I believe that the universe is a work of God’s artistry – embellished by Van Gogh’s brush, Miles Davis’ trumpet, Bob Dylan’s lyrics, Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Tolkein’s imagination and Michael Jordan’s jump shot. I believe in hot coffee, Gregorian chants and quiet conversations with God before dawn. I believe in baseball parks on warm summer evenings. I believe in good food, good wine, good company and dinner conversations that keep you at the table for hours. I believe in guitars, cigars and back porch music under the stars. I believe that life is a journey with an eternal destination and in having good companions for the sojourn. I believe that the Cubs will one day win the World Series and the Vikings will one day be Super Bowl champs. I believe grace is costly and salvation is free. I believe in the blues. I believe in second chances, my wife’s love, and the reality that my children are my life’s masterpiece. – Tom Vander Well (2006)
Tom was born and raised in Iowa (but please don’t hold that against him). After a brief college sojourn, he returned to Iowa where he now lives with his wife, Wendy. He is amateur actor and playwright and a regular teacher among his local gathering of Jesus’ followers. Tom is President and CEO of Intelligentics (formerly C Wenger Group) a research and QA firm helping companies measure and improve customer service, satisfaction, and loyalty.
Tom can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.