Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell

Preacher in Residence & Pastoral Residency Advisor

Tom and Suzanne Tewell met at Muskingum College in Ohio where they married in their college chapel 50 years ago! Tom attended Princeton Seminary for his Master of Divinity Degree and earned a Doctor of Ministry at Drew Theological School in NJ, before serving congregations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, and New York.

Tom served as Sr. Pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian in NYC. on 9/11. Tom has received two Honorary Doctoral Degrees, numerous awards for social justice ministry, and served as a Trustee of Princeton Seminary for 15 years. An entrepreneur at heart, Tom founded Macedonian Ministry to resource congregations in changing times as well as the Zick Preacher Scholar Program to assist young preachers who want to hone the craft of preaching.

The Tewell’s have two grown sons, Ryan, married to Holly, and Toby, married to Katie, and 7 grandchildren between the ages of 3 and 21! They moved to Claremont in 2018 to live close to their three youngest grandchildren under the age of 6.