|R. Tim Grove
Director of Lifelong Formation
Tim is Director of Lifelong Formation and Education at St. Patrick. Prior to assuming this responsibility in July 2011, Tim served eight years as Parish Life Minister at St. Patrick.
Tim primarily fulfills the stewardship pillar of “Learning Together” and includes these ministries: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), adult faith formation [including Bible studies, Fishermen, and That Man Is You], Women’s Ministry, Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) for Grades One through Six, Baptism Prep, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Sunday School, children’s Liturgy of the Word, and Vacation Bible School.
Prior to joining the staff of St. Patrick, Tim served 11 years as a staff consultant for the Archdiocese of Louisville's Office of Lifelong Formation and Education. One highlight during those years: Tim served as archdiocesan coordinator of Renew 2000, a three-year spiritual renewal process. At its peak, the renewal involved 69 parishes, 1,000 small group leaders, and nearly 10,000 small group participants.
Tim and his wife, Mindy, were married in 1994. They have five children -- Morgan, Alanna, Andrew (deceased, 2006), Derek, and Alex Timothy -- in a blended family and four granddaughters, Emilee, Ryann, Lucy, and Cora. They live in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Tim is a member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Jeffersonville, where he serves as a catechist in the RCIA process. Tim also leads a weekly lectionary-based men’s faith sharing group.
A native of this region, Tim earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Masters in Theological Studies from St. Meinrad School of Theology. 2016 marks Tim’s 28th year as a Catholic lay ecclesial minister.