Cassie spends most of her spare time with her Husband Scott in their Game room cuddled up watching movies or playing video games. Her favorite saying is “Life’s too short, Have fun with it. Don’t let things drag you down.”
Jim Kindall, Choir Director
Jim Kindall, choir director, pianist, and organist, has been a music man for a long time! A California transplant, he received his bachelor's degree in music from Ottawa University and his Masters degree at Pittsburg State University, both in Kansas. He was the middle school/ high school vocal music teacher in Parsons, Kansas for 33 years and taught 2 yrs. before that. He was also the choir director for the First Presbyterian Church in Parsons. Jim believes everyone can sing and makes it an enjoyable experience for those involved at Clinton Christian Church.