Tom Siebert received a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois and has worked as a staff writer and copyeditor for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. Tom reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, he profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. In recent years his articles have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Aurora Beacon-News, Elgin Courier-News, Naperville Sun, many weekly newspapers, and several Patch community news sites. Tom also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. He is presently a freelance editor of Christian books. In addition, Tom volunteers as assistant director for community relations for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. He also served on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at Harvest New Beginnings church in Oswego. And he now serves as a group co-leader at Community Christian Church in Naperville. Tom may be contacted at [email protected] or (816) 344-7815.