About

Tom Bloomer studied archeology at the University of Illinois (B.A. 1972), and worked as a French translator, ladies’ shoe salesman, and youth pastor before joining Youth With A Mission. After School of Evangelism in 1974 in Lausanne, Tom and his wife Cynthia joined YWAM’s French Ministries, led that work for several years, and then became base leaders at Lausanne.  In 1983 they responded to a call from Loren Cunningham and Howard Malmstadt to help develop the University of the Nations (UofN).  A Master’s degree in missiology from Wheaton (1987) and years of cross-cultural experience proved invaluable as Tom helped coordinate, refine, and improve the different courses developing through the UofN. Tom completed a Ph.D. in Theology of Education at Trinity International University in 1999 and has served as the International Provost of the UofN since 2001.

Teaching the Word is the primary thrust of Tom’s ministry; the challenge before him is to discover what it means to love God not just with our heart, soul and strength, but with our minds as well.

Cynthia passed away in April 2012 — See my personal journey.

Their son Philip, now 27, married Amy, a wonderful Californian, in 2010.They joined YWAM and are both pursuing Bachelor’s degrees with the UofN.

Tom’s hobbies include aerobic history, extreme gardening, and prophetic fifth-dimensional composting.

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8 thoughts on “About

  1. I understand extreme gardening and prophetic-fifth-dimensional composting. Aerobic history? I’m still pondering on that one…

  2. Hi Kevin,
    David Hamilton is working on the Sphereview Bible, it will be finished in the coming months we hope. Check the UofNKona website for the announcement in 2014.
    Our University of the Nations online journal just launched. Glocal Conversations is an academic peer-reviewed journal with a missions heart, linking the classroom with learners on the field in the task of making disciples of all nations. Here’s the link:
    http://gc.uofn.edu/index.php/jun/index

  3. You may not remember me, but I believe you know my parents, Tubby and Tricia Hillson. My husband is Stanley Swartz who was in one of the early SOE’s in Lausanne, around 1975 that you were leading. He remembers you well and with fondness.
    We were grieved to learn of the loss of the love of your life. It is painful to see pictures of you alone. Cynthia had such a delightful way about her I know she was loved by any who knew her. I have a particular burden for those who have lost loved ones and at different times of the year I spend time in focused prayer for them. I have prayed for you during these times. My father Tubby died when he was 54yo, such a great loss for me.
    Please know you are thought of and prayed for even after all these years. Bless you.
    Stan and Ann Swartz

  4. I am very interested in knowing when your book on wisdom will be released. Do you have a publisher yet? I certainly want a copy. While I am not in a foreign country doing mission work, I am seeing the USA becoming a large Mission Field. The three practices for Long Term Mission exert, certainly rings true in our churches today in the USA. Thanks for your time and devotion to your years in the Mission Field.

    • Hi Peg, thanks for writing. My first book will come out in French before September, Lord willing. In July I will work on a proposal for Christian American publishing houses. The working title: Cinderella and her Sisters: Identity, Authority, and Inheritance. Thanks for your prayers for these.

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