Meet Shef

hi there,

My name is Tom Shefchunas (Shef) and I am the Executive Director of Student Strategy at Orange. I lead the development and strategy for XP3 Middle School and High School curriculum.

Before that I was North Point Ministries’ Multi-Campus Director of Transit, their middle school ministry, for 12 years. And before that, I spent 10 years as a high school teacher, coach, and principal.

My passion is working with, recruiting, and developing volunteers and leaders who will shape the next generation. Through nearly two decades of leadership in ministry I've had numerous opportunities to coach and be coached by some amazing individuals and it would be my pleasure to pass that experience on to you.


Throughout the year I offer both individual and group coaching sessions. Individual coaching looks different for every client, group coaching is around a common issue or group of people.


Not only do I love speaking to students, but I love speaking about my passions. That includes volunteer mobilization, strategy, and the local church. Find out more about booking for a conference, camp, or event.


Many times a third party consultant can help a church and/or youth ministry get “unstuck” and moving along. My specialty is ministry systems and organization, volunteer recruitment, orientation, and maintenance, and multi-campus strategy at all levels throughout a church.