Tom Henry, President
Tom brings three decades of innovation as a pastor, consultant, and missions executive to the task of working with International Students both here and upon their return back home.
Previously, Tom served with a mission/humanitarian organization that carries out kingdom-building by mobilizing indigenous and western leaders to serve China and other countries. He was inspired to move into missions from the pastorate during a 2002 trip to China, where he witnessed a dynamic Christianity straight out of the Book of Acts.
Tom became a Christian in 1974 through the campus ministry of Campus Crusade and saw firsthand how a Campus Ministry could impact lives and build leaders for the kingdom. Challenged by Bill Bright’s vision to “reach the World by 1980,” he attended Covenant Seminary in St Louis and later served 20 years as a pastor, most recently as Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte NC.
Pat Cannon, Co-Founder
Pat co-founded HIS with her husband Pete over 20 years ago. Since his death in August 2010 she has been integral to the continuing ministry at HIS in Columbia and to the continued development of Pete’s broader vision. Please read her welcome message here.
Ashley Monk, Administrative Assistant to President