Timothy J. Nielsen

Executive Director of the Center for Evangelical Catholicism


Timothy (T.J.) Nielsen, Executive Director of the CEC, holds a BA in history from Hillsdale College and and an MA in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. T.J., who grew up in Arizona, moved to Upstate South Carolina to attend graduate school at Clemson University and then taught history and theology for five years in Catholic schools in Greenville. In July 2013 he became the Director of Christian Formation at St Mary's Church in Greenville, South Carolina, where he and his wife, Alycia, live with their five children. T.J. is a lay member of the Dominican Order and co-founded the CEC, where he is responsible for directing its operations and coordinating its programs and conferences.