Serving poor and homeless families
in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk



We are committed to ensuring that Metropolitan Ministries is led by caring and compassionate people who are called to our mission. Each member of our leadership team brings the experience, skills and heart for our mission to guide the organization in fulfilling its purpose to provide faithful answers for poor and homeless families.

Through our leaders and organization culture, there is a sense of community among our staff that encourages teamwork and the open exchange of ideas.



Tim Marks - President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Marks came to Metropolitan Ministries in 2006 after serving as the Executive Director of Community Relations for the Boston Rescue Mission.

Prior to serving at the rescue mission, Tim worked in the corporate world for more than 21 years as an engineer, account executive and sales director.  As a sales director of a Fortune 50 company, Tim led a nationwide organization responsible for an annual revenue stream of over $90M.

Today, Tim is committed to Metropolitan Ministries' mission to alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency for homeless and at-risk families.  The Ministries' vision of being America’s most effective caregiver to poor and homeless people is the driving force in his pursuit of excellence, superior results and lasting impact for the families we serve.

Tim’s commitment to collaborative partnerships has led to multiple non profit and public agency partnerships, greater volunteer engagements, stronger donor centric initiatives, and greater outcomes for the families we serve.

Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from the University of Tampa's Graduate School. Tim and his wife Valeri reside in South Tampa. They have 3 adult children.




Rev. Morris E. Hintzman, D.D. - President, Metropolitan Ministries Foundation

Morris Hintzman joined Metropolitan Ministries in 1982 as Executive Director and was one of the Ministries' first full-time employees.

Hintzman’s new role as President of the Metropolitan Ministries Foundation provides leadership for the Ministries and communicates the organization's mission and vision to involve the community in providing answers for poor and homeless families.  Hintzman focuses on developing the Ministries' board of directors and plays a key role in pastoral care, fundraising, advancement and development to bring together the community to gain the commitments and resources needed to fulfill the Ministries' mission and vision.

During his more than 30 years of leadership, the Ministries has grown from serving several hundred families a year to several thousand. The staff has grown from one employee and 75 volunteers to more than 100 employees and thousands of volunteers giving over 100,000 hours of service a year. The Ministries' campus has grown from a small 1,200 square-foot dilapidated house to a campus that includes several buildings and spans three city blocks. On a daily basis, hundreds of families in crisis are served.

Hintzman has served on more than 25 councils, boards and committees within the social service field, including former Florida Governor Bob Graham's Task Force on Homelessness and three terms as president of the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County. His dedicated service to providing answers for poor and homeless families has earned him recognition by a dozen different organizations.

Hintzman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury College and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. In addition, he was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in May of 1998 for his work with poor and homeless families.  Hintzman and his wife Paula reside in the Tampa area. They have 2 adult children.



 Chief Financial Officer  

Ken Marinik - Chief Financial Officer

Ken Marinik came to Metropolitan Ministries in 2013 after serving as a Certified Public Accountant with 40 years financial leadership experience in public accounting, a publicly traded company, and privately owned companies. 

Ken’s extensive and diversified finance and administration leadership with rapidly growing organizations includes domestic and international finance, taxes, banking, employee benefits and risk management.  His 13 years with the largest global public accounting firm gave him audit, tax and business perspectives for SEC registered Fortune 500 companies, private companies, non-profit organizations, foundations, universities, mergers & acquisitions. 

Ken’s role as Chief Financial Officer with Metropolitan Ministries is to ensure stewardship and accountability is upheld throughout the organization, that the generous gifts of Metropolitan Ministries many benefactors are prudently used to carry forward the mission of Metropolitan Ministries, and to provide financial leadership for continued growth and success in serving clients.

Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from John Carroll University.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant, and is actively involved with the St. Timothy Catholic Church finance committee, bible study, liturgy and other ministries.

Ken enjoys running and golf, and with his wife Lisa, they often visit their 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren in Ohio and Michigan.



 Brian Evjen  

Brian Evjen - Vice President - Strategic Planning

Brian Evjen came to Metropolitan Ministries as a volunteer and joined the Ministries in April of 2009. He began his diverse career as a business executive with various public and private telecommunications companies, and later leveraged his legal knowledge to transition into commercial real estate development.  He has developed multiple commercial and multifamily real estate projects in and around Tampa, and has also managed Land Disposition efforts in the Southeastern US for a publicly traded REIT.

During his 4 years at the Ministries, he has been responsible for campus redevelopment. This includes development and construction of over 100,000 SF residential, education, food service, worship, office space, site acquisition, and development of affordable housing. Additionally, Brian directs the development and oversight of all social enterprise initiatives, property management for affordable housing and strategic planning for the Ministries.

Brian served as Chair on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Tampa YMCA, is a member of the Real Estate Investment Council (REIC) of Tampa Bay and serves on the Leadership Council of Hyde Park United Methodist Church.

Evjen earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law.  Brian and his wife Monica reside in South Tampa with their 2 children.




Christine Long - Senior Programs Officer

Christine Long joined Metropolitan Ministries in 1993 as a transition counselor and has expanded her leadership into every area of our client care. She was most recently promoted to Senior Programs Officer in 2011.

Christine has provided key leadership for the Programs team and is responsible for ensuring the Ministries’ compassion, innovation, and continuous improvement by responding effectively and proactively to the changes in the community. Annually, over 50,000 families in four counties are cared for by her team’s expertise and compassion.

She serves on the Board for the Florida Coalition for the Homeless and has been an active member of the Hillsborough and Pasco County Homeless Coalitions serving in many capacities, including the Board of Directors for 6 years, Secretary on the Executive Committee and chairing several committees and sub-committees throughout the years. Christine serves on the Hillsborough County Emergency Food and Shelter Board, the inaugural board of Tampa Bay Area Network to End Hunger, is a member of Hillsborough County Schools Health Advisory Council and Hillsborough Community College Advisory Board for the Human Services Department.

Long earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of South Florida and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University.  Christine and her husband Jerry reside in the Brandon area. They have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.


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