Resume- Dr. Tom Sanders, D.Min., LPC


  • Houston Center for Emotion Focused Marital Therapy: Training leading to certification (2012- present)
  • Oklahoma Counseling Association: Training to become an LPC Supervisor in Oklahoma (2010)
  • Denver Seminary, Denver, CO: Degree: Doctor of Ministry with emphasis in Executive Leadership (2009)
  • Family Therapy/Play Therapy Institute, Denver, CO: Completed post grad hours for state licensure and requirements needed to supervise LPC’s in Colorado (2002-2004)
  • Biola University, La Mirada, CA: Post graduate work in cross-cultural education. (1991-1997) 
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Degree: M.A. in Counseling (1985-1989)
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX: Degree: M.A. in Christian Education (1978-1984)
  • Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX: Degree: B.A. with double major in Speech and Psychology, honor graduate (1973-1976)


  • Center for Counseling and Education, Tulsa, OK: Therapist and Executive Director- Counsel individuals, couples, and families. Conduct ministerial vocational interviews for 3 denominations. Fundraising, PR, and non-profit management (2010-present)
  • Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Tulsa, OK: Pastor- Lead Sunday worship, teaching, pastoral care/counseling, management of ministry, supervision of 2 part-time staff and volunteers (2008-present)
  • Providence Network, Denver, CO: Director of Counseling- Counseled men and women in a residential Christian setting.  Supervised and trained interns (grad and post grad) from seminary and other MA level counseling programs completing counseling coursework and hours required by the state for licensure (2003-2008)
  • Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Board of Missions: Area Church Developer- Developed and implemented a regional strategy for starting new churches in the Denver, Colorado area (2001-2008)
  • Miscellaneous: Experience throughout my career in ministry (since 1976) in teaching as adjunct faculty, directing training for organizations, managing non-profits and fund-raising



  • Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor – State of Oklahoma
  • Member – American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Certified Consultant – Inscape Publishing
  • Facilitator: Prepare and Enrich
  • Graduate- Leadership Rowlett (TX)
  • Ordained Minister: Cumberland Presbyterian Church


“Confessions of an ‘Only’” in Parents and Children.  Scripture Press Publications, 1986

“Helping Cumberland Presbyterian Pastors Discover Intrinsic Motivation for Evangelism Through Phone Coaching.” Doctor of Ministry Project, Denver Seminary, 2009


  • Therapist – Providence House, Denver, CO. (2002-2003)
  • Therapist – Heritage Christian Center, Aurora, CO (2002-2003)
  • Chaplain – Bernalillo County Juvenile Detention Center, Albuquerque, NM (1984-1988)
  • Director, “Operation Barnabas” New Mexico Youth Diagnostic and Development Center, Albuquerque, NM (1984-1986).