Twickenham church of Christ
Tom was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and became a Christian while in college in 1979. He quickly decided to enter the ministry, and spent the next several years in campus ministry at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, at the University of Denver, and Princeton University in New Jersey. Tom and his family moved to the Huntsville area in 1994 to preach for the Central Church of Christ. As part of that ministry, he began an outreach program for addiction recovery in 1997. Tom left the full-time ministry in 2007, and worked in the business world while volunteering his time to help start His Way, a Christ-centered residential recovery facility for men. Today, Tom is the full-time Executive Director for His Way. As Executive Director, Tom is personally involved with each resident's recovery plan, he teaches classes and counsels with the men in the program daily, and also represents His Way to the community. He's married to Selwyn Reynolds, and has 2 children and 1 grandchild. Tom holds a Business degree from the University of Washington and a Masters in Religion from David Lipscomb University.
Matt Paden is special assistant to the president and an assistant professor of management at Lipscomb University. An expert in leadership development, Paden is a speaker, consultant and professor of undergraduate and graduate courses on the topics of organizational leadership, change, culture and development. He teaches in Lipscomb’s College of Business, College of Professional Studies and the College of Leadership and Public Service. Paden works alongside President Lowry on a variety of special projects and initiatives focused on strategy implementation, leadership and professional development. Prior to arriving at Lipscomb in August of 2013, Paden held a variety of leadership positions in the areas of enrollment management, athletics, student life and university advancement at Lubbock Christian University (LCU) in Lubbock, Texas. Paden holds a doctoral degree in organizational leadership from the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from LCU.