Tom Lothamer began his ministry with Life Matters Worldwide when he was appointed to the board in 1985. In 1990, he became a staff member, serving as the Director of Finance and Development. And finally, on January 6, 2003, Tom was appointed as President of LMW. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BS degree in Secondary Education and an MA in Education Administration. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Life Matters Worldwide is an international pro-life ministry dedicated to helping the church address sanctity of life issues (from pre-born to end of life) through research, education, publications, training, and the development of biblically based, evangelistic, and compassionate outreach. It also provides support and assistance to pregnancy care centers through staff and board training, strategic planning, and regional conferences. Additionally, LMW partners with mission agencies to prepare missionaries and foreign national leaders to do pro-life evangelistic ministry throughout the world.