The Rev. Timothy Hodapp combines his more than 35 years as an ordained priest (from serving large urban congregations and small-town parishes to university chaplaincies and diocesan staff positions) with his experience as an advertising copywriter and creative brand strategist, which all bear fruit in his current ministry. “Collectively exploring our stories, both personally and collectively within our parishes, helps us identify how our lives mirror the story of God in our sacred scriptures. It’s here where we discern and discover how God is calling us to join in building God’s realm today.” As Canon for Mission Advancement & Coaching in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Tim spends most of his time serving the diocese’s 160+ parishes and clergy in a variety of coaching and congregational life settings. From one-on-ones and clergy colleague communities of practice to vestries and parishes in discerning Episcopal identity and community vitality, Tim listens deeply to stories to help individuals and communities discover a path forward in the circumstances and cultures where people live and work, play and pray. He and his husband live in Rocky Hill in a 353-year-old colonial. “We’re not the original owners,” he’s quick to point out.