Tom Sawyer has been an Elder of The Moody Church since 1991. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History, and Economics from Indiana State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. He has practiced as an attorney in Chicago for over 30 years and is now semi-retired. Tom has attended the church since 1982. He reads widely in the areas of Christian apologetics, philosophy, history, law, and economics and desires that he and other Christians meet the Scriptural command of “…always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15). Tom met his wife Johanna at The Moody Church, and they were married at the church in 1987. They have four daughters: Rebecca, Esther, Johanna Laura, and Hannah.