Faculty - Timothy L. Sumerlin

Professor and Dean of Biblical CounselingTim

  • 1981 Indiana University, B.S. in Education
  • 1991 University of Missouri, M.A. in Secondary Counseling
  • 2009 Colorado State University, Ph.D. in Education and Counseling

I have served in the International Churches of Christ for thirty-seven years in a variety of ministries. As an elder for the Denver Church of Christ, I've built a team of trained counselors to work in a variety of settings. Along with teaching Christian counseling classes, I lead Grief Recovery Groups and the In Motion ministry. I am also an adjunct professor at the University of Denver.

After earning an undergraduate degree at Indiana University in 1981, Jackie and I served in the full time ministry in Indianapolis, Birmingham, England and St. Louis. I went on to earn a Masters degree in counseling and began a career in counseling. After opening new schools in St. Louis and Dallas, I moved with my family to Denver, where I presently counsel in Castle Rock, Colorado. In 2009 I completed my doctoral work at Colorado State University and earned a·Ph.D.

I have been married for 33 years to Jacqueline·Chappell Sumerlin. We have two wonderful children -·Danielle Sumerlin Hernandez, and her husband, Adrian, who lead a church in Dongguan, China, and our son, Timothy is a research assistant at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.·

My wife and I enjoy climbing mountains and hiking in beautiful Colorado.