Tim Mason graduated from Moorhead State University in Minnesota with a Bachelor or Arts in Biology. He then graduated from Luther Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, earning his Master of Divinity Degree. During seminary he served as an intern at St. Paul's International Lutheran Church in Tokyo, Japan from 1989 to 1990.
As a pastor and missionary, Tim has worked in Japan since 1991. As Senior Pastor of Kakegawa Kikugawa Lutheran Church in rural Shizuoka, Japan, working in a totally Japanese setting, Tim organized worship & music, education, counseling, administration, social ministries and totally rebuilt the sanctuary and parsonage. He also worked with the troubled youth at the Denmark Farm and the Special Senior Care Center in Fukuroi, Japan. Tim also served at Meito Christ International Lutheran Church in Nagoya, Japan. Tim has been a board member on the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Association.
Tim is married to wife Yuriko. They have two sons, Andrew and Kai. Their hobbies include sailing, scuba diving, music, skiing and kite flying.