FFRF Member Tim Earl has given three secular invocations. He lives in Portage, Mich., with his wife and two daughters, ages 6 and 9. After leaving the Navy as a lieutenant commander in 2004, Tim eventually settled in Michigan in 2006 and started work as a fire safety consultant. He’s a member of the city of Portage’s Park Board. In 2011, he asked the Portage City Council to stop prayers. The council did not agree but has invited him to present an annual secular invocation, which he has done since 2012.