Toby’s work as a disaster pastor began when he was about a thousand feet away from the World Trade Center on 9/11. Toby is a chaplain to a federal disaster group that responds to high risk medical events. He was in the Super Dome during the Katrina Hurricane, and the day after the earthquake in Haiti.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s and Doctoral degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Toby’s forthcoming book, Disaster Pastor: The Power of a Small Light, explores the ethics displayed during disaster situations. Toby has been married to Judy for 47 years and they have one son, Erik.
If words could be tattooed onto a brain then it happened to me on this month five decades ago. A month before graduating from high school I met with the guidance counselor to discuss my college options. Mr. Sage, not his real name, was the go-to guy. I knocked on the glass window of his […]
We recoil at the thought that bad things happen to good people. We want to believe that when we do virtuous acts then there should be benefits that follow. Then something bad happens to us and the bubble of innocence dissolves. We are confused about how the world really operates. The world feels differently now. Our […]