EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth of a seven-part series profiling the women chosen as the 2007 Women of Distinction by the Heart of Texas Girl Scout Council.

By Candace Cooksey Fulton — Brownwood Bulletin

Kit Timmins is involved in dozens of church and community activities and has at least that many hobbies and interests.

In nominating Timmins to be honored as a Woman of Distinction, Martha McDaniel, president of the Brownwood Garden Culture Club wrote, “She is a wife, mother, grandmother; a ranch woman, business entrepreneur, English and art teacher; Biblical scholar and teacher; artist, designer, stained glass restorer and photographer; outdoors woman, who especially enjoys hiking, wildflower gardening and identification; a nature enthusiast, golfer and bridge player.”

But Timmins said at the core of all she does, is how she can be of service to the Lord.

“I believe, in Christ, we can do all things,” Timmins said. An explanation of how she seeks to walk in faith, Timmins said, comes from a favorite Biblical passage — Ephesians 2: 8-10.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. … For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Timmins has lived “30 plus” years in Brown County. She and husband Jay are the parents to a grown son, James, and James and his wife, who live in Cedar Park, are the parents to 14-month-old Sam. Though Timmins loves and enjoys all of her roles, she said, being a grandmother is truly special.

“It’s so exciting to see my son teaching his son,” Timmins said. “Our job as mature Christians is to teach our children so they can teach their children.”

Timmins credits her parents for developing in her the sense of service and community she has.

“As far as doing things, I think my mother was most influential,” Timmins said. “She would take me by the hand and we would collect for the March of Dimes. She was my Brownie and Girl Scout leader.”

But Timmins said her love of making things, her artistic bend and her love of the out-of-doors are more her father’s bend.

“We were very fortunate to have them both, involved in our lives, teaching us, helping us, leading us,” Timmins said.

Though most of her growing up years were spent in Southern California, Timmins family moved to Midland when she was in high school and she graduated there. She studied fine arts at Texas Tech and graduated from Howard Payne University.

She is Episcopalian and a longtime member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, where she is a prayer reader, Bible study director and coordinates the meals delivery program for the church.

“Kit Timmins enjoys life,” wrote McDaniel. “She loves learning, teaching and giving unselfishly to her family, church and community.”