Scott Gunn and Tim Schenck serve as the self-appointed Lent Madness Supreme Executive Committee (an appropriately arrogant title considering they first met as members of the now-defunct Board of Governors of the now-defunct newspaper Episcopal Life). Tim handles the overall administrator/editor-in-chief role while Scott takes care of technology and marketing. Since Tim is the founder of Lent Madness, he insisted that his bio be listed first. Unfortunately, since Scott also has the password, this may change.
Scott and Tim both consider one another to be their online archnemesis. Lent Madness will likely do nothing to change this but hope, like Easter, springs eternal.
The Rev. Tim Schenck is rector of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, Massachusetts, on the South Shore of Boston. He is the author of four books full of humor and faith including most recently Father Tim’s Church Survival Guide (Morehouse 2015) and Dust Bunnies in the Basket: Finding God in Lent & Easter (Forward Movement 2015). Tim writes a monthly syndicated column for Gatehouse Media titled “In Good Faith.” When he’s not tending to his parish, drinking coffee, or blogging at Clergy Confidential, he’s likely hanging out with his family that includes his wife Bryna, two sons Benedict (17) and Zachary (16), his dog Delilah, and a ferret named Mimi. Friend him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @FatherTim. Mimi the ferret has her own Twitter presence, although Tim’s “friends” have not given him the password so Mimi’s sole aim in life is to troll Tim on Twitter.
The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn is a geek of both the church and of technology. He serves as the executive director of Forward Movement in Cincinnati, Ohio, whose mission is to inspire disciples and empower evangelists. Scott is also a Deputy to the Episcopal Church’s General Convention, the ultimate achievement for serious church geeks. Along with the Rev. Melody Shobe, he has written an introduction to Christianity, Faithful Questions: Exploring the Way with Jesus. Though Scott is happily married and the proud owner of a dog named George, he will never, ever have a ferret at home. His blog is Seven whole days, where you’ll read church rants and raves, thoughts about technology, and random musings. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, flickr, or LinkedIn. Scott’s dog George also is online, so follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to see the world through the eyes of a yellow lab.
As members of the Supreme Executive Committee, Scott and Tim have many fascinating conversations both online and in-person (only when absolutely necessary). These interactions almost always involve coffee since they tend to bore one another with tedious commentary about liturgical minutiae and the relative merits of various saints.
In this photo, taken after a particularly intense meeting of the Supreme Executive Committee, Scott and Tim appear to be sick of one another as they discuss St. Dymphna, patron saint of madness.