“I am excited for the possibilities of First Presbyterian Church in Elk Rapids. I have known this church a long time and it has been pleasure to see first hand its strength of heart for ministry and mission of Jesus Christ in this beautiful community in Northwestern Michigan.”
Tom has served the Presbyterian Church USA for 38 years, in churches in Plymouth, MI; Lake Geneva, WI; Harbor Springs, MI and Grand Haven, MI where he retired from Call/Installed Ministry and entered the field of Interim Ministry. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Alma College, Master of Divinity through Duke Divinity School and McCormick Theological Seminary; and Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. Tom has been married to Martha for 36 years. They recently moved back to Harbor Springs, MI, where he served for 18 years. Tom and Martha have two married children and three grandchildren living in Michigan and Virginia. He enjoys their family cabin on the Au Sable River where he has fly fished for 40 years and he is an active private pilot.