Tom Doerge has enjoyed traveling and interacting with people from all backgrounds and cultures, from early on. He grew up in Corvallis, OR but attended college in Minnesota where he met the Lord in a one-of-a-kind experience one morning in 1971. The other major event for him in college was meeting and marrying Jean, now over 45 years ago. They have two grown daughters who reside in Texas and Michigan. Careers in Soil Science and Agronomy (Tom) and Nursing (Jean) took them to jobs in Oregon, Arizona, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois and finally Edmonds, Washington. During that time they also enjoyed a wide variety of church experiences, which emphasized small home groups. These experiences included stints in Presbyterian, Assembly of God, community non-denominational, Evangelical Free and Black Baptist churches. Tom’s areas of spiritual interest and gifting are prayer, missions and giving.