Inhabit 2017

Tim Soerens

Tim Soerens

Tim Soerens is an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, and co-founding director of the Parish Collective. As co-director of the Parish Collective he convenes ministry leaders, teaches, and consults with organizations seeking human flourishing in particular neighborhoods while also working collaboratively across the city. He is the co-author of The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship, and Community.

He is also the co-founding producer of the annual Inhabit Conference and New Parish Conference UK and co-designer and instructor at the Leadership in the New Parish certificate at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

As social entrepreneur he is a founding adviser of Impact Hub-Seattle, an innovative co-working space for change makers in both non-profit and business sectors. He also is the curator for place-based innovation for Social Capital Markets the world’s largest gathering of socially motivated investors and entrepreneurs. Most recently, he co-founded Neighborhood Economics, a new venture bringing together pioneering entrepreneurs, ministry leaders, and investors to pursue holistic renewal at the neighborhood level.

Tim earned a B.A. in Rhetorical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Masters of Divinity from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He lives in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle with his wife Maria-Jose and their son Lukas.