Meet Tim Horman

I asked Tim (our new Assistant Minister at St Silas and Director of St Hilary’s Hope) a few questions so we could get to know him a little better

Tell us about yourself…
My name is Tim Horman, I’m 37 years old and I’ve been married to Melissa for 17 years. We have three kids: Lucy (9), Ella (7), and Oscar (4). I was born in Melbourne (and lived here until I was about 10) but have also lived in many other places across Australia, including Townsville where I met Melissa in high school.
Melissa loves to hike, garden, crafts, and preserving food.

I am a bit more of the “indoors type”, and enjoy reading, painting and playing my guitar (and good coffee – although this is Melbourne, so does everybody else!) We do both love to sit at table and share a good meal and conversation with old and new friends alike.

What excites you the most about working at St Hilary’s?
I am mostly excited to discover why it is God has brought my family and I back to Australia and to St Hils specifically! That’s not to say our experience of St Hils so far has not been wonderful – it has. We have found the community to be very welcoming; in our first week or so we received many meals and offers of help, which we appreciated very much. And the staff I have met so far have all been incredibly friendly and helpful, are all obviously gifted people.

St Hilary’s is blessed with a great wealth of talented and passionate leaders, and I can tell it will be a fabulous place to serve Jesus and make disciples. I am looking forward to learning from Stephen and Tracy in my roles as Assistant Minister at St Silas and Assistant Director of St Hilary’s Hope, and Melissa and I are praying that this will be a new season of growth and fruitfulness for us in our work as leaders and pastors.

What would you be doing if you didn’t work in a church?
At one time I had considered a career in film-making and multi-media production, and was in fact headed in that direction at the end of High School. However, after quite a powerful encounter with Jesus when I was about 17, the Spirit has led me in a very different direction toward ministry. I gave up offers to various universities, and went to Bible College instead.

Later, I completed and undergraduate degree in Literature, and was intent of heading to Regent to pursue an academic career in Theology or Biblical Studies.
Just as I was completing my Masters, and was getting reading to go on to PhD work, some people asked me if I would pray about planting a church… Needless to say, not much of my life has gone according to plan, which is fairly normal when we are walking with Jesus!

Melissa and I are very much looking forward to meeting more of you, and getting involved in the work of the gospel here alongside you!


  1. Reply
    Amanda (Stothers) says

    Dear Saint Hilary’s Church,
    I’m Australian, living in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. I’m querying something about Pastor Tim Horman; did you live in Vancouver until recently? In your Bio – above – you mentioned (being excited about being) “back in Australia”. Regent Theological College is in Vancouver .. it is a famous Bible College. Is this the “Regent” you refer to in paragraph 6.

    I look forward to you reply! Blessings, Amanda Stothers, Vancouver BC.
    May 22nd 2018 10:01 pm.

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