Tim Otto is a pastor at The Church of the Sojourners, a live-together Christian community in the Mission District of San Francisco. He has a Masters of Theological Studies from Duke Divinity School, and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of San Francisco. Tim worked as a Registered Nurse on the first AIDS ward in the United States for fourteen years. He is the author of Oriented to Faith: Transforming the Conflict Over Gay Relationships and is co-author of Inhabiting the Church: Biblical Wisdom for a New Monasticism.
The research concerning the ways different congregations have hosted conversations around LGBT sexuality was funded by a grant from the Louisville Institute.
The Louisville Institute’s Pastoral Study Project Program enables pastoral leaders to bracket daily work routines in order to pursue a pressing and significant question for the life of faith. Grants of up to $15,000 support independent or collaborative study projects, and grantees may use a variety of platforms to share what they learn with a wider audience.
The Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment and based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (Louisville, Kentucky). The Institute’s fundamental mission is to enrich the religious life of North American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other.