Kathy, Tim and Erik

Primary ministry focus
Tim will work with churches in the U.S. and abroad to facilitate biblical learning among Asians, with a special emphasis on ministering to Asian men. He desires to see the Lord create a hunger among men to take the lead in knowing and living out God’s word in their families and communities, wherever they are.

Our story
Tim grew up in Indiana and joined the military when he was 21. Kathy grew up in Jinan, China. Their son, Erik, was born in China but grew up in the U.S., so he is all American. They call Texas home, having lived in Tallahassee, Fla., and in Austin, San Antonio and Boerne, Texas. They currently live in Austin.

Tim trusted Christ through the evangelistic outreach of a military mission church on Okinawa in 1973. Kathy came to know Christ through the lay ministry of English as a Second Language teachers in her college in China in 1991.

Tim is a retired Army intelligence officer, Chinese linguist and IT user advocate (business analyst) for new systems development. He has worked in information security for the Texas Department of State Health Services since 2011. Kathy is a CPA employed by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency similar to FDIC for credit unions. She also worked at the Texas Education Agency and in the banking industry in both the U.S. and China.

Kathy enjoys gardening and raising ducks and chickens. She also collects coins/currency and stamps. Tim enjoys hunting, and learning new phrases in other languages. Kathy speaks Mandarin; Tim and Erik speak some Mandarin. They lived in Shekou, China for 1 ½ years before coming to the U.S. in 2001. They all enjoy golf and traveling to new places.

The Hansons learned about Entrust through Entrust’s Dwight and Sandi Ekholm. During a furlough in the U.S. the Ekholms joined the Hansons’ life group at their church in Austin. As a result, Dwight connected Tim with Entrust CEO David Goodman, and through that meeting, God opened the door for Tim to serve with Entrust in the U.S. and Asia.

Tim is amazed God would permit him to be a part of the Entrust team. He looks forward to working together with Entrust, with excitement and expectation for what God is doing to change lives around the world.



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