The Rev. Timothy C. Geoffrion, Ph.D., D.D.

President and Teaching Minister

Tim is an ordained American Baptist Churches minister with a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He also holds an (honorary) Doctor of Divinity degree from Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT). He has served as a church pastor, seminary professor, and nonprofit executive director. Currently, as co-founder and president of Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries, he focuses on Christian leadership development globally. As a primary role for many years, he has served as an ongoing Visiting Professor of New Testament and Christian Spirituality at Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) since 2009. Since the pandemic Tim conducts his courses and webinars online in Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and he travels to Thailand for in-person teachings and ministry to Burmese refugees from Myanmar. He is the author of five published books, including What We Can Expect from God Now: Seven Spiritual Truths for Trusting God in Troubled Times (2020)The Spirit-Led Leader: Nine Leadership Practices and Soul Principles (Alban Institute, 2005), and Saying Yes to God: How To Keep in Step with the Spirit (Cascade Books, 2017). He is also the author of many scholarly articles, published in numerous journals. He and his wife, Jill, live in Wayzata, MN, their home base in the U.S. when not serving abroad.


Mr. Saw Newton

Program Coordinator for Myanmar and Thailand

Saw Newton is Karen (also known as Kayin, one of the eight major ethnic groups in Myanmar). He is a 2019 Master of Divinity graduate of Myanmar Institute of Theology, where Tim teaches. He is now working as the Administrative and Program Assistant for Faith, Hope, and Love Global Ministries, Yangon Office. In addition to administrative duties, he accompanies Tim when FHLGM conducts Christian Leadership Development workshops around Myanmar and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. His other major responsibility is to translate some of Tim’s books and materials into Burmese and Sagaw Karen.

Mrs. Claire Kellner

Administrative Assistant, USA

Claire is a former teacher who now loves being a stay-at-home mom. At Christ Presbyterian church, she serves as a community group leader and leads a small group at Mom’s Morning. Her passion for Christ shows through her care of others and many leadership roles. Her husband, TJ, their two sons Rory & Peyton, and she live in Minnetonka, Minnesota. 

Mrs. Corrina Conley

Volunteer Book Keeper

After beginning in the fiduciary accounting area, Corrina’s career included departmental and executive leadership roles. In retirement she started Called Forward Consulting, LLC providing strategic, organizational, and financial consulting to a variety of small or non-profit organizations.  Corrina has been married to her husband Paul since 1983, they have 3 adult children: Sam, Ben, and Rachel. Corrina also has the profound privilege of being the primary support for her mother.