A veteran youth leader of over forty years, Tom has been blessed with the opportunity to develop approaches to youth work which have become uncommonly successful. Over the years, Tom has developed fruitful relationships with many rural churches, gaining not only a sensitivity to their needs, but a vision for ways in which God could use him and others to help meet those needs.
Tom is the founder of Rural Church Youth Ministries and works as a full-time youth ministry consultant. He offers his services without charge. The Lord provides of all expenses through those who share the vision for the ministry.
In addition, Tom is the Northwest Associate Regional Coordinator for the National Network of Youth Ministries.
RYCM has been a resource to numerous denominations and independant churches, e.g. Baptists; Conservative Baptist, S. Baptist, N. Am. Baptist, Baptist General Conf., and Am. Baptist. Presbyterian; United, PCA, and Evangelical. Methodist; United and Free, Lutheran, Assemblies of God, Church of God, Evangelical Free, Four Square, Wesleyan, Covenant, Alliance, Mennonite, Nazarene, and Christian Reformed as well as many nondenominational community churches.