Timothy Khoo has worked closely with Ron Nikkel since he joined Prison Fellowship International in 1989. This 24-year mentorship has prepared Khoo for the day he would assume the role of president and CEO of PFI.
Nikkel, who praises Khoo for his passion, vision and experience, recommended Khoo as his successor, upon stepping down in 2013, and PFI’s Board of Directors unanimously approved. No outside search was conducted.
A third-generation prison worker, Khoo joined PFI as training director. He served as executive vice president for more than a decade and also supervised PFI’s Institute for Leadership Formation (ILF). Based in PFI’s Singapore office, the ILF trains and assists the organization’s national leaders with leadership and management skills.
Khoo will remain based in Singapore, his native country, working in concert with PFI operations based in Washington, D.C.
He was ordained to the deaconate of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore in 2003, and in 2013 was ordained to the priesthood.
Before joining PFI, he was the Chief Management Trainer from 1986-89 in the Management Education Branch of the Ministry of Defence in Singapore.
Khoo graduated with highest honors from Oral Roberts University in the United States with a double major in Psychology and Theology and a minor in Business Administration. In 1985, he was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, a distinction granted to those who display character, scholarship and leadership.
Timothy will be one of the guest speakers at the International Prison Chaplains Conference to be held in Sydney, Australia September 19-24, 2015.