Pastor Casey Brian Tinnin joined Loomis Basin Congregational Church United Church of Christ on November 14, 2016. Pastor Tinnin is passionate about being an example of progressive Christianity in western Placer County area. “My role as pastor is to empower people to take on the task of following Jesus; to be the hands, feet, and voice of God in the world.”
Pastor Tinnin was born and raised in the Manteca area. He received a B.A. from Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Washington, a Master’s in Theological Studies from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, and graduated from the Pacific School of Religion with a Master’s of Divinity in 2013. He was ordained in 2014 as a United Church of Christ Minister.
Pastor Tinnin’s broad experience includes teaching English in Bangalore, India, ministering to AIDS patients, community organizing for People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO), and serving as a Youth Minister in the United Church of Christ, ELCA Lutheran, and Presbyterian Churches. As a twenty-first century pastor, Pastor Tinnin likes to be out and about, visiting the home-bound, meeting with youth, having coffee with people in the community, and finding out where help is needed.
Pastor Casey Tinnin and his partner, Jose Martinez, enjoy traveling, cooking, and hosting friends, family, and congregants in their home. Pastor Casey and Jose look forward to welcoming new members into the congregation, and are excited about serving alongside the people of the Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ.