Tom Nelson

Tom Nelson earned a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Liz, moved to Kansas City in 1989 to begin Christ Community Church, where he has served as senior pastor since. Tom was ordained by the EFCA in 1992, and has served the EFCA on the Midwest District Board, the national Ministerial Association Board, and the Board of Regents of Trinity International University.

Tom is also president of Made to Flourish, a nationwide pastors’ network for the common good, where he provides overall strategic direction and is a regular speaker and facilitator. Tom is the author of Five Smooth Stones: Discovering the Path to Wholeness of Soul, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Design for the Church, Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship with Monday Work and The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity. The Nelsons reside in Leawood, Kansas, and have two adult children, Schaeffer and Sarah.