Tim Bassett, Spiritual Director

Get to know Tim

Nothing brings me more joy than having the opportunity to point people to Jesus. In Him, humanity finds the answers to life’s deepest questions. Who am I? What am I here for? These questions, whether we are 8 yrs old or 80, come from the deep, deep waters of our souls. Navigating those waters requires a clear heart, a clear mind, the Holy Spirit, and a trustworthy brother or sister in Christ to journey with us. Proverbs 20:5 says, “The purposes of a man’s heart are like deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.”  This is the work of spiritual direction–journeying with those who are navigating the deep waters of their soul in an effort to draw out what is of God and what is not. As Eugene Peterson once said, “Spiritual direction is the act of paying attention to God, calling attention to God, being attentive to God in a person or circumstances or situation.” 


The work that I do as a Christian Spiritual Director is a form of pastoral care. It is not professional counseling or psychotherapy. My help is for Christians, but it is also for those who, without having a personal relationship with God, sense God at work in their lives and long to discover what He has to say about who they are and what their purpose is in life. 


I grew up in Upper Michigan and I love the outdoors. I love to hunt, fish, hike, bike, and camp. I’m a husband to the most amazing wife, and a father of three wild, beautiful, little souls. As former college athletes, when my wife and I aren’t working or wrangling our kids, we can usually be found doing something active and competitive together.  



Although I have worked with people in many different situations, I have particular experience and expertise in the following areas. That being said, I look forward to hearing your unique story and situation wherever it is you find yourself right now.

Identity and Purpose

Temptation, Discernment, and Spiritual Warfare

K-12 Mentoring and Coaching


Death and Grief

Ministry Identity and Purpose

Spiritual Rhythms & Disciplines

Spiritual Direction


Education and Experience

  • MA in Spiritual Formation & Soul Care from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • Certified Prepare & Enrich Premarital & Marriage Facilitation
  • Certified Set Free Ministries Facilitator
  • BA in English K-8 Elementary Education Certification
  • 5+ years Camp Director & Head of Staff Spiritual Development
  • 5+ years Pastoral Experience
  • 5+ years Sports Coach (and former College Athlete)