After attending Oklahoma State University majoring in Graphic Design and Architecture; Tom traveled to Key West, Florida to work for The Salvation Army as an assistant pastor. In 1996 Tom graduated seminary college from The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Atlanta, Ga with Minister of Religion degree. He also attended Trevecca Nazarene University and studied Pastoral Care, and Pastoral Management.
In his teens, Tom worked for The Salvation Army as a camp counselor at Camp Heart O'Hills in Oklahoma which is owned by The Salvation Army. After receiveing his degree he was appointed as the youth pastor in Panama City, Fl. In 1998 he was appointed to the Harbor Light Program in Orlando, Fl a long term men's shelter for rehabilition for drugs and alcohol.
Tom and his wife Tracey, were pastors of The Salvation Army of Oconee County in Seneca, SC for 5 years before being transferred to Havre de Grace in 2008 to pastor The Salvation Army which oversees Harford and Cecil Counties.
Tracey graduated from West Liberty State College and has graduate classes from West Virginia University. She was Chief Operations Officer of a successful real estate and apprials firm before entering The Salvation Army College for Officers Training.
Tom is a member of Seneca Masonic Lodge A.F.& A.M, MENSA, Rotary and Lions Clubs. Tom and Tracey live in Havre de Grace with their two children.