Meet Our New Executive Director, Tom MacAdam
We have exciting news to share! After an extensive search, God has led us to the man we believe to be uniquely experienced and gifted to lead Russian Leadership Ministries.
His name is Tom MacAdam, and we believe you will enjoy working with him for the benefit of the churches of Russia.
Tom has extensive experience in senior ministry leadership, holding positions at Crossway, Wheaton College, Moody Bible Institute, and Slavic Gospel Association (SGA). He is a lawyer by profession and served in corporate law and in private practice.
It was through his work with SGA that Tom developed a love for Russia. And it led him and his wife to adopt two children from Russia. His love for Russia is deep!
Tom will move into the role held by David Jones, who served RLM in an interim capacity the last two years. We are pleased that David and his team will stay in place, working with Tom and RLM, in networking and communications.
It has been my privilege to found the work of Russian Leadership Ministries (RLM) and to see the launch and expansion of Moscow Theological Seminary (MTS). After nearly a quarter-century of service (and after attaining my 80th birthday!), it has been a goal to put in place a long-term leader with senior leadership experience and ties to Russia.
The board of RLM believes that Tom is the leader God has chosen for the next chapter of our service to MTS and the churches of Russia.
I have two requests for you:
- Please pray for Tom. Pray for his family (Tom, his wife, and their total of five children) during this time of transition and pray for a board planning session that will take place June 22-24 to help launch Tom into his leadership role with RLM.
- Please continue to support RLM with your prayers and financial support. The challenges in Russia are significant, but MTS is positioned as perhaps the largest training and development channel to provide pastors and church leaders in all of Russia.
You will hear more from Tom in the weeks and months ahead. We are seeking to finish our current ministry year (ending June 30) in good shape and to expand and enhance the MTS programs that are helping expand the Kingdom of God throughout Russia!
Praise God for RLM and its new leader, Tom MacAdam!
Sincerely in Christ,
Dr. Ian Chapman