Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Taylor

Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom joined the Foundation as President and CEO in 2010. He has led the staff and board in new directions through visionary and inspiring leadership, working to cultivate vitality in the mission and ministries throughout the church.



Prior to Tom’s work with the Foundation, he served as the Deputy Executive Director for Mission at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, where he oversaw the operations

of the U.S.-based and international work of the denomination’s national offices in over 100 countries worldwide. He also served for 12 years as a minister in Southern California and Utah. Tom began his career as an attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, practicing in litigation with the law firms of Snell & Wilmer and with Snow, Christensen & Martineau. Tom has taught courses and educational seminars for Princeton Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, the University of Illinois—Urbana, and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) from the University of Illinois—Urbana, a Master of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law, and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tom also studied in Germany where he received a PNdS in German language proficiency from the University of Aachen.

Tom has published numerous academic and popular articles on the interaction of Christian faith, law and culture. His books include the award-winning Seven Deadly Lawsuits: How Ministers can Avoid Litigation and Regulation (Abingdon Press 1996) and Paradoxy: Coming to Grips with the Contradictions of Jesus (Baker Books 2006).