Tom Kaden, M. Div.

“One of my life’s mantras is to ‘know and be known.’ This happens by listening; it happens by asking questions and genuinely being interested in a response. Listening isn’t something I simply hope to embody and achieve professionally, but it is who I want to be at home with my wife and four kids, at church, at the grocery store, at the local coffee shop, on the phone, in the emails and text messages I send, and everywhere else where I have the chance to ‘know and be known.’”
 
 
—Tom Kaden,
Co-Founder, Co-CEO

As co-founder/co-CEO, my hope is to create and foster relationships with my co-workers that are deep, authentic, genuine, compassionate, and caring, helping them be their very best selves. Essentially, practicing and cultivating what the organization of Someone To Tell It To preaches: everyone has a voice, everyone matters, and that we all need someone to tell it to in our lives. I want to serve rather than be served and listening is the most important way of putting others needs ahead of my own.

I am an INFJ, which means I am among the smallest personality type in the world and a unique hybrid of a dreamer and a realist. I am a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary and Messiah College. I have been actively involved in the church as a lay leader, youth pastor, and associate pastor. My heart’s desire and deepest passion is to connect with all types of people in a way that makes sense to them. I take my faith very seriously, especially Jesus’ model of moving into the neighborhood of others’ lives, especially those on the margins.

I am married to Sarah, a registered nurse, and we have four children: Lillian, Luke, and twins, Madelyn and Mya. We enjoy spending time with other married couples and helping them find joy and wholeness in their marriages. We live in Mt. Holly Springs, PA. In my free time, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, hiking, kyacking, fly fishing, hunting, running, gardening, reading, writing, and all things New York sports (especially the Yankees!)

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