Pastor Tom Towns is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, where he studied ancient Middle Eastern languages and history, and Eden Theological Seminary, where he earned his Master of Divinity. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tom was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. As an Inpatient Psychiatric Registered Nurse, to earn funding for his Masters degrees, Tom worked for almost 30 years in University Hospitals in St. Louis, Baltimore, and Salt Lake City, caring for the acutely mentally ill. He comes to Estes Park from Cortez, Colorado in the Four Corners area and Mesa Verde.