Metropolitan Ministries is led by a smart and diverse team. The leadership team is supported by a volunteer board of directors. Their combined passion and experience drive our desire to accomplish big things in the fight against homelessness and poverty in the Tampa Metro Area.
Tim Marks President and Chief Executive Officer
“I believe in the work of Metropolitan Ministries because I have personally witnessed the life changing programs and compassionate staff bring hope to traumatized children, mothers, and families from every walk of life. I believe in life change. I believe God has blessed this ministry with so many faithful donors, caring volunteers, compassionate collaborative partners, and called staff members all working together to bring hope and healing to individuals who have nowhere else to turn. We are here for the critical times in an individual's life and we stand in the gap to alleviate their suffering and lead them to becoming self-sufficient.”
Tim has been at Metropolitan Ministries since 2006. He’s committed to our mission to alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency for homeless and at-risk families.
Tim spent 21 years in engineering and corporate leadership before applying his talents to building collaborative community partnerships that make new life possible for homeless and hungry people through Metropolitan Ministries. He carries on our commitment to excellence and lasting impact for the people we serve.
Rev. Morris E. Hintzman, D.D. President, Metropolitan Ministries Foundation
“Every day I see God transform and restore those who are served and all who serve . . . Metropolitan Ministries is truly a miracle place where hope lives.”
Morris has been leading and growing Metropolitan Ministries since 1982 and still plays a key role in our community and work. His passion is to provide answers for the poor and homeless in Tampa, Florida. He’s a respected authority on poverty and social services, with both earned and honorary doctorates, and shares his experience and knowledge on councils, boards and at committees to make a difference in our state.
Christine Long Chief Programs Officer
“Because of this generous community, we can respond quickly to needs and give families and children the opportunity to find hope as they struggle with homelessness. As each family moves to a strong self-sufficient life, I am filled with pride and joy that we have been able to make a difference — changing their lives forever!”
Since 1993, Christine has been involved in our client care. In addition to leading our team of counselors and program directors, Christine serves on numerous committees and boards addressing concerns for homeless and hunger issues in our state and community. Christine has a master’s degree in mental health counseling.
Ken Marinik Chief Financial Officer
“We are able to use our God-given talents to a greater purpose, to assist those truly in need. Our dedicated employees convey this each day with their 150% effort and commitment in their calling to Metropolitan Ministries and its mission to assist the homeless and at-risk families toward self-sufficiency.”
Ken’s got more than 40 years of financial leadership in public accounting, a publicly traded company, and privately owned companies. He’s done a little of everything — taxes, employee benefits, audits — invaluable experience to give to Metropolitan Ministries.
Board of Directors
Metropolitan Ministries' diverse Board of Directors are businesses and community leaders who have a heart of compassion for poor and homeless people in the Tampa area, and actively lead the way to lasting solutions for individuals and communities.
Tricia Hancock, Chair
Robert Shimberg, Past Chair
Chris Christenberry, Secretary
Rodney Johnson, V. C. Finance & Audit
Carlos Baldor, Jr., V. C. Programs
Bryce Kenny, V. C. Advancement
Andy May, V. C. Facilities
Thomas P. Cornett, V. C. Strategic Planning
Preston Farrior, MM Foundation Liaison
Robert D. Basham
Pastor Victor (Joseph) Doxa
Connie Gage, LAMPLighter
Kurt H. Hull
David L. Redmond
Martin Silbiger, M.D.