Dr. Bartel holds a PhD in Divinity from the University of St. Andrews and a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from Seattle Pacific University. His essays and poems have appeared in Christianity and Literature, Notes & Queries, Pilgrimage, Saint Katherine Review, and Windhover. Timothy’s academic specialty is the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and he is the author Glimpses of Her Father’s Glory: Deification and Divine Light in Longfellow’s “Evangeline” (Wipf & Stock, 2019). Timothy has also published three collections of poems, including Aflame But Unconsumed (Kelsay Books, 2019), and Arroyos: Sijo and Other Poems (Mariscat Press, 2015), which was named a “Book of 2015” by the Scottish Poetry Library. He is one of the founding faculty members of The College at The Saint Constantine School, helping shape the writing and literature curriculum.
In his free time, Timothy designs chapbooks and paints miniatures. Though his first love is poetry, he is not above reading Star Wars and Warhammer novels for fun. Timothy and his wife Hope have three children: Gwen, Roman, and Nina. They attend St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston.