Tom Oster serves as Lead Pastor, teaching, equipping and coordinating our ministry within the vision God gave us. Raised on the Great Lakes in a large family, Tom came to personal salvation while studying electrical engineering at Penn State University. He came to work at GE in Salem where he met his wife, Sherry. Six years later they followed the Lord’s call into campus ministry with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Half way through 23 years with IVCF, they went off to Regent in Vancouver, Canada to study spirituality under Eugene Peterson. Tom finished his M.Div. and returned to IVCF to work with graduate students and faculty at UVA and Virginia Tech. Tom and Sherry have three grown children and eight grandchildren.