Tom is a Presbyterian Church (USA) minister, a former pastor, seminary administrator and regional executive. Prior to his theological training from Fuller Seminary, Tom was an artillery officer in the United States Army Europe. He is also a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and San Francisco Theological Seminary where he received his Doctor of Ministry. Tom is passionate about the church and other faith communities' constructive involvement in the public arena, including affordable housing, quality libraries and public schools. Tom and his wife Sandy live in San Bernardino with their eleven-year-old daughter, Bethany.