Tom coordinates the college’s entire development program and spends a great deal of his time visiting with current and prospective financial partners who share an interest in assisting the college meet its mission of educating students to be salt and light in their chosen careers. After completing an associate degree at Rochester College in 1980, Tom continued his studies at Oklahoma Christian University. With a double major in computer science and chemistry, he began a 15-year career as both a systems engineer and a marketing manager. He spent the next 15 years of his career as minister of the Petoskey Church of Christ, during which time he served on the board of Rochester College and completed a master’s degree in New Testament Preaching. Tom returned to Rochester College as an employee in August 2011, desiring to combine his passion for marketing and fund raising with Christian mission.