Ratio Christi Welcomes National Field Director
Ratio Christi is very excited to announce that Tom Gilson is joining our staff as the National Field Director. Tom has been on staff with Cru (Campus Crusade) for over 30 years and comes to full time Ratio Christi staff with wide ranging experience as a ministry strategist, writer, teacher, HR leader, and apologist. He will be training and supporting our Regional and Chapter Directors. This will be a tremendous help to our efforts to serve and encourage the local university chapters of Ratio Christi. He is a gold mine of practical and spiritual wisdom and is someone who is passionate about apologetics, is very practical, and loves building leaders. Tom will also advise Ratio Christi on national strategy and planning. About this new step Tom said,
Like everyone else in apologetics, I’ve been amazed to see how God has blessed Ratio Christi’s growth. I’ve known its leaders from the beginning, and I’m blessed and honored to be able to work with them. Mostly I’m grateful to God, for allowing me to be part of a movement that will change the world.
From 2010 to 2012 Tom was assigned to work as a ministry strategist and writer for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, also known as BreakPoint. He has also done strategic and organizational consulting work for Josh McDowell Ministry, the JESUS Film Project, Ratio Christi, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and other ministries as well as local churches. Tom is also working with King’s Domain, a conference center in
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southwest Ohio, to develop and lead a Life Leadership Institute for emerging leaders, a position in which he will continue after joining Ratio Christi.
A member of the Colson Center Speakers Bureau, he has spoken multiple times at national and regional apologetics conferences on contemporary challenges to belief in Jesus Christ. His Thinking Christian blog is a popular religion blog. His “Worldview and You” column appears monthly at BreakPoint Online and his 100-plus published articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Discipleship Journal, Touchstone Magazine, Areopagus Journal, and Salvo magazine, among others.
He is the principal editor of True Reason: Christian Responses to the Challenges of Atheism, currently available as an eBook, and under contract for publication in print later this year by Kregel Publications. He and his wife, Sara, recently moved to Lebanon, Ohio from Yorktown, Virginia, along with their two college-age children, Jonathan and Lisa.
Blake Anderson, COO of Ratio Christi said,
We welcome Tom Gilson to the Ratio Christi team as a respected apologist and experienced para-church ministry leader. He is committed to developing servant leaders and building a grassroots network to take the apologetics movement to the next level. We are honored that he has chosen to serve with us and look forward to what God will do through this ministry.