Tom: Senior Director of Advancement
Tom and Carolyn have been married for more than 36 years and have four adult children and six grandchildren. Tom has been involved with the ministry of Fort for more than 40 years. As a former short-term staffer (’81-’84), family camper, work team volunteer, donor, and 14-year board member. In 2021, the Shaw’s obeyed God’s call to joyfully move from Wichita, Kansas to Wisconsin and serve on Fort’s staff to help activate and manage the Fort Future campaign.
Tom has extensive experience and education in non-profit leadership having served in camping, higher education and consulting. His focus has been on missional, results-oriented endeavors that engage with God’s people to build His Kingdom.
Carolyn consults with the National Association of Evangelicals (NEA) in marketing the Bless Your Pastor movement led by Brian Kluth. She is also an idea generator for Tom in his work with Fort. Her skills are many in relationships, organization, and project management.
The Shaw family first experienced snowshoeing together at Fort many years ago. A great time together in the forest exploring God’s creation in the winter including their first exposure to snow spiders.