Tom was elected at the 108th District Assembly of the Southern California District (2014). He is a graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS (1975) and the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO (2008). He has served three pastorates Esther-Flat River, MO (5 years); Arnold, MO (7 years); and Apple Valley, CA (19 years). He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in theology and culture at the Nazarene Theological Seminary. Tom and his wife Debbie live in Victorville, CA. Debbie is a fourth-grade school teacher. Their son Derek serves on staff at El Cajon Nazarene Church and he is married to Melanie (Asplund) who is a marketing communications manager for Cytori Therapeutics. Their daughter, Tiffany lives in Imperial Beach, CA and is a sixth-grade school teacher.
Beginning August 1, 2014, the district office will be located at Suite 313, 28465 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590. Until there is an office phone number, you can reach me at 760-212-0611
I am pleased to introduce Bettina J. Powell as our new office secretary as of August 4, 2014. Bettina was employed as PLNU Administrative Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies in Religion (1986-1995). She also worked for Walt Disney Travel; as Administrative Assistant to the Manager of IT support for Delta Airlines LAX; as Administrative Assistant for the Abner Trade Group; for the Renton Church of the Nazarene and for Macys. She is the wife of retired Elder Larry Powell.