Tom Schmidt is the lead pastor of Cross of Christ Fellowship. He is married to Rachel, whom he met while he was serving as a missionary in Scotland with Campus Crusade for Christ, and they are the happy parents of two little girls.
Tom grew up in Montana and Nevada, and has a background in music education, having taught in the middle school and high school setting in Las Vegas. After sensing a calling into vocational ministry, he moved to Illinois to complete a formal theological education at Wheaton College Graduate School (MA in Biblical Exegesis and MA in Historical and Systematic Theology) and pastoral training with ordination at Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, IL. Now, he and his wife live in downtown Naperville and are part of the local community.
Tom loves talking to non-Christians about Jesus and helping believers grow in their faith. When he is not busy with the work of pastoral ministry, he enjoys spending time with his family, writing music, and reading books.