EASA Child Case Manager
Tom is the Child Case Manager for EASA (Early Assessment and Support Alliance). He will be working with children and adults ages 12-26, who have been diagnosed with psychosis or are showing the early signs of developing psychosis. Tom’s role is to work with a team of people to help the clients navigate through the challenges that go along with this diagnosis. Early diagnosis and intervention are key elements in providing hope.
Tom received a bachelor's degree at the Montana Institute of the Bible in Lewistown, MT. He also has a Master’s Degree in Ministry through the Moody Graduate School in Chicago, IL. Tom additionally became a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and worked in that field for a couple of years. While working as a pastor for the Douglas Island Bible Church in Juneau, Alaska, Tom volunteered with the local hospital and fire department as a chaplain. Both provided training and experience in dealing with crisis situations.
He is excited about his role with us because he sees that much of his ministry experience, education, and training, dovetails well with this role. He feels he can bring a calming perspective and a sense of peace to those he serves.
He is currently a bow hunter, fisherman, ham radio operator, and photographer. He enjoys both outdoor and real estate photography. He has shared with friends that if are you moving out of Alaska, Wallowa County is a great place to land. The beauty of the mountainous landscapes here made the transition much easier. Tom and his wife Tami bought a home and now live in Wallowa. Tami is pretty close to her home stomping grounds as she grew up in Riggins, Idaho, just over the mountains.