Thomas DeWitt received his Bachelor's degree from Lee University, his Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Temple Baptist Seminary. He has also completed a one year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education. He is a minister with over twenty years of experience. His background includes involvement in a variety of leadership positions within the church and hospital, hospice, and correctional ministry, working alongside others to accomplish the goal of ministry. He has experience as a pastor, educator, chaplain and spiritual caregiver. His strongest gifts are leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care and counseling. He has a leadership style that is decisive, collegial, and solution oriented. While serving as a staff chaplain at Saint Louis University Hospital he served as adjunct faculty for an annual Death and Dying module taught to the second year medical students at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. In addition he participated in an annual medical ethics training seminar for first year medical residents. He also also served as an adviser to the Interfaith Interest Group in the School of Medicine. Additionally, he was a preceptor for The Clinical Pastoral Education students at Saint Louis University Hospital and taught didactic sessions on spiritual assessment and pastoral care of hospital patients. For several years he was a certified instructor in Healthy Interventions. A class that taught hospital staff how to deal with potentially violent and volatile situations. He is passionate about pastoral care and education of ministers and believes that every minister should have professional and clinical training.