Tom is an ordained Christian Reformed Pastor who has served four congregations. Tom has been serving as a Chaplain since 2012. Tom has a Master of Divinity Degree from Calvin Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tom is also a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. Tom is a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains and is a graduate of the Police & Fire Chaplains Academy held at the Washington State Criminal Justice Academy in Burien. Tom has also completed training in Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management. Tom previously worked as a hospital and hospice chaplain, is a published author on the subject of crisis ministry and has operated a counseling practice for several years beginning in 2001. Tom is married to his wonderful wife (Marilyn) and resides in Longview.