Reverend Tom Eisenman is the founder and president of With You Ministries (www.withyouministries.org). Tom has transitioned from 35 years in pastoral church ministry to focus his gifts and energies on caring for and supporting leaders in the Christian community. Pastor Tom says his clear calling is to promote the healthy inner life of men and women in Christian ministry. His vision is to reach out to anyone in Christian leadership who desires to grow a more deeply Christ-centered ministry and a more authentic intimacy with God.
Pastor Eisenman is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church. He has published five books with Inter Varsity Press, all of which have been translated and published internationally. He has been a practicing Pastoral Spiritual Director since 1998 and currently meets with about 35 men and women each month in individual direction. Pastor Tom is on a team of Spiritual Directors who have led for the past eight years annual Deeper in Christ Retreats and Sabbath Retreats in many areas of the U.S. and Canada. He plans and leads contemplative retreats for churches and interested groups of any denomination, trains church staffs in growing the deeper life in Christ, does supervision for directors in training, and plans training events for practicing spiritual directors. Tom is a member of Spiritual Directors International and the San Diego Spiritual Directors Association. He meets with a spiritual director himself, and participates in professional supervision.
Pastor Eisenman holds a BS degree in literature and philosophy, and an MAT degree from the University of Wisconsin. He has had post graduate PhD work in Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His theological work was done at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena. He also holds a Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction (DASD) from San Francisco Seminary.
Pastor Tom enjoys furniture making, playing piano and drums, boogie boarding off the San Diego Coast, eating pizza, and losing himself in fantasy football. Tom and his wife, Judie, have been married 49 years and live in the San Diego area. They have four grown and married children—Jana, Joshua, Jason, and Gabriel, and two grandchildren.