Get to Know the Staff – Tom Paisley

Learn all about Tom Paisley and what he does at Urban Vision in our Get to Know the Staff feature.

How long have you been with Urban Vision? 

I have been at UV since August 2016.

What is your position at UV?
I am SOS staff at Urban Vision and Pastor for Care and Administration at North Side Open Door Church.

When you’re not working at UV, what is your favorite way to relax? 
I spend most of my free time hanging out with my infant son.

Favorite movie or TV show?
 I love the movie On the Waterfront.

Scripture verse that holds a lot of meaning for you? 

Isaiah 55:10-11: 
As the rain and the snow

    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

God is using my young son to teach me patience and compassion.

What is/are the reason/s you love most about working at UV?  

I love the kids that we work with and seeing them mature, both as human beings and as Christians. I also love dodgeball.

Get to know more of our staff at our 26th annual fundraising banquet on September 24th.

This year’s theme is “Leading a Legacy” – focusing on Urban Vision’s development of today’s youth into tomorrow’s Christ-focused leaders. 2 Timothy 2:22 – “And what you have heard from me, entrust to faithful people, who will be able to teach others also.”

Please join us as we celebrate God’s faithfulness over the past year, and prayerfully present how we feel God moving in the year to come.

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