Thom has been the Lead Pastor of Mountainbrook Church in San Luis Obispo for over 22 years, watching the church grow from 250 people to over 3,000 members. Mountainbrook sits on 63 acres that overlook the city of San Luis Obispo.
He is on the San Luis Obispo Police Chief’s Roundtable, which is an advisory group to the Police Chief. He also serves as a chaplain for the SLO Police Department, as well as the chaplain for the Cal Poly Football team for the past 12 years.
Thom came to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1984 to play football and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He later completed his Master's degree from Fuller in Pasadena, CA.
Thom published his first book in 2013, Discover God’s Will -- Five Factors That Will Change Your Life Forever, helping people navigate through life by hearing God’s voice.
Thom is recognized on the radio with his short feature, “Straight from the Heart.”
He and his wife Sherri celebrated 30 years of marriage in August. They have four adult children, two son-in-laws, and are grandparents with three amazing baby boys and a beautiful girl.