Parish Associate

Tom is the Parish Associate whose major responsibility is staffing the Board of Deacons and visitation, a 15 hour/week position. Joining our staff in February of 2014, he is a retired pastor who served churches in Buffalo, NY, Taylorville, IL, the Chicago area and most recently Dubuque, IA. Tom also was Pastor of the Overland Park Presbyterian Church from 1984 – 1995.  He grew up in Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio, and met Julie, who is a Newton, Kansas, native, at Ottawa University. They were married in 1968. Their daughter, Jennifer Herrmann and husband Craig, live in Overland Park with three of Tom and Julie’s grandchildren. Their son, Jeff, and wife Ashley, live in Maryville, IL., and are parents to Tom and Julie’s other grandson and a baby to arrive in April. Tom can be reached at

Dr. Tom Young