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.
Toby Nelson has been an ordained Presbyterian minister for 39 years. He has served numerous churches as interim pastor, and loves to bless people with the Bible verse, “God is able!”
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Master’s and Doctoral degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Toby’s forthcoming book, Confessions of a Disaster Pastor, explores the ethics displayed during disaster situations. Toby has been married to Judy for 43 years and they have one son, Erik.