Tom Cook

Sioux County Director

Where and when did you get started with YFC?
My first involvement with YFC was with Metro Maryland YFC in Glen Burnie, Maryland while I was stationed there. I volunteered with a Campus Life group there for about 3 years.

What is your current position and what do you do?
Currently I am raising support for my job that I will start this summer. Starting 1 July I will be the Sioux County Area Director. I will be getting the Youth for Christ ministries (Campus Life, Campus Life M, and Crosswalk Teen Center) back up and running in Hawarden and in the future starting new ministries in Sioux County.

How did you get called to this ministry?
When I was in High School I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Between my Junior and Senior year of High School at a church camp God called me to become a Youth Pastor. During the last 18 years during my off time when I wasn't doing my day job with the Air Force I was working with different youth groups of different sizes and styles.

How would you describe your family?
My family is AWESOME!!! Roxanne is my rock solid, Godly, wonderful cook and beautiful wife. Gregory is my oldest son. He is smart, loves science and anything space. Joshua is my youngest son and loves being all crazy and silly.

What are some things you like to do outside of work?
I love spending time with my family, traveling, just about anything with history, and watching movies.

What is something interesting that few people know about you?
I retired from the Air Force after serving 19 years in the Air Force. Also when I was in the 7th grade I was hit by a car and spent 6 weeks in a hospital, 5 weeks in a body cast and had to teach myself how to walk again.

What is (are) your favorite sports team?
I am from Missouri so it would have to be the Saint Louis Cardinals and Saint Louis Rams.

What is (are) your favorite foods?
Anything that my wife cooks, Italian and Chinese

What is (are) the most extreme place you have traveled to?
I have visited the beaches of Normandy, Paris, London, Rome, Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Poland but I would say my most extreme place I visited was Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I lived there for 4 months while I was in the Air Force.