After serving with Habitat for Humanity in the slums of India and marrying Aruna in 1996, a native of Hubli, Tim and Aruna felt God’s call to work with disabled children in the Hubli area. They founded Operation Equip India (St. Francis Trust) as a joint initiative of Joni and Friends and Act Beyond to minister to children, youth, and women with disability and their families. Through the Swauger’s leadership, Equip India has since grown to a staff of 45 Indian nationals serving over 1,500 people annually.
In April 2014, Tim was appointed Equip Asia’s full-time International President/CEO. In July 2015, Tim and his family relocated from India to the United states to begin promoting the work among individuals and foundations in the USA.
The Swauger’s have a daughter, Megan and the family reside in Wheaton, IL. Tim has a BA in Business/Biblical Studies (Houghton College), an MA in Intercultural Studies (Wheaton Graduate School), and an MBA in NGO Management (Hope International University).