Prior to coming to Worthington Presbyterian Church in 2015, Tom was the senior pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church in Royal Oak, MI for 11 years. Ordained in 1994, he served congregations in Illinois and Michigan as associate pastor. During his to early calls Tom was well regarded in the PC(USA) for his skills in, and knowledge of, youth ministry. He has led mission trips to Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and Honduras.

Tom holds degrees from Harvard University (B.A.), Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv.), and Columbia Theological Seminary (DMin.).

Tom grew up around Rochester NY so he knows his way around winter. He is married to Betsy Rice, whom he met in seminary, and they have two sons – Daniel, who is a mechanical engineer in Columbus, and Andrew, who is currently a student at Davidson College in NC. Despite his outward demeanor that is quite reminiscent of Fred Rogers, Tom is fiercely competitive in pretty much every sport and board game.