Bright Tomorrows - Reflecting the compassion of Jesus Christ to those with mental health concerns
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Bright Tomorrows Board of Directors
Bright Tomorrows Board of Directors

Tim and Nancy Reside
Tim and Nancy Reside
President and Secretary Treasurer

Tim and Nancy Reside joined the ranks of Bright Tomorrows in 2001 with Tim at that time becoming BT's Executive Director. Tim and Nancy, who have been married since 1971, are known for their clear "overcomer" message of hope and inspiration as well as for offering practical assistance to those processing responses to mental health related challenges.

Tim and Nancy are not clinicians or professional counselors, they are mental health "consumers" who since 1979 have been dealing with mental health concerns resulting from Tim's bipolar disorder. They have offered Christian faith-based peer support since June of 2001 including a peer support group begun in June of 2001 for people with bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder. Because they have not forgotten the disorientation, grief, deep sadness and anger resulting from the tsunami-like shock and awe of mental illness invading their lives, they also offer themselves as mental health "consultants."

Within these settings, Tim often functions as a mental health "coach" providing education and offering self-help training. Through the years he has developed unique self-monitoring, self-managing and self-stabilizing tools and materials while also utilizing reputable curriculum, methods and means formulated by others.

Through the years, Bright Tomorrows has increasingly become an expression of Tim & Nancy's life-story, life-work, life-ministry and life-mission. In January of 2009, Tim was installed by the BT Board as the President of Bright Tomorrows.

Tim is an ordained minister who has spent over forty years in church-related pastoral work and ministry. He has completed 108 credit hours of study in Practical Theology, inclusive of 36 hours at the doctoral level and holds an M.A. in the field.

Nancy officially joined the BT Board as Secretary-Treasurer in January of 2009 having already been integrally a part of keeping and processing the business records for several years, working together with accountant and financial consultant, Rob Sellers. In the business world, Nancy has held numerous positions which include being secretary to the president of a major church denomination, a national minister's conference secretary, a pastoral administrative assistant, and a senior administrative assistant in Human Resources with T.D. Williamson Inc. in Tulsa.

Nancy is respected for her practical wisdom and much loved for her sensitive compassion. These qualifications are in great measure attributable to her life-choice to devote herself to being a faithful wife, mother, minister's wife, caregiver—and now her favorite role, grandmother of five.
Jim Grinnell

Jim Grinnell
Vice President
JIM GRINNELL is the Vice-President of Bright Tomorrows. Jim is a pastor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He attended ORU where he obtained a Master of Divinity degree and later OSU where he also obtained a Master of Science degree in Family Relations. He is a past member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Jim also is certified as a sex therapist with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.

His specialties include marriage and pre-marital counseling, affair recovery, and treating sexual issues. Jim has served as the past president of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Tulsa chapter. Jim and his wife, Laura, have been married since 1978 and have four children and nine grandchildren.
Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson
Board Trustee
TIM PETERSON is a Bright Tomorrows Board Trustee. Tim has his master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern State University and completed a two-year post graduate program in Marriage & Family Therapy through the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences. Tim has provided Christ-centered counseling in Tulsa since 1985 in private practice and as a program director for psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment programs at three local hospitals.

He was the founding director of Rapha in Tulsa, a position he held from 1993-2001. Tim is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He currently works at Laureate Clinic where he specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression in addition to marital counseling. Tim serves on the Executive Board of the Mental Health Association in Tulsa and on the local and regional boards of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Tim and his wife, Diane, have been married since 1982 and have three sons.
Jay Hoffman

Jay Hoffman
Board Trustee
HARRY “JAY” HOFFMAN received his B.S. in Earth Science from Penn State in March of 1974 and continued at PSU in their Graduate School for Meteorology until May 1975. Jay married in July of 1975 and with his bride moved to Denver, Colorado. In 1979 he began a career in Water Treatment and has continued in that profession since moving to Tulsa in 1981. Jay has been an active volunteer in church work including the positions of Youth Leader, Church Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Bible Education Program Leader, Family Share Group Leader and a Church Board Member.

Jay was married to an exceptional woman for 30 years who went to be with the Lord in December of 2005. He attended and became one of the leaders of a Widow / Widowers Support Group at Christ United Methodist Church. God brought Deborah into his life and they were married in October of 2010. He has three children, five “GrandGirls” and two “GrandSons.”
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