Tom and June serve Lummi Nation and others who live and work among the tribe. Lummi is located 100 miles north of Seattle, near Bellingham, WA, and 20 miles south of the Canadian border. Their intention is to be examples of God’s love and grace.
Tom performs a variety of pastoral roles. June is a chaplain at the county jail, and follows up with Lummi women after their release. They both disciple and mentor people. Bible studies, informal counseling, prayer with and for people, visitation, and a wide variety of acts of service are some of what they are involved in. They also have a role of assisting people in the community when there is an unexpected death.
Tom and June met working at a church camp in Michigan. They became involved with NAIM through its summer camping program for First Nations youth in British Columbia. A Lummi elder asked them to direct a children’s Bible camp, which they have done for many years.
Tom and June’s focus is to be instruments of spiritual reconciliation, presenting Jesus as the reconciler between God and people. They attempt to be clear reflections of Jesus as they walk alongside those in the Lummi community. Unless God leads them differently, Tom and June intend to live out their lives at Lummi. “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thes. 2:8