Tom O'Malley, Executive Director
Tom is a man of strong
faith in God and Jesus Christ. He spent 12 years serving with the US Army and
Army National Guard commencing in the mid ‘70’s. After his tour of
active duty, Tom earned a BS in Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University
and held positions as plant supervisor and territory manager for some of the
largest agricultural operations in the Midwest.
In 1987 He married Gail, a supportive, elementary Art Teacher. Tom is a
family man with two Korean adopted, children whose names are Sarah, 16 years
old and Matthew, 14 years
As a generalist business professional, Tom is someone who
sees the needs of the company and can allocate critical resources to get the
business unit in a position to succeed. He has a strong Ag-business background
and has spent 10 years in a self-employed entrepreneurial retail
In 2004, Tom returned to the Agriculture Sector and started Protein For Kids.
Tom is certified by GALA (Globalization and Localization Association) in
project management and localization.
Mike Bednar Board Member
Hello, my name is Mike Bednar, I
have lived in Farmington for 24 years,
I’m married to a lovely women, Karol. I have two
children, my daughter Breanna who’s 23 and my son Taylor
who’s 21. Brea is married
to Jesse Barker
and they gave us a fantastic grandson Braden, who just
they live in Farmington and are expecting our 2nd
lives in Avon CO. and still trying to find out what he
wants to do. I gave my life over to Christ 11 years ago,
and have gone to Haiti
several times with Tom. I was with him when God gave him
the vision of PFK, I know how passionate he is about it,
and I would like to help him achieve that vision.
McIntyre Board Member
up down in the southern tip of Illinois going to a Southern Baptist church
where I went to church 3 times week whether I wanted to or not. You might say
I had a drug problem, I got drug to church week after week! When I was 10 years
old, I had a conversion experience that later in life I learned was not
authentic because there was no repentance involved. There was no life change, and I lived just like everyone else.
In high school, I got involved in the sport of rodeo riding bulls. I ended
up going to college at Fort
College on a rodeo/music scholarship. After
college I began to compete full time in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association. I spent 18 years riding bulls as pretty much my sole source of
income. After I got married, I eventually quit riding bulls, and after some
strong encouragement from my wife, I began to go to church again.
Several years ago, God opened my eyes and revealed to me the true state that
I was in. I had been living under the
lie that repeating a prayer back when I was 10 had earned me a "get out of
hell free card"...God showed me my mistake. I repented for the first time
in my life and surrendered to Jesus as Lord of my life. Soon after He called me into the ministry
leading me to plant this church...and as they say, the rest is history!
I really enjoy hunting, camping, fishing, canoeing, or just about anything
outdoors. I am an avid bow hunter and
especially love to go to the Boundary Waters camping. God has given me a heart
for men and the desire to teach them the importance of their role in the church
and their family.
I moved up here from Texas
where I was living while riding bulls 15 years ago and married my wife of 15
years Becky (Tonsager). We have two children, Levi who is 5, and Sophie who is
3. I spent 10 years working in the
family owned business Chub Lake Feed before God started His work in my life. I became licensed through the Fellowship of
Evangelical Churches in July of 2010 and began the work of planting this church
shortly there after.
I have two associates degrees, one in music and one in construction
management. I have also recently
received a bachelors degree in biblical studies/theology. I plan to spend the rest of my life serving
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in whatever He calls me to. But by the grace of God go I! Founding
Pastor of The Real
Tree Church. www.therealtreechurch.org
Turner Board Member
Native of Burnsville, Minnesota and currently living in Farmington, Minnesota.
Married to Jessie for 11 years with three children; Trinity
(7), Nathan (4) and Aliza (6 months).
Degree in biochemistry from St
John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
Masters of Business Administration from Augsburg College,
Representative of Pfizer Inc for 10 years, the world’s
largest pharmaceutical company.
Currently working for Advanced BioHealing as a Senior
Account Manager representing regenerative medicine products. Been with ABH for 3 years.
History with PFK
Involved with PFK since 2006, and have been in Haiti
during four separate mission trips from 2006-2009.
Youth Leader with The
Real Tree Church
Jim Switzer Board Member
Jim comes from a family that has
been in the landscape/horticulture business his entire
father was with the National Park Service and he lived
in various states in the U.S.
Jim has Associates Degree in
Landscape Design from University of Minnesota
– Waseca and a Bachelors Degree in Horticulture Business
from South Dakota State
Upon graduation he came back to
work in the family landscape business with his father,
at Switzer’s Nursery & Landscaping out of Northfield,
With that he became 3rd generation in the
company was originally started by his grandfather.
He currently is employed with Minnesota Department of Transportation
(MNDOT) working in the highway maintenance department.
Jim is married to Vickie (Ehlers)
from Hampton, MN.
Both graduated from Farmington High School.
Yearly he coordinates mission trips
He sees first hand the issues and challenges of
He has previously served on a board that works in
Now being asked to serve on Protein
for Kids board he will bring his past knowledge and
experiences to the work that will benefit this
Karol Bednar Board Member
Grew up in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Married to Michael for 25 years. We have 2 children,
Breanna Barker (23) Taylor Bednar (21) and are blessed
with a grandson Braden (11 months)
Education: Degree in English from the
University of Oshkosh ;
Been in the Health Insurance business for over 24
years. I have recently mad a change and have started my
business Above All In Home Care Services, providing
compassionate and quality services for those in need.
God has shown me to live my dream as He has done so
often with others as life circumstances lead us to our
calling. I am honored to serve Protein For Kids and will
do so with a blazing desire to serve those in need.
Worldwide Impact-providing nutritional support to underdeveloped communities through their local church