Don’t take my word for it… here is what some friends and colleagues have to say about my work:
Tim Schraeder is a walking oxymoron. Self-taught in media, his professional skills and savvy are of such high caliber that he could teach the eld in academia. An online personality that people seek out and trust, he is enormously personable ofine and gracious face-to- face. A master of current media forms, he is excited and energized by what the future will bring and the unlearning it will require. He is a natural team player and thrives in community.
— Leonard Sweet
best-selling author and senior professor at Drew University
My respect for Tim as a communications professional is matched only by my respect for him as a genuinely decent human being. I have watched and worked with him in various circumstances over the past eight years and am continually amazed at his capacity for establishing rapport and advocating human engagement. He not only learns and leverages best practices in traditional communication mediums, but also takes the lead in adding value to others through emerging social platforms—personal, professional, individual and corporate. He has a rare emotional intelligence and ability to work with people at all levels and industries which makes him so successful at disarming distrust in groups, diffusing emotional filters and bringing out the best in other.The ingredients that define Tim as a cream of the crop communications professional include an ego-less hard work ethic, honesty, authenticity, strategy, intellect, relational insight, collaboration and continuous curiosity.
I look forward to every opportunity to working with Tim Schraeder and would recommend him only to the most exceptional church teams —his impact is not to be wasted
— Kem Meyer
Director of Communications, Granger Community Church
Tim Schraeder is an exceptional thought leader in the realm of church communications. He is a total self-starter who is able to wear many different hats. His winsome, upbeat personality and outgoing nature help him naturally connect with anyone he comes in contact with. He’s service oriented while being very technologically motivated. He’s a total team player and would be an excellent addition to any team that wishes to intentionally reach people while leveraging new media.
— Cynthia Ware
Over the past six years I’ve known Tim, I have continued to be impressed with his growth, development and ability to understand the most effective way to communicate with his audience.
During his time leading communications at Park Community Church, he not only led the staff in new ways of thinking but his industry peers as well. He has boldly changed what previously had been considered sacred cows because it t with the needs of his audience. Tim quickly became known as an innovator in communications—not for innovation’s sake, but because these new ideas made sense.
Tim’s easy-going personality is his secret weapon. He’s patient, listens, and takes everything in stride. It doesn’t take long before his point of view seems to be the obvious choice. His passion for the church is evident in every undertaking I’ve seen him take on. He works hard and is an extremely bright thinker. I believe he is just scratching the surface of his potential and any organization would be lucky to have him.
— Dawn Nicole Baldwin
Founder, Lead Strategist AspireOne
As Tim’s friend and colleague, it’s been fascinating to watch him emerge as one of the leading professionals in church communications. Here’s what I’ve observed:
• Tim is an expert at building rapport through social media. He knows how to be real and professional, have fun and add value, ask interesting questions and contribute helpful answers. I trust his insight, click his links, and reply to his tweets.
• He’s a natural leader. People respond to him, not just because of the things he says and creates (which are outstanding), but because he’s genuinely and consistently nice.
• Tim knows his audience, and it serves him well. He’s learned the best ways to communicate with them and keep them interested.
• He has great instincts and ideas that have impacted the way we, as a church, communicate. I’m excited to see what’s next for Tim, and look forward to continuing to learn from him no matter where He goes!
— Lori Bailey
Director of Communications, LifeChurch.tv
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Tim for a few years and am continually impressed by each interaction with him both personally and professionally. Tim is the rare individual who is gifted in the broad expression of communications while not losing the ability to communicate to and with the individual. His insights have inspired church leaders to re-think how they are communicating.
He blends professional excellence with interpersonal aptitude in ways that are rare but much needed and appreciated. He also is able to blend traditional and cutting edge approaches to communications that seems to strike the right balance of innovation and practical. I would highly recommend Tim to any church that’s looking to reach new people in new, innovative ways. I would actually hire him myself if I could get him to commute out to the suburbs!
— Michael Gogis
Chief Financial Officer, Willow Creek Association