CTTT Executive Director


Tom DeWolfTom DeWolf serves as Executive Director for Coming to the Table. He has been involved with CTTT since the first gathering at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in January 2006. He was hired to coordinate CTTT communications, activities and administration in February 2013 when Susan Hutchison, co-founder of CTTT, stepped down from the position.

Tom is a trained STAR Practitioner. STAR is a research-supported trauma awareness and resilience training program that brings together theory and practices from neurobiology, conflict transformation, human security, spirituality, and restorative justice to address the needs of individuals, organizations, and communities dealing with the impacts of present-day or historic trauma.

Since 2008, Tom has taken classes in the Coming to the Table model, Restorative Justice, Healing the Wounds of History Through Transformative Theater, Media for Societal Transformation, and Building Restorative Organizations at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute through the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding at EMU.

Tom is the co-author, with Sharon Leslie Morgan, of Gather at the Table (Beacon Press, 2012). Gather at the Table was named Best Nonfiction/Biography & Memoir by the Phillis Wheatley Book Awards. Tom’s first book, Inheriting the Trade (Beacon Press, 2008), is the story of his experiences in the making of the Emmy-nominated, PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, in which he is featured. In addition to writing, Tom is a public speaker and workshop leader at universities, corporations, and conferences throughout the United States. Tom and his wife Lindi live in Oregon.

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