Crossroads of Faith UMC

Rev. Tom Bourke

Pastor Tom grew up in Florida, baptized and confirmed at First United Methodist of Ormond Beach. Pastor Tom accepted a call into ministry during his senior year in high school and studied Christian and religious studies at Florida Southern College. While in college Pastor Tom served as a Youth Director and Assistant Director of After School Ministries. Youth & children have always held a special place with Pastor Tom, but he discern his calling to be towards Word and Sacrament. Pastor Tom entered into Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary to begin the processes of ordination as an Elder in the United Methodist Church. Upon graduation Pastor Tom was appointed as pastor of the congregations of Marseilles & Seneca from 2006-2011. Before coming to Bolingbrook Pastor Tom as served Dakota UMC for the last three years. Pastor Tom's ministry has been filled with joys, challenges, adventures, and hardships. Pastor Tomhas focused on connecting the love and grace of our Lord with all in need. 

During college Tom served as a summer camp counselor and met Kim, who was attending Western IL University. After finishing college,Tom loaded up his pickup and moved to Illinois. Kim and Tom were married that summer on August 8th, 2003. A few years later, Owen arrived and then Elias(Eli). Tom, Kim & the boys are huge Disney fanatics. Kim also shares Tom's desire to minister to children. She has used your gifts in ministry to children throughout Tom's ministry. Owen loves Spiderman, riding his bike and dinosaurs. He wants to be a paleontologist when he grows up. Eli loves Batman, wrestling with his dad, and swinging. He wants to be Batman when he grows up. The whole family is excited to join Bolingbrook and look forward to growing as a family with the church community for years to come. 

 

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