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Voices of the Phase Project :: Tom Shefchunas

Kristen Ivy
Kristen Ivy Wednesday August 16, 2017
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You know you’re talking to a phase expert when they answer the “Why is this the most important phase?” question with a smile and a simple “because it is.”

Tom Shefchunas has not only the gift of simplification and sarcasm, he is actually one of the smartest leaders we know when it comes to understanding the world of middle school. Shef has passion unlike any other for creating a safe place where every middle schooler knows they belong. His life mission to do for a few what he wishes he could do for everyone may be one reason he is able to lead a ministry that reaches over 3,000 middle schoolers every week.


Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and the founder of The Phase Project, and co-author of the Phase Guide series, "It's Just a Phase," and "Playing for Keeps." She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives out the full Orange spectrum as the wife of XP3 Students Orange Specialist, Matt Ivy, and the mother of three children, Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh.