National Director, Shepherding The Next Generation
Tom Pearce joined the organization in 2013 to serve as National Director of Shepherding the Next Generation. Most recently, Tom served as a consultant and board member to multiple nonprofits. From 2005 to 2010, Tom served three terms as the State Representative for the 73rd District in Michigan. While serving in the State House, Pearce led several faith-based initiatives in Lansing. During his tenure, he held several leadership roles that focused on policies affecting children and their families.
Prior to serving in the legislature, Tom held leadership positions in several para-church organizations, including North Kent Service Center, which serves struggling families in rural Northern Kent County, and Mel Trotter Ministries, a rescue mission in Grand Rapids, which serves the needs of inner-city families. Pearce also served both in full- and part-time roles as part of the ministerial staff of several churches.
Tom has been recognized with several awards and accomplishments: Guardian of Small Business Award, Legislator of the Year, After School Champion Award, Michigan’s Children Heroes Award, Literacy Advocate Award, and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Michigan’s Crime Fighter Award. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Cornerstone University.