Father Tim Coppinger is a native of southern Missouri. In 1969, his father moved his family to Prairie Village and Overland Park where Tim attended school. He graduated from Blue Valley High School in 1983.
After high school Fr. Tim attended Kansas State, where he graduated with a BS in Animal Science in 1988. While pursuing various career interests, he received the call to ministry and enrolled at Trinity School of Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He attended Trinity from 1994 to 1997.
Upon graduation, Fr. Tim’s first assignment was St. George Episcopal Church in Camdenton, Missouri. He then served stints in Texas, and England, and found his way back to Missouri, working for the Diocese of Western Missouri as Ministry Developer of the Episcopal Churches of the Ozarks Region. He stayed at the diocese for eight years.
In 2021, Fr. Tim joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where he currently serves as rector.