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Tom & Carolyn Shaw
Tom & Carolyn

Tom: Senior Director of Advancement

Tom and Carolyn have been married for more than 36 years and have four adult children and four grandchildren.  Tom has been involved with the ministry of Fort in various capacities for more than 40 years. As a former short-term-staffer (from 1981-84), family camper, work team volunteer, donor, and 14-year board member.  Tom recognizes and understands the mission and relationships of Fort from various vantage points. In 2021, the Shaw’s felt God’s call to move from Wichita Kansas to Wisconsin and serve on staff to help activate and manage the Fort Future campaign.

Fast Facts

Tom has extensive experience and education in leadership having served at five Christian universities in addition to his various involvements at Fort through the years. He holds an earned doctorate from the University of Tennessee and his focus has been on missional, results-oriented endeavors (especially philanthropy and enrollment/recruitment) that build God’s 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.