Author Archives: Tom Siebert

About Tom Siebert

Tom Siebert received a journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked as a staff writer for newspapers in California, Florida, and Illinois. He reported general news, interviewed entertainment figures, and covered elected office holders––including four presidents and a pope. More significantly, Tom profiled human suffering in the form of a homeless man dying of AIDS, a college cheerleader battling Hodgkin's disease, and a senior couple living the long goodbye of Alzheimer's. He also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for Tyndale House, a Christian publisher based in the Chicago suburbs. Tom is presently self-employed as an editor of Christian books. In addition, he serves as community relations director for Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois. And Tom is on the leadership team for the Celebrate Recovery ministry at his church, Harvest New Beginnings, in Oswego, a suburb west of Chicago. He may be contacted at tmsiebert@gmail.com or (816) 344-7815.

‘Cop and Convict’ share message of hope over dope to Chicago suburb

By Tom Siebert Community Contributor “My name is Tim, and I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic and heroin addict.” With those sobering words, Tim Ryan introduced himself not to a 12-step meeting Wednesday night but to an audience of more than … Continue reading

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Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich to keynote 2018 World Leaders Forum at Judson University

By Tom Siebert Hoping to generate less heat and more light in the global political debate, Judson University has scheduled ex-Vermont Governor Howard Dean and former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to speak, not spar, at the Christian … Continue reading

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Famed illusionist tells Christian college audience that it was not magic but a miracle that cured his cancer

By Tom Siebert World-known illusionist Jim Munroe wowed a Judson University crowd with sleight of hand Monday night but asserted that it was the hand of God that healed him from a fatal form of leukemia. “Modern medicine was a … Continue reading

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Homeless group facing critical shortage of volunteers

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois Unless Kendall County PADS can recruit about 100 more volunteers in less than a month, the nonprofit group will be unable to … Continue reading

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Christian school set to open its doors and hearts to the homeless in the suburbs west of Chicago

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois Parkview Christian Academy in Yorkville, a rustic suburb west of Chicago, will be joining six area churches this fall in providing nutritious … Continue reading

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Jerry Lewis leaves legacy of humor and humanitarianism

By Tom Siebert Jerry Lewis was a comic genius and visionary movie maker. If laughter is indeed the best medicine, he healed millions. Moreover, his decades of service to the Muscular Dystrophy Association helped prolong and improve the lives of … Continue reading

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Homeless group reaches out to community as shelter season nears

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County, Illinois Volunteers from Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County will be blanketing the community over the next two months, sharing … Continue reading

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