Tom Albinson | Founder/President
Founder/President and Kakuma Refugee Camp Ministry Leader
Tom Albinson has been serving refugees full-time since 1981, first with Slavic Gospel Association (1981-1992) and later with International Teams (1992-2009). It was in June 2009 that he founded IAFR.
Over the years, Tom has provided leadership and ministry support to teams serving forcibly displaced people in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Malta, New Zealand, Sudan, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.
In 2013, Tom was appointed by World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) to serve as Ambassador for Refugees, Displaced and Stateless People. Tom is an active founding member of the Refugee Highway Partnership - a growing international network of churches and Christian agencies serving refugees and forcibly displaced people.
Tom graduated from Taylor University in 1980 with a B.A. in Social Work. He has since studied some theology at Wheaton Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has also taken courses in the Leadership Studies graduate program of Azusa Pacific University. But he has learned most from the forcibly displaced people with whom he has worked over the years.
Tom was based in Austria from 1981-2003. Tom and his wife, Donna, have been married since 1985. They have two children and live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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