Pastor Tim Werking
Tim Werking and his wife Ramona have been married since 2016. Tim spent most of his life living in Columbus, Ohio. From a young age, he discovered a passion for playing the piano, studying the Bible, and making people laugh. At the age of 14, he received a personal call to ministry from the Lord which later led him to study at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Tim graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries. Throughout his teen and college years, Tim was very involved in urban evangelism and outreach, small group leadership, worship ministry and apologetics. He had the opportunity to help lead a county jail ministry and after graduation also assisted with preaching and leading worship at a Spanish speaking church plant.
Ramona spent the first half of her life in her home country of Romania. She had a very successful career in the banking industry working for Bank of America as a manager and consultant. After a powerful encounter with the Lord, He led her to leave the banking industry and her successful career in Portland, Oregon behind, and chart a new path in the medical field. She temporarily relocated to Phoenix, AZ to attend school to become a certified Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (ultrasound technician). It was during this time that Tim and Ramona met online through a Christian dating website. After months of long-distance dating via Skype (and a couple of cross-country flights), they fell in love and got married in Columbus, Ohio.
The Lord led Tim and Ramona to move to Arizona in the summer of 2017 and just a few months later they discovered Two Rivers Church. After their first visit, they knew they had found their new home. Soon after, Tim joined the worship team and later helped co-lead a small group for young married couples. In October of 2019 he received an invitation to officially join Two Rivers staff as the full-time College and Career Pastor. Tim and Ramona have a passion for helping people to encounter the saving, healing and transforming power of Jesus. Tim is so honored to work alongside such an amazing staff of world-changing followers of Christ!