AVC joins our region in mourning the death of Tom Truax, a treasured friend with a huge servant heart for the community.
While others talked "collaboration" and "partnerships," Tom genuinely lived it out, with passion and humility.
We met many years ago as Non-profit agency CEO's. I came to appreciate and value his commitment to meet the most pressing needs of individuals within our community with creativity, innovation, compassion, and authenticity.
Tom was willing to "push the envelope," and dare to color outside the lines, if it meant a group of folks in dire need would find new hope and healing.
I found him to be inspiring and encouraging. We mourn the fact that he will no longer walk (or often in his case, run...) with us, but we also are confident that Heaven now hosts a man who is worthy of the Master's compliment in the Parable of the Talents, "Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master."
Rev. Michael Douglass
Advancing Vibrant Communities