Rev. Thomas Fogarty
Clergy Fellow
Services Offered:
• Crisis counseling/intervention
• End of life transition
• Funerals and memorial services
• Grief and transition counseling/support
• Crisis/Disaster Response
• Meditation Classes and seminars
Services Provided To:
• Caregivers and/or parents
• Chronically or terminally ill
• Homeless individuals
• Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender in crisis
• All those seeking comfort and assistance

Tom’s work draws him into relationships with people experiencing homelessness, addictions and debilitating and life threatening disease.
Bio: Tom is an Interfaith/Interspiritual Pastor who began practicing meditation while on an intensive retreat at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM. The week spent in silence and meditation was a life changing experience.

He was called by the denominational church to open a “Drop-In-Center” at Centenary Church (Centenary CARES, a.k.a. The Bridge) to serve the homeless people in downtown St Louis in 2005.

He began to study world religions and philosophies and is a believer in cross-cultural contemplative insight being a catalyst for social change. Tom has dedicated himself to rediscovering our individual spirituality through silence and the practice of meditation as a Pastor and Spiritual Life Coach.

Professional Experience and Affiliations

• TWA Disaster Response Team Chaplain post Flight 800 disaster
• Pastoral Care - International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
• Forum member of TWA Change Team
• St Louis Operations liaison for TWA Dispatch in Paris, France
• Leadership of local church youth group mission projects including ASP, Habitat for Humanity, Room at the Inn and Youth Works
• Habitat for Humanity of St Charles Silver Hammer Award winner 2000
• Staff member for Harvest of Hope youth mission trips
• Certified facilitator for conference level Safe Sanctuaries training
• Co-facilitator conference level VIM Team Leadership training through the MO United Methodist Office of Creative Ministries (Div of UMCOR)
• Site coordinator for VIM work sites to include Portageville, MO Boot-heel Ministries in cooperation with Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation; Kinloch Urban Renewal; and Centenary CARES Downtown StL Urban Outreach
• Gateway Central District (STL) UMC Disaster Response Co-coordinator
• Recipient of the Denman District Evangelism Award in 2000 for St Louis North District (UMC) for outreach into the marginalized community
• Certified Local Church Lay-speaker
• Full time local church staff as Director of Outreach, Arlington UMC
• Local church Volunteers in Mission team leader
• Community Helping Ministry board member / transitional housing mentor
• Contributing member of North American Christians in Social Work
• Mindfulness Meditation Facilitator and Consultant (Anapanasati and Pranayama)
• Member Interfaith Partnership of St Charles County
• Member of Interfaith Partnerships Service Ambassadors and St
Louis Interfaith Disaster Response Network (SLIDRN)
• Member Community Council of St Charles County
• Founding Member of Mayor’s Task Force on Homelessness St Charles
• Recipient of the Virginia Zierman Award through New Seminary
• Vows taken to the Community of the Mystic Heart
• Ordained Interspiritual Minister of the Order of Universal Interfaith
• Former Vice Secretary General of Board of Directors for the Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI)
Education:
• Central Methodist College (University), Fayette, MO, Theology declared major, Sociology minor
• University of Missouri, St Louis, MO campus, Social Work major
• Central Methodist University, United Methodist Pastoral Licensing School
• The New Seminary, New York, NY; NGO-United Nations, Interfaith Ministry Ordination Program
Certifications:
• Suicide Intervention - Critical Incident Stress Management and Disaster Response Recovery
• Transitional Housing Mentor Training, STEP Inc.,
• TWA Critical Incident Stress Management Training, Pastoral and Peer Counseling, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
• School Crisis Response, A CISM Perspective, ICISF
• The Role of the Pastoral Care Provider in CISM, ICISF
• Assisting Individuals in Crisis, ICISF
• SEMA IS100, Intro to Incident Command System, MoSEMA
• ServSafe Certification, Operation Food Search
• Mental Health Association of Greater St Louis Shelter Workshop Series, Gender Identity Disorder
Memberships: Tom is a graduate of the New Seminary for Interfaith Studies, an NGO of the United Nations, where he was ordained into service by the Interfaith Temple of New York. He was further co-ordained into the Order of Universal Interfaith and took vows to the Community of the Mystic Heart.
Business Location: Saint Charles, Missouri 63303, United States
Business Phone: (314) 704-8189
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