Thomas E. McWhertor



Current board chair, Tom McWhertor is Director of Constituency Relations for World Renew, a community development and disaster response organization working with communities around the world which are experiencing poverty, injustice and disaster. He previously served as a vice president at Calvin College, after earlier work with the Williamsburg Charter Foundation in Washington, DC and campus ministry leadership with the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach) in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Tom has served on the board of CPJ several times since the early 1980s, as well as serving on CPJ’s staff for two years in the mid-80s. He has served on various school boards and more recently the boards of the local council of the Boy Scouts and Dordt College.

Tom is husband to Janice, who is minister of congregational life at Church of the Servant in Grand Rapids and an anti-racism organizer and trainer. Janice and Tom have four adult children and eight grandchildren.

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