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Tim Heishman is the Advocacy Teams trainer for FCNL. He provides training for newly formed Advocacy Teams and offers ongoing support and additional training to existing teams. Tim also supports regional anchors and statewide coordinators within the Advocacy Teams network.

Before coming to FCNL, Tim worked as a pastor, camp program director, and denominational conference planner in the Church of the Brethren. He holds degrees in History and Biblical Studies from Eastern Mennonite University and a Master of Divinity from Bethany Theological Seminary.

As a fourth-generation conscientious objector to war, Tim comes from a family deeply committed to working for peace and justice. The stories from peacemakers in his family inspired him to continue this important work in his life. He is passionate about supporting grassroots advocates working for peace and justice through the legislative process.

Originally from Harrisburg, PA and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tim now lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.