Mollie Fields joined us in January 2012. No stranger to organizing pastors or church staff, Mollie comes to us from Westminster Presbyterian Church, Amarillo, where she assisted the likes of Howard Childers and Jeff Conway. Her role at WPC included leading their mission committee into a deeper understanding of the importance of serving others through local and international missions. Mollie led over a dozen teams on building missions in Mexico, started Servant Saturdays at WPC, and helped organize our partnership project, Belleview House, in the San Jacinto neighborhood. Mollie shares, "God is so good and He has such a sense of humor - just when I thought I was done with keeping pastors organized, He brought me Tim Tam!!!!! A wise person once told me the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time; well, we are making strides to get better and more efficient one step at a time! In all seriousness, I believe God is up to something truly unique and powerful at The Word at Work. I'm grateful for the patience and prayers of our partners as we move forward in His work." Mollie is grateful to be the mother of two amazing sons, Wilson and Andrew!
Redemptive Recycling Program Coordinator
Tim Hagen grew up in Amarillo at First Presbyterian Church. From the age of 10 through college he was under the influence of his youth minister--Tim Tam. This has produced mixed results. As a high schooler in 1995, Tim was a part of Tim Tam's first mission trip to Belize, and continued to come on trips through college and after. Tim attended college in Jackson, MS where he met his wife Ginger, and they soon began going to Belize together. After a semester living in the Valley of Peace, Tim and Ginger began to look for ways to make it possible for Tim to work for The Word At Work full-time. Tim began working for The Word At Work full-time in the spring of 2009. The Hagen's have a 4 year-old girl (Lulu) and a little boy on the way. Tim enjoys coffee, Harry Potter books, woodworking, Harry Potter Movies, belizean cooking, and Harry Potter.
I was born September 17 1969 in Monkey River Town, Belize into a large family hence the joy of work was taught early on the small farm we had. Fishing was also a part of every day life. I attended elementary but not high school. At about 17 years of age I gave my life to Christ and I started working in the construction industry. This became my joy and building with my hand gave me a sense of purpose. I am very much self-taught in all the areas of house construction. In 1993 I was offered a scholarship to study Theology in Barbados and graduated top in my class. I was later ordained as a pastor and served in that capacity for about 7 years. 1999-2001 I was the construction supervisor for Habitat for Humanity Belize and helped build 14 houses. Then I went to the USA for a while and was planning to start life over there but on a short trip home I met Tim Tam and volunteered to work with his group if I was available. Well, I am still available doing the thing I enjoy doing. So every day I go to work at my hobby. Yes, our God is good and has a big sense oh humor. And I am just his servant, so pray that I may continue to do so. With me in this adventure is my wife Tina, daughter Kaylie and son Kj.
As a teen in the northern suburbs of Chicago Tim Tam, Executive Director of TWAW, began his journey with Christ through the ministry of Young Life. Throughout his college days he was involved with youth programs and Bible studies leading the New Trier Young Life Club where he served for 8 years. In 1979 he graduated from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL where he majored in biblical studies and psychology. In 1980 he joined the staff at First Presbyterian Church in Evanston, IL as Director of Youth Ministries. While working there Tim participated in several mission trips and projects. He realized the immense value of these activities not only for the recipients, but also for manner in which they transformed the participants. Involving young people in mission became a focus of Tim's ministry. He left Evanston in August of 1988 to further his studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he earned his Masters of Divinity. After graduation he, his wife (Lisa) and three children (Cara, Josh, and Nate) moved to Amarillo, TX where Tim served as associate pastor of Youth ministries and adult education at First Presbyterian Church.
While serving at FPC Amarillo the mission to Belize took on a life of its own. What began as a spring break mission trip rapidly grew into an independent 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Founded in 2002, TWAW now serves as an interdenominational ministry engaging hundreds of volunteers each year from across our nation, impacting tens of thousands of lives in Belize.
Today Tim continues to live in Amarillo with his amazing wife, Lisa, and travels frequently to Belize.