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Timothy Khoo


Timothy Khoo is a Trainer at ROHEI with a background in prison training, leadership, and missions.

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Timothy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship International (PFI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. He joined PFI from the Ministry of Defense where he held the appointment of Chief Management Trainer in the Management Education Branch.

Timothy graduated Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors) from Oral Roberts University in the United States with a double major in Psychology and Theology and a minor in Business Administration. He was listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1985, a distinction conferred on those who have displayed character, scholarship and leadership.

Timothy is the third generation in the Khoo family to serve in prison ministry, and the fourth generation of ordained clergy. Timothy is ordained as a Priest in the Anglican Diocese of Singapore and currently serves as Missionary Priest.

I believe that ROHEI is poised to make a significant impact across Singapore society. Its ethos of creating inspired learning experiences is not only a mantra, it is a reality lived out in and through the staff every single day. ​

Volunteering in prison ministry for almost 30 years has enabled Timothy to witness life from the 'other side of the tracks' and from the darkest corners of society. He subscribes to the maxim that 'prisons are a crime against the future' if those incarcerated are not successfully reintegrated back into their families and communities.​

Timothy has two children, Elizabeth and Timothy. He believes raising children, in his case an adult and teen, is about stewardship and not ownership. Empowerment and encouragement to free emerging young men and women to live out their full potential without conditions or expectations.

Timothy describes his family's experience as three generations in prison serving three life consecutive life sentences: 2015 marks the centenary of his family's service in prison: Tim's grand-dad, dad, and himself.