Timothy Nockels was the first of Father John Baptist Ormechea’s victims to come forward and the only one to do so publicly. Thanks to his bravery, at least seven more victims followed.
Timothy Nockels has worked in financial futures for 32 years, working his way up from floor runner at the Chicago Board of Trade to his current status as President and Owner of Pure Soul, Inc. There, he advises Morgan Stanley on the pricing and execution of Euro Dollar options and trades on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Tim also serves as the President of the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County Foundation and as program leader for its core services of providing athletic, theatrical, and equine therapeutic services to children and adults with autism and Down Syndrome. He is known as Coach Tim by many and was awarded “He’s the Best Dad,” by his small suburban town’s local newspaper.
Timothy Nockels was the first of Father John Baptist Ormechea’s victims to come forward and the only one to do so publicly. Thanks to his bravery, at least seven more victims followed. Shortly after completion of an investigation of Tim’s and other victims' charges by the office of the Cook County State’s Attorney, which deemed all allegations credible, Father Ormechea was removed from public ministry. The Book of Timothy: The Devil, My Brother, and Me is the collective product of his sister and he -- Tim had to live it. Joan had to write it -- that began with a promise to bring accountability to Ormechea, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Passionist religious order.
Tim and his wife Lisa live in Vernon Hills, Illinois. They are raising two teenage boys, Hunter and Cody. Their eldest starts college at the University of Missouri this fall. Unlike his sister Joan, he is not a diehard Cubs fan. Go White Sox.