The Rev. Tim Runtsch is Senior Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Collins, Colo., and the current chair of the LCMS Mega-Church Conference, a coalition of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregations of at least 1,000 members. For eight years, he also served as the Ethiopia team leader for Pastoral Leadership Institute-International and travels annually to Ethiopia to offer advanced leadership training for leaders and clergy of the Ethiopia Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY).
Throughout his years in Fort Collins, Rev. Runtsch has also been involved in a wide variety of other community and church-wide efforts, including the Larimer County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Task Force. He helped lead the establishment of Project Smile, a nonprofit organization that offers free dental care to children from low-income families.