Church Staff

Let us introduce you to our church staff:


The Reverend Tim Schaefer, Pastor

Tim Schaefer has served as pastor of First Baptist Church since November 2020. Prior to relocating to Wisconsin, he served as Minister to Youth at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, TX, where he was ordained in early 2019. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University and a Master of Divinity degree, as well as, a degree certificate in Gender and Sexual Justice from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.

In addition to fulfilling his pastoral duties at First Baptist Church, Tim currently serves on several area boards, including the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Board of Managers and the board of The Crossing Campus Ministry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Tim and his husband, John W. Duncan, reside on the far west side of Madison with their two rescue dogs, Dolce and Makea. In their free time, they enjoy exploring area parks and traveling together.

Rev. Tim Schaefer

Ted Reinke, Organist

Ted Reinke

Youngjoo Hong, Music Director
Youngjoo Hong, soprano, is dynamic in concert, and teaching fields. Along with her interpretation of standard repertoire, Youngjoo is a passionate performer and advocate of contemporary and early music. She holds music education degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (BM), voice performance master’s degree also from the University of Wisconsin Madison (MM). In 2019 Youngjoo performed her solo voice recital in Seoul and Pusan, South Korea.  Before Youngjoo entered master’s program in UW – Madison, she taught general music and choral music in Middleton Cross plains Area School District. As a church choir director, Youngjoo has served in Korean Catholic Community mass at St. Paul University Center.  Youngjoo maintains a private voice studio and is a member of the voice and piano faculty at Harmony Conservatory of Music in Waunakee.

Youngjoo Hong

Youngjoo Hong

Blanca Salazar James, Administrative Secretary

Blanca Salazar James

Nancy Moore, Bookkeeper

Nancy has been the church bookkeeper since mid-2011.  Before that, she was treasurer of the First Baptist Church of White Plains, NY, from the mid-1990s thru June 2009, financial secretary there for most of the time from 1975 thru June 2009, and treasurer of the church’s Child Care Center from 1981 to 1991 (its entire existence).  She retired from Verizon in 2002, where she worked on the billing system for New York Telephone.  She sponsors five children around the world through ChildFund International; her hobbies include birdwatching, stamp collecting, and genealogy.

Nancy Moore

Nancy Moore