Tom was appointed as senior pastor of Fountain City UMC in July 2018. Throughout his 30+ years in Holston Conference, his wife, Jonna, has been a very supportive and active partner. They have two grown children, William, of Christiansburg, Virginia, and Emily of Knoxville. Tom and Jonna describe themselves as United Methodist to the core. They first met when Jonna was employed by Cokesbury Bookstore in Knoxville. “I went in looking for youth material and walked out with a wife,” Tom says. “There were a few details in between.”
Tom is convinced the Church still has influence and relevancy for our community and world. He believes the Church is not a building but a people: “Wherever we are, there the Church is.” He continues to grow in his understanding of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit sending and equipping us to do that which is bigger than ourselves.
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