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Monthly Speaker Luncheon - Timothy R. Busch, JD, CPA - Napa Institute

  • 05/18/2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Advanced Depositions, 17752 Sky Park Circle, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92614

Timothy R. Busch, JD, CPA

Tim will speak to STMSOC about Napa Institute, formed to help Catholic leaders face the challenges posed in the "next America" - to continue the work of the Apostles and their successors, the Bishops, heeding Christ's call for ongoing evangelization. 


By leading participants to a deeper understanding of the truth behind the faith, the Napa Institute emboldens Catholics to live and defend their faith with a peaceful confidence that is borne out of sold formation, fellowship, and spiritual enrichment.

About Tim

Tim Busch has been a practicing attorney in Orange County for the past 35 years and is the founder of The Busch Firm, specializing in high net-worth estate planning, real estate and business transactions, and tax and Religious Organization representation.  Tim is also founder and CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC a hotel development and management company which owns and manages  ten  hotels including The Meritage Collection, a new life and style collection of six  hotels found in Napa, La Jolla, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara,  Huntington Beach and Kauai.  His original business is Busch’s Markets, a  collection of 15-store specialty grocery stores, operating in Southeastern Michigan.

Tim and his wife, Steph, are extensively involved in Catholic organizations and charities. Since 1990, Tim has been an active member of Legatus, an organization for Catholic CEOs and their spouses.   In both 1994 and 2009, Legatus named him Ambassador of the Year and, in 2005, a Founder, an honor given to only four in the organization of over 2500 CEOs.    Tim is a member of the Orange County and San Juan Chapters.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Development Committee of the Christ Cathedral Corporation in the Diocese of Orange.

Tim is a co-founder of the Magis Institute with Fr Robert Spitzer, S.J.  Magis administers the Reason and Faith Center using modern astrophysics to prove the existence of God. In 2010, Tim was given the “First Leadership Award” by Magis Institute and Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.  In 2011, Tim Busch and Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. co-founded the Napa Institute which is an annual intellectual apostolic conferences preparing Catholics for the Next America.

In 1992, Tim and Steph co-founded St. Anne School in Laguna Niguel where Tim served as Chairman and CEO for 18 years.  St. Anne, now a private Roman Catholic school under the Diocese of Orange, has grown from its humble beginnings with 140 students, to over 850 students today.  Their son, Garrett, graduated from St. Anne in 2001 and their daughter, Mackenzie, graduated in 2004.  

To continue the tradition of spreading Catholic education, Tim and Steph co-founded JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano.  JSerra opened in September 2003 with 160 students and today,  enjoys an enrollment of over 1,200..  

Tim, age 61, was born in Michigan and relocated to sunny California in 1982 upon meeting his wife, Steph, with whom he has been married for 30 years.  They have two children, Garrett, age 28, married to Betsy O'Neill, and Mackenzie, age 26, married to Collin Vath.  Garrett graduated from University of Notre Dame with both a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurship and an M.B.A. in Financial Investment. Kenzie graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Health from Kaplan University.  Garrett is the CEO of Trinitas Cellars, LLC, the family winery, and Kenzie works for Pacific Hospitality Group, LLC.

In 1998, Tim was the founding chairman of Boy Scout Troop #872, sponsored by St. Timothy Catholic Church.  Garrett, along with seven other boys, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Tim also serves on Boards for The Catholic University of America, The Catholic University of America Board of Visitors for the School of  Business and Economics (chair), Papal Foundation, Magis Institute, Napa Institute (Chair),   the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame and JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, CA (Chair).  Tim enjoys traveling, golfing in Indian Wells, and fine wine.  In 2002, his passion for wine led him to found Trinitas Cellars, LLC, now located in Napa, CA. Tim is part-owner and member of the Board of the Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert, CA.   He is also a member of the Reserve CC in Indian Wells, CA, Newport Beach Country Club, Pacific Club Newport Beach and Balboa Bay Club.

The Busches primarily reside in Nellie Gail Ranch, Laguna Hills, CA and enjoy a second residence at the Reserve Country Club in Indian Wells, CA.

YOUR SUGGESTED DONATION of $15.00 helps cover lunch and the expenses associated with our mission of serving the legal community. 


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