The Family and their Ministry ID 179
We are Tom and Caramel serving in Canada with our large family that mostly homeschools (semi-formal style|Charlotte Mason style). Our kids at home are Ben – 2000, Gracie – 2001, Abby – 2003, James – 2004, Rachel – 2006, Maria – 2007, Bella – 2009, Thomas – 2010 and Jonathan – 2015.
Tom, born in Toronto, Canada, lived most of his life in the capital, Ottawa. After a brief career in the federal government, he attended seminary in 1994 at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and began his pastoral ministry after graduation in 1997. Tom met Caramel during his first pastorate in Rimersburg, Pa. They were married on December 18, 1999 and have since home-schooled most of their growing family of eleven children, who range in age from their early 20s to two years of age.
Their family enjoy a variety of activities: family worship, visiting museums and zoos, camping and canoeing, most sports, theatre and most genres of music, board games, art and photography.
Currently, Tom serves as the pastor of Grace Evangelical Missionary Church in Killaloe, Ontario. Tom has spoken at churches, camps. On a local station, both Tom and Caramel co-host a weekly marriage & family radio program called HIGHER GROUND CAFÉ: where faith and family connect.
Additionally, alongside Tom, Caramel ministers to women of the church (speaker at women’s groups, counselling women, and facilitates ladies Bible studies). Caramel holds a Diploma in Ministry with Heritage Seminary’s Women’s Ministry Institute (Fellowship-Baptist Seminary in Ontario). Additionally, together, they serve marriages and families as associate-staff with FamilyLife Ministry, a division of Power2Change Canada.
First and foremost, our shared passion is the gospel expressed naturally through relational apologetics.
Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-46; Romans 1:16
Since our duties are divided (60/40) it makes for a busy schedule. Helping with and motivating our children to share in housework and homeschooling. This would be a tremendous help since my wife ministers to women alongside me in both the pastoral and family ministries.
Serving with: Power2Change Canada
Primary duty: Housework and homeschooling assistant
Meal Prep? yes
House Cleaning? yes
Child Care/Baby Sitting? some
Driving? Not necessary
Food Shopping? Not necessary
Other duties or comments: Attend worship with us at the Evangelical Missionary Church we serve.
Desired start date: ASAP
Hours/day: 9 am -5 pm
Days/week: Monday to Friday or even Tues to Friday
Other expenses: Personal expenses, extras.
MN’s room, bath: Main Floor – Guest Room
Hospital? St. Francis @ Barry’s Bay; Pembroke Hospital @ Pembroke ON;
I’net/cell service? Yes
MN’s arrival airport: Ottawa MacDonald–Cartier International Airport
Meet plane? Yes
Anything else? This service is greatly appreciative and would be a tremendous benefit for us to accomplish all the Lord has put before us.