Tim & Suzie Smuck
A Little About Our Background
Tim was born on a U.S. military base in Misawa, Japan. While he grew up in different countries around the world, he spent most of his teen years in England where he graduated from a British school. Tim went on to graduate from a U.S. military high school in England before attending college. While Tim attended several colleges over the years, he is a graduate from Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science. Tim is also working on a Master of Science in Information Assurance and Security: Network Defense & Digital Forensics from Capella University and later hopers to finish a Master of Divinity: Evangelism and Church Planting from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary.
Suzie grew up in central Pennsylvania. She has an Associate of Science degree from Thaddeus Stevens College. She is also a graduate of the Joshua School where she studied Bible and Missions. She is currently working on a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Bible from Liberty University.
Both Tim & Suzie have always had a heart for missions; both independently spending time on the mission field before they met. Tim has worked in missions both short-term and long-term throughout Europe and central Asia. Suzie has been on several short-term mission’s trips to India, Nepal, Mexico, and Canada. Tim primarily used his knowledge of technology to support humanitarian aid organizations and NGO’s with satellite communications, tele-medicine, network administration, and technical support. Tim also had the opportunity to be involved with humanitarian aid/disaster relief, medical work, and evangelism in several countries. Suzie was able to use her many years of experience in child care and early childhood education to provide child care services and assist with Bible schools in several countries.
Tim and Suzie met while attending university after returning from the mission field. They moved to the Raleigh, NC where Tim was offered a job working for the State of NC. While in Raleigh, they had their son Jacob. Tim was later promoted and transferred to a location near the southern coast of NC where he was a Technical Support Specialist. Suzie was a stay-at-home mom and full-time student.
Tim likes to serve as an EMT and volunteer fire fighter whenever possible; he would like to volunteer here in Soldotna, Alaska, if they become fully funded career missionaries. Tim’s other interests include photography, travel, movies, aviation, and being involved in the church and community. Suzie enjoys crafts, cooking, photography, travel, and teaching preschool.
Jacob is 2 ½ and loves to run and play outside! He is probably the most outgoing and social person of the family; he loves being around other kids. He seems to love airplanes and fire trucks. Jacob loves to explore how things work; sometimes he chooses to look at how toys work instead of just playing with them. We can't wait to see how he continues to grow, learn, and explore new things!