I Am New

You’ve taken the first step: you plan to attend a worship service at Timothy. The services at the R.D. Mize Campus are considered to be a blended style of traditional and contemporary, while the Wyatt Campus service is contemporary. There is opportunity at each campus for children to participate in their own education session; children are released to attend FaithRoots during the worship service.

Some people wonder how they should dress when they attend a worship service at Timothy. We don’t really have a dress code, but you will see mostly casual wear, from jeans and t-shirts at the South Campus to business casual at the North Campus. All are welcome, regardless of what is worn.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early for the service they plan to attend, especially on Sunday morning, when coffee, donuts and bagels provide a gathering point for members and visitors to mingle. Also, if you have questions, our greeters can help you out. An Information Center at each campus has printed publications on specific ministries, as well as our publications,

Saturday Evening:

6 pm North Campus (R.D. Mize Road) – Currently Not Meeting

Sunday Morning

RD Mize Road Campus 9 am

Wyatt Road Campus 10:00 am – (Drive through Holy Communion 11:30 – 12:15 pm)

About Us

Timothy Lutheran Ministries has been “Touching Lives for Christ” in Blue Springs and the surrounding area since 1961, growing from less than a hundred members to more than three thousand today. Originally planted as a mission church by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Timothy worshippers gathered for worship in a school and later a storefront in downtown Blue Springs until moving into the current North Campus location (425 NW R.D Mize Road) in 1964. As more and more worshippers called Timothy home, expansions at the North Campus accommodated growth in all ministry areas until eventually 68 acres of land was purchased at the corner of Highway 7 & Wyatt Road for an elementary school and worship center. In October 2008, Timothy was proud to serve the Blue Springs community by dedicating its South Campus (301 SW Wyatt Road) and is blessed to now provide worship and fellowship opportunities at both campuses every week.

Timothy is proud of its deep Lutheran heritage. We are a friendly, culturally relevant, biblically sound, outwardly focused church with intentional efforts to reach people from all walks of life and very different pasts. Some of us have grown up in churches; others are just beginning our journey with God and Jesus as Savior. But as different as we are, we are united on an amazing life journey together, discovering more about God and His incredible plans for us. Spend time with us as we “Touch Lives for Christ” together.

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Ministry Staff

Rev. John Otte, Senior Pastor

Personal: Pastor John and his wife, Jill, have two sons, Isaiah and Micah

College Education and post graduate studies: Concordia University in St. Paul with a BA in theatre; Concordia Seminary in St. Louis with an M.Div.

Previous positions: Pastor John has served in Blue Earth, Minnesota, and South St. Paul, Minnesota

Serving Timothy: Pastor John was installed at Timothy in February of 2016, making him the new guy. He’s looking forward to sharing God’s love with the people of Blue Springs.

Rev. Rod Lindemann
Rod Lindemann, Associate Pastor – Part time

Personal: Pastor Rod and his wife, Miriam, have four adult children and 14 grandchildren

College Education and post graduate studies: Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO with a BS in Aviation Technology; Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Specific Pastor Ministry (SMP).

Previous positions: Pastor Rod is owner and works full-time at Rods Sports, in Blue Springs, MO – Across the street from the RD Mize Campus.

Serving Timothy: Pastor Rod was installed at Timothy in February of 209 as a Vicar, and he continues in his SMP studies. He was installed as an Associate Pastor on December, 2011.

Pastor Rod is often seen walking back and forth between his store and the church taking care of business on a daily basis. We’re not sure he’s really part-time.

Nancy Nowiszewski
Care Minister – Part-time

Personal: She and husband, Tom, have daughters Liz (married to Rich Soria; daughter, Keira, son Hayden), Lauren (married to Casey Martinez; daughter, Karsen, son, Roman), and Natalie (married to Alex Knox)

College Education and post graduate studies: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Ill – Bachelor of Science in Journalism; Concordia University, Mequon WI – Lay Ministry Certification

Previous positions: Volunteer Services Manager; Family Events Coordinator, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (11 years); Copy Editor, Better Homes & Gardens Books; Public Relations Director, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Services; freelance editor and author (including Helping Women Recover from Abortion, Bethany House, 1988).

Previous volunteer positions: Advisory Member, National Board for Lutherans for Life; officer and founding member, Iowa State Federation of Lutherans for Life; president, Des Moines and Quad Cities chapters, Lutherans for Life; member, Iowa State Commission on the Status of Women; various care and education boards, Lutheran churches in Iowa and Missouri.

Serving Timothy: Nancy coordinates the ministries of: prayer, Stephen Ministry, health, sermon CDs, card, transportation, Journey to the Manger, community care, Break Time, DivorceCare, GriefShare, Simply Singles and Teen Club. She is the staff liaison to the Give Commission, which oversees stewardship and care ministries. In addition, she coordinates events offered by Women of Hope, our women’s ministry team.