Timothy was called to serve as pastor of Sure Foundation in May of 2008. He and his wife, Amanda, moved to Queens, New York, in October of that year to meet a small congregation worshipping in a rental facility. Since he moved across the East River, God has richly blessed him with three daughters, Tayley, Brooke, and Felicity. Our Lord has also surrounded him with a growing, diverse, passionate, and gospel-loving community as beautiful and exciting as Queens itself.
Timothy is the founder of The Notable Podcast. He also is a regular contributor to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary's Shepherd's Study. Timothy graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary with a Master of Divinity (2008). He graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from Concordia Seminary (2020). His doctoral research focused on the interaction of trauma, pastoral care, and homiletics.
Yaffet Gabayehu was called to serve as vicar at Sure Foundation in May of 2019. He and his wife, Emma, moved to Queens, New York, in August of that year to be welcomed by a compassionate and gospel-loving congregation. God has blessed him with an opportunity to learn and grow in His Word this year as he continues his studies to serve as a pastor.
Yaffet Gabayehu was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and this is his first time in NYC. His name, Yaffet, is derived from Ethiopian origin meaning, "Japheth." His mom was born and raised in Ethiopia. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Martin Luther College (2017). He is currently in his third year of schooling at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, where, God-willing, he will complete his Master's of Divinity in 2021.