Tom Prichard


Tom Prichard is the founding Executive Director of Sudan Sunrise and is a priest in the Episcopal/Anglican church. He worked for 20 years with the South American Missionary Society (SAMS) of the Episcopal Church, serving 15 years as Executive Director. At SAMS, he oversaw the restructuring and growth of the organization and the development of a wide range of relief, health, community development and education projects in Latin America and Spain. In 2003, he became mission pastor at Christ Church (Anglican) in Overland Park, KS. In 2004, he facilitated the efforts of Sudanese Christians to get aid to their former enemies, the Muslims of Darfur, which spurred him to found Sudan Sunrise. Tom was a semi-finalist in the Volvo for Life Awards in 2005 and 2006, and is included in the book Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World, by Darius Graham. He was also featured in the Christian Science Monitor article, “Tom Prichard pursues peace, education in South Sudan.”