Bro. Tim Sucher, O.F.M is a professed religious in the Franciscan Order of the Province of St. John the Baptist, Cincinnati, OH. He professed his first vows in 1976 and final vows in 1985.
Bro. Tim earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from Duns Scotus College Seminary, Southfield, Michigan in 1977. He studied theology at St. Leonard Seminary, Centerville, OH, The University of Dayton, and Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. From 1978-1981, he served on the faculty of Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, IN. From 1985 until 1990, He was the live-in manager of St. Vincent Hotel for the Homeless in Dayton, OH. He was the Director of Franciscan students preparing for final vows and ministry from 1990-1996. During this time, he also served on the faculty of Catholic Theological Union, a graduate school of ministry, as the Director of Field Education. In 1996, He was transferred to St. Christine Church, an inner-city parish, in Detroit, MI where he served as the Pastoral Associate and Outreach Director until 2004. He came to Cincinnati, OH in 2005 where he was named the Guardian of St. Francis Seraph Friary, the Administrator of St. Francis Seraph Ministries which includes St. Francis Seraph Church, St. Francis Seraph School, a soup Kitchen, a hospitality center for homeless people (Canticle Café), a women’s empowerment program (Sarah Center), and a lunch bag program for day laborers.
During his time at St. Francis Seraph Bro. Tim is responsible for establishing a 501-C3 for all the outreach ministries once sponsored by the parish. St. Francis Seraph Ministries is a sponsored ministry of the Franciscan Province and is governed by a board of directors. This ensures the continuation of the Franciscan charism as well as financial stability.
He currently is the Guardian of St. Francis Seraph Friary.