I wish we had a picture to share, because this will be hard to really do justice with words. Tom recently was nudged by God to accept a new ministry position several states away. So, a couple of months ago, we relocated our family from NY to MN. This is not a small task, of course, in the physical sense nor the emotional sense. We left most of our belongings behind to be moved by a company, but wanted to move our most valuable instruments and equipment ourselves. To this end, Tom drove two full days with an electric keyboard, 2 trumpets, an upright bass, an electric bass, a mandolin, a banjo, an amp, and 2 guitars…in our prius…with a canoe on top. He was a sight. Thankfully he arrived safely and we are slowly finding our way. I am glad the show is now off the road and stacked on the kitchen cabinets of our dorm apartment instead.
To celebrate the start of this adventure, we launched a rocket with our kids today. We are thankful for this exciting step in our journey!
Tom has been writing music for about 30 years. Really. I recently found his notebook claiming “Gundermann’s Greatest Hits” from his elementary school years. Those will not be made available except to close family…even then, maybe not.
I can bear witness to his music ministry over the most recent years and I marvel at how easily stuff comes to him and how people respond to it. We are embarking on a sincere attempt to share the music he has written beyond the doors of our home and church. Welcome to the official website for tunesbytom! – Amy (spouse to the death and #1 fan)