Staff Spotlight: February Love Stories — Tim & Candace Burrows

Candace is the Associate Vice President of Day Camp, Family Programs & Community Engagement. Tim is the Vice President of Operations and Healthy Living.

Candace and Tim met back in 2013 when they were assigned on a new project together. As they were working together, there was definitely a spark and chemistry. After spending time together, they began dating.

After a year of dating, Tim and Candace were engaged and will celebrate their eight year wedding anniversary this coming May. Their wedding was truly a Y wedding. The First Coast YMCA CEO Eric Mann officiated the wedding; the marketing team designed all the signage; the Y’s accountant was the DJ, a few other Y staff were the day-of wedding planners and the engagement photo and rehearsal party were hosted by the Y’s Healthy Living team. More than half of the guest list were people we meet or worked with through the years at the Y. It was a magical evening full of so much love and always lots of laughter. 

Tim and Candace truly found their community at the Y. 

“We’ve dedicated our lives to serving people and doing good. We hope pass this along to our sweet kiddos, Lincoln and Willow. Plus, we even found our fur baby, Pepper running around the Y,” says Candace.

The Burrows thank the Y everyday for finding one another! They truly have a YMCA Love Story and continue to write more chapters as it continues.