President & Founder: Catholics Come Home.org
For 25 years, Tom Peterson built his career as an award-winning, national corporate advertising executive.
But Tom’s life would radically change forever, after receiving an incredible and transforming Spiritual conversion in 1997, while on a men’s retreat from his church. Soon afterward, he founded VirtueMedia.org and CatholicsComeHome.org.
In the first three years, Catholics Come Home® has aired in 33 dioceses from Boston to Chicago and Seattle to New Orleans, helping lead over 350,000 souls home to the Catholic Church. In December 2011 through January 2012, their www.CatholicsComeHome.org ads aired nationally, on top TV networks like NBC, CBS, Univision and most top cable networks during prime-time, reaching 125 million viewers ten times each, in every city across the United States!
In the past decade, Tom has presented to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Australian Media Conference and Australian Bishops Conference, and at various worldwide conferences and Pontifical Councils at the Vatican. Tom and his apostolates have been featured in nearly three hundred media venues worldwide, including multiple appearances on Fox News and EWTN.
Peterson’s second apostolate, VirtueMedia.org, creates and airs sanctity of life commercials helping as many as 22,000 abortion vulnerable women each month their ads air on MTV, BET, E! and VH1. Their prolife apostolate features multiple websites such as www.BlackDignity.org, www.PregnancyLine.org, www.HealingAfter.org and others promoting the sanctity of life.
Their interactive website and TV ads of www.EncouragePriest.org are designed to offer spiritual support for our priests, seminarians, bishops and our Holy Father.
Tom knows his vocation in life is to help people through media. He encourages others to seek God’s plan for their lives, to help change our world for the better. Tom and Tricia, his wife of 26 years, and their three daughters live in the suburbs of Atlanta.