Tom Cheshire married December 21, 1982 to his helper and wonderful wife, Jan Cheshire.They have two beautiful daughters Amelia and Lindleigh and they have lived in the Springfield IL area since 1990.Tom served in the USMC 1976-1980 where he developed a passion for aviation, which turned into a 26-year career in corporate aviation that ended in September of 2002.Tom has been in men’s ministry really all his life, but has been in leadership in both his church as the men’s leader and in the Springfield and Central IL community for over two decades.Tom is an elder in his church with oversight in the area of Family ministry, Assimilation and Building management.Tom is a certified Men’s Ministry Coach for the National Coalition of Men’s Ministry, Charter member and in the leadership of the National Conference Ministry Iron Sharpens Iron.Tom is the former President and co-founder of Business Men In Christ (BMIC) located in Springfield IL.
Tom founded RPM, Relevant Practical Ministry for Men, which is designed to be a resource to pastor’s, leadership and men to help equip them to disciple and mature their men, so that they may establish or re-create a sustainable disciple-making ministry to men in their local churches. RPM desires to see EVERY man maturing in Christ in their local church.
Colossians 1:28-29 is what succinctly captures the heart of RPM and Tom.
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me. NASB
Tom & Lisa have been married since 2004 and are in love with Jesus and each other. As a result of their failures, they are passionate about men understanding all that God intended for them and in-turn love seeing marriages and families thrive. They have five children Ruby Sue(8), Moses James(5) Gabriel Michael(4) Shiloh Grace & Selah Rose(4 months).
Tom & Lisa started volunteering with RPM in 2007 and joined full-time staff as missionaries in Feb of 2013.
Mike and Karen have been married since April of 2007 and currently Mike works for a large broad line food distributor. In 2013, Mike sensed God stirring an interest in his heart to help hurting men all around come to know Christ more.
Because of this stirring Mike attended his first Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference in O’Fallon IL. On his three hour trip home from that first ISI, God laid on Mike’s heart what the Wabash Valley would look like if Terre Haute hosted an Iron Sharpens Iron Conference.
God has been working since that point thru a series of events to bring ISI to Terre Haute, Indiana on March 7th, 2015. Mike is working with RPM and ISI in a lead volunteer role in the Terre Haute area to bring this great one day men’s conference to help impact men, marriages and families.
Tatiana & Tre have been married since December of 2014. In September of 2016 God blessed them with their first child, a beautiful daughter, Tinley Roe. Tatiana has a passion to see lives being transformed for the Kingdom. She is also actively involved with her husbands youth ministry at Williamsville Christian Church. Tatiana loves being apart of what God is doing in this world.