Rev. Timothy Frank was raised on his parents’ farm near Dexter, MN. His music studies began with piano lessons at age 7 and organ lessons at age 11. He also began taking trumpet lessons at age 11 and participated in band and orchestra in the Austin Public Schools. In the fall of 2003, he began his studies at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN and graduated with his B.A. in the spring of 2007 (church music major and religious studies minor). Pastor Frank entered Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN in the fall of 2007 and received his M.Div. in the spring of 2011. During his third year of seminary, he vicared at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lincoln, KS (2009-2010). While attending seminary, Pastor Frank sang in the Seminary Kantorei and the Fort Wayne Bach Collegium. He also assisted with handbells, choir, and organ at Emmanuel – Soest Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.
Pastor Frank was ordained and installed in July 2011 as Pastor of St. Paul and Immanuel Lutheran Churches, Charter Oak, IA and St. Luke Lutheran Church, Ricketts, IA. Upon receiving a divine call to serve as Associate Pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, Pastor Frank prayerfully accepted and was installed in June 2016. In addition to serving as Associate Pastor, he serves as Administrator of St. Paul’s Music Conservatory and as a piano teacher within the Conservatory.
Pastor Frank completed a Masters Degree in Church Music from Concordia University Wisconsin (2014), where he studied organ with Dr. John Behnke. Pastor Frank has performed as a recitalist within the region and is a member of the Omaha Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Pastor and his wife Sandra are blessed with four sons: Samuel, Jonathan, Daniel, and Matthew. The Franks enjoy spending time with family, working outdoors, and gardening.
Of the gift of music, Pastor Frank writes, “Music is a gift of God to be used for His glory and as a reflection of His beauty. As administrator and as a teacher at the Conservatory, I am delighted to be able to instill the love of music within our students and to encourage them to use their gifts in service to God and to their neighbor.”