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.

Yorkville woman faced homelessness twice, gives back to Kendall County PADS

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County “I was homeless for two years in Aurora when I was a teenager,” recalled April Morsch, who now lives in Yorkville with her … Continue reading

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Sexual assault survivor shares story of healing and helping others to Wheaton Bible Church singles group

By Tom Siebert Julie Woodley was sharing the message of “me too” long before there was a Me Too movement. The sexual assault survivor turned trauma therapist told her inspiring story Friday evening to more than 180 women and men … Continue reading

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Residents can become heroes to the homeless by volunteering at a Kendall County PADS shelter

By Tom Siebert “We can be heroes just for one day,” rock star David Bowie famously sang. Well, area residents can feel as if they are both heroes and rock stars by volunteering for just one night per month at … Continue reading

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Kendall County PADS seeking women and men with a heart for the homeless

By Tom Siebert Assistant Director for Community Relations Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS) of Kendall County Kendall County PADS needs more than a hundred new volunteers in order to launch its ninth season of providing nutritious food and temporary … Continue reading

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Oswego area churches seeking donations for annual Back to School Clinic at St. Luke’s Lutheran

  By Tom Siebert As the beginning of the school year approaches, Oswego area churches are helping their own families in need of food, clothing, and supplies. But while the churches’ charity may begin at home, it does not end … Continue reading

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Legendary singer/songwriter Paul Simon shows Chicago audience that he is still amazing after all these years

By Tom Siebert More than 17,000 concert-goers gathered last night at the aptly named United Center to hear legendary musician Paul Simon present his classic songs and eclectic sounds. The poet-prophet opened the Chicago stop of his 42-date Homeward Bound … Continue reading

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Democrat Howard Dean and Republican Newt Gingrich speak, not spar, during World Leaders Forum at Judson University

By Tom Siebert Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean did not scream, as the Democrat had following his loss in the 2004 Iowa presidential caucuses. And ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich did not seem like “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” as he … Continue reading

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