Tom Pussel

Spiritual Life Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio behind three city baseball diamonds that were also home. After college at Wittenberg, I continued my business education at Xavier in healthcare. A move to Texas introduced a new career, an awakened faith, my bride to be, and a cancer diagnosis that changed everything. Once the chemo and stem cell transplant were completed we got married and moved to Dallas for a newfound calling and seminary education at Dallas Theological Seminary.

While in Dallas I had the privilege of working in Spiritual Formation at the Howard Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership. Following seminary, I co-planted Fellowship Church of Louisville and served as Teaching Pastor for five years.

In 2011 we moved to Cleveland to plant Prodigal Church where I currently serve in addition to having been a chaplain for the Cleveland Clinic. Along the way, I met Rich and Jim who have been an enormous encouragement. Ross and I have two children and whenever I can sneak away I drink coffee and read my way through the Modern Library 100 Best Novels.

In 2011 Tom became a partner with CrossPoint.  Tom lives in Cleveland, OH where he is the pastor of Prodigal Church. Tom also serves as an assistant hospital chaplain, is currently a CPE student at the Cleveland Clinic, and is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

You are welcome to contact Tom directly ( for Grief Recovery and Spiritual Life Coaching.