Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Corbley I.V. Dei
The Reverend Doctor Timothy Corbley was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood in May 1993. He is a vowed member in stability with Voluntas Dei Institute, a secular institute of Pontifical Rite. His spirituality is reflected in the five values of his religious community. He places a high priority on living in the present moment, abstaining from complaining, refraining from criticism of self and others, being of service, and being a peacemaker. His congregation requires it’s members to make five intentional acts of kindness everyday. And finally their spirituality is grounded in the Holy Eucharist, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, devotion to the Blessed Mother, reading of Sacred Scripture and silent meditation.
Fr. Timothy is a graduate of Wadhams Hall Seminary-College in Ogdensburg, New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul Seminiary School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota. Father also holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Father Timothy is a co-founder of Heart of God Hermitage, a contemplative center of spirituality near Woodland Park Colorado. He brings with him a passion for helping others to grow more deeply in their spiritual lives. When preaching, his listeners have remarked that they find his preaching inspiring and instills in them the necessity to find God in their daily lives. Moreover, Father sees the necessity to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the afflicted, as the foundation of authentic Christian Spirituality.
Finally, Fr. Timothy has ministered in a variety of settings. He has served the people of God as a pastor, hospital chaplain, teacher of pastoral care, retreat director, preacher of parish missions, and is a trained spiritual director in the Ignation tradition. Fr. Timothy’s current passion is providing spiritual guidance, pastoral care, and leadership to the faithful of Teller County Catholic Community.
Pastoral Assistant & Liturgical Coordinator
Director of Music
Director of Faith Formation
Deacon Chuck Matzker
Director of Discipleship
The Parish Pastoral Council members function as an integrated body of the faithful that forms a dynamic, consultative resource to the pastor and to Teller County Catholic Community. United as a leadership team their goal is to achieve our parish mission.
Pastoral Council activities focus on nurturing our individual and collective lives in the living Christ by:
- Actively bond parishioners into a cohesive community.
- Establishing plans, goals, and policies in collaboration with the Pastoral staff, Finance Council, and parish committee leaders to live the Gospel.
- Coordination and consistent review of the effectiveness of parish ministries, projects, processes and systems toward achieving goals, as well as recommending changes as appropriate.
- Guiding our faith community in living our Christian call to be evangelists and practice good stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.
The bishop heads the diocese and appoints a priest as pastor to serve and manage each parish community on his behalf. The pastor is ultimately responsible for all parish finances. Church Law ( Canon 1280 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law ) and diocesan norms recognize the tremendous responsibility given to pastors in the realm of parish finances. Accordingly every parish is required to have a parish finance council. The pastor is responsible for assembling the parish finance council. The parish finance council is an advisory body whose membership should include individuals skilled in finance, civil law, construction/engineering or business.
Members are appointed by the pastor. The parish finance council will:
- Assist in the preparation of the annual budget.
- Assist in monitoring financial reports and the annual budget on an ongoing (at least quarterly) basis.
- Assist the pastor in assuring that the financial statements are presented to the parish community (at least annually).
- Assist in the implementation of acceptable internal control practices including reviewing and implementing diocesan policies.
- Assist the pastor in evaluating the impact on parish finances and administration of leasing parish properties to an outside organization.