The Rev. Timothy Weisman is an organist, teacher, community organizer, and a Lutheran pastor. A tried-and-true mid-westerner, Tim comes from Indiana corn and basketball country, where he first completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Evansville with a major in organ and sacred music.
Tim moved east for graduate school, finishing both the Master of Music (organ) and Master of Divinity degrees at Yale University, where he earned prizes in organ performance, organ accompanying, and church music. He was also awarded the Faculty Prize of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, the institute’s highest honor. While living in New Haven, he served as Director of Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in nearby Milford, leading adult, handbell, and children’s choir programs.
After graduate school, Tim served in non-ordained ministry positions at St. Paul Lutheran Church (and the Winter Hospitality Overflow homeless shelter) in Vancouver, Washington and Grace Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. While in Chicago, Tim served as one of a handful of mentors for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago “Youth in Mission” program—traveling with a group of high school students from the urban streets of Chicago to the Sonoran desert near the Arizona-Mexico border.
He returned to New England in 2011 to serve as the fourteenth pastor of Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield. In his ministry, Tim is committed to reaching out to those who, for one reason or another, feel as though they do not deserve to hear good news in their lives.
Tim is also an active participant in the Pittsfield community, serving as president of the Pittsfield Area Council of Congregations, and he also represents the faith community on various councils and advisory boards of the City of Pittsfield, Barrington Stage Company, and Berkshire United Way. As a musician, he teaches several students at Berkshire Music School, and he has accompanied concerts for several local choirs, including the Stockbridge Festival Chorus and the Berkshire Concert Choir.
The Rev. Timothy Weisman