Founder and President of Marion Medical Mission is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary. In the 1960s, he worked with Albert Schweitzer for 2 months in Africa, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in voter registration drives, and spent time with Palestinian refugees in Jerusalem, and worked in a Kibbutz in Israel. In the 1970s, he developed and built low income housing projects in 10 southern Illinois towns. In 1985, he co-founded Marion Medical Mission with his wife, Jocelyn, and has been a driving force behind the organization’s success of providing 2.4 million people with clean water.

Fun Fact: in 2000, Tom was in a car accident that crushed his left hip, punctured a lung, and broke 7 ribs. Fourteen months later he climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for the second time.