Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships

Tom Watkins presently serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships. He and his team engage with ministries in the broader missions world, developing ministry strategies and partnerships where TWR can work synergistically with others to achieve greater impact and effectiveness. He joined TWR in 1993 as Director of Donor Services and has also served as Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he met his wife Cathy. They have two sons, Drew and Patrick, who are both married and reside in the Raleigh area.