Toby Nelson with orphans Zimbabwe

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.

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