Tom is the president and chief executive officer of the Global Leadership Network (GLN)—an organization committed to inspiring and equipping world-class leadership that ignites transformation. The GLN hosts the world’s largest leadership event, the annual Global Leadership Summit, which equips pastors and ministry leaders, business leaders, government and education leaders, and NGO leaders around the world, reaching hundreds of thousands of people in 123 countries and in more than 60 languages. Tom has served as a church planter, multisite church pastor, seminary professor, and denominational leader. He earned his bachelor of arts in sociology from Wheaton College, a master of divinity from Fuller Seminary, and a doctor of ministry in leadership from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Tom and his wife live in the Chicago area and have three adult children.