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Temple Beth-El welcomes Damien Timms


Damien Timms, Temple Beth-El’s new executive director, has an extensive and diverse background.

Damien Timms

Born and raised in Australia, he began his career in ballet, but an injury changed his direction to a 25-year career in administration, finance and project management.

Damien has worked in a number of sectors including non-profit, government and many private industries: automotive, aviation, LGBT community health, mental health, human resources, oil & gas, and even running his own bakery/café. The common thread is his passion to assist others, combined with an amazing work ethic.

Most recently, Damien has served as administrator at The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah in Kansas.  He managed Synagogue programs and calendars, led daily minyanim, planned and executed B’nai Mitzvah, High Holy Days, and their Chesed program, all while supporting multiple clergy and community organizations.

Damien loves music, Star Trek (and Wars), Agatha Christie mysteries, museums, galleries, coffee, food and wine, walking (to counter the food and wine), and he can’t wait to enjoy all the outdoor activities Richmond has to offer.

Damien just celebrated his 5th marriage anniversary and 19th year with his husband, Patrick.  They have two Morkie (Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier) fur babies, Baxter and Bronson.

You can contact Damien at tbe-exdir@bethelrichmond.org.