Pastor Tom Pairan grew up in Millersport, Ohio. After high school, he attended Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he majored in Art and minored in Writing. Since college, he has served the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in a variety of capacities: as camp counselor for the Southern Ohio Synod, as a lay professional in youth and education ministries at an ELCA congregation in Kentucky, as a rostered Associate in Ministry, as a seminary student and intern, and as a parish pastor. Pastor Tom is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Bexley, Ohio. He has written and illustrated for the ELCA, the National Council of Churches, Spirit and Truth Publishing, and Hallmark Cards.
Pastor Tom is married to Anne, who is also an ordained ELCA pastor. Pastor Anne has served congregations in Cold Spring, Ky.; Twin Valley, Minn.; Galion, Ohio; and Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She currently works as an Associate Hospice Chaplain for Ohio Health.
Together they are raising four children: Jonathan Thomas, an avid reader who also enjoys art, writing, and Cub Scouts. Jon is beginning 4th grade and will turn 10 in November. Nicholas David is athletic and mathematically minded. Nick is also a talented dancer. Joanna Noelle is an imaginative writer and illustrator. Noelle has completed two years of dance and two years of Daisy Girl Scouts. Abigail Rachel enjoys tending her fairy garden and baking with Mom & Dad. Abbie completed her third year of dance and has also been in Girl Scouts.
Pastor Tom and family invite you to visit Calvary Lutheran Church, a warm and welcoming congregation.