Executive Director of Youth Specialties
Parenting and Marriage, Small Group Leader Training, The Phase Project, Volunteer Training
About Tom Shefchunas
Tom Shefchunas, or “Shef” as most people call him, has worked with students and adult leaders for over 25 years. He has been a teacher, a coach, a high school principal, student pastor and a father. Currently, Shef is the Executive Director of Youth Specialties, a non-profit company committed to resourcing leaders to develop the next generation of leaders. His passion involves working with, developing, and consulting volunteer and professional youth workers all over the world. He is also an author of several books including co-authoring Lead Small with Reggie Joiner. Shef has a degree in Physics and Education from Grove City College, A Masters in Educational Leadership from Georgia State, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Shef and his wife Julie live in Cumming, Georgia with their three kids Mac (17), Joey (14), and Cooper (11).
Anything Lead Small, Difficult Trainings: LGBTQ Students, Abuse Prevention, Crisis Response Team Leadership and Team Building Personal Health and Spiritual Growth
"I’ve had the chance to work with Shef in a number of different settings and I can honestly say that he is one of the most down to earth, solid, and inspiring ministry leaders I have ever been around. Shef has spoken to parents and leaders at our church and helped open our eyes to a lot of things we really need to see. He has so much life experience and ministry wisdom that he uses to help leaders and churches move to a place of health. Shef is simply one of the best and we can’t wait to work with him again."