Tom grew up in Western Michigan (Go Orchard View!!) and currently lives in Whitehall with his wife Robin. He has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Tom graduated from Taylor University in 1980 with a BS in Business. Before joining his father in family business, Tom spent time with the home missions of the Baptist General Conference, the UAW, fast food, Carriage House Apartments, 84 Lumber and K Mart. He has also earned insurance industry designations CIC, CLU, CASL and LUTCF. He likes to fish, kayak, hunt, hike (backpack) and RUN (kind of jog now). He has a passion for kid's ministries and currently is involved with Awana and Children's Church at Whitehall Evangelical Covenant Church.