About Thomas Lift:

Our names are Ronja and William Butler, and we are the owners of Thomas Lift, LLC, our small business. William is a nationally recognized artist & designer, and Ronja is the CEO of Thomas Lift, LLC. 

We are grateful to God for our marriage of over 30 years & for our two precious sons (both wonderful young men). We followed God’s call to Camden, NJ, from Des Moines, IA, in 2011, and we were blessed to live, work, and serve in Camden, NJ, for 12.5 years. 

As of 2024, God called us out of Camden and into a new journey where we are mobile for the Lord living/working/ministering out of a 19’ sprinter van (van life!) spending time in a number of cities across the U.S. on our way to Los Angeles (City of Angels).

Thank you for connecting with us. Come along for the ride as we drive our sprinter van and share via vlog God’s stories of wonderful people and places throughout our nation. We are excited to share these stories and to also share some encouragement along the way. Please view our vlogs here (and you can subscribe too): www.youtube.com/thomaslift

More about our small business, Thomas Lift, LLC:

Thomas Lift is a socially conscious small business creating inspired art and design as a brand of love and justice. William is an established, nationally recognized artist. He creates beautiful and inspired commissioned, studio, live, and digital artwork as well as designs, and his paintings have been purchased from coast to coast. William’s artwork is luminous and layered embedded with themes of love and hope. He brings more than 30 years of experience as an artist and a graphic designer to each painting. 

We are thankful to each person and organization who has purchased William’s studio artwork and/or commissioned William to create a custom work of art. We are honored to partner with incredible entities and individuals with William’s artwork and design. We are grateful for the support and for being connected to great communities throughout the nation.

To purchase William’s original paintings as well as fine art reproductions of his original artwork: www.thomaslift.com/studio

If we can assist you with your art & design needs, please let us know. Purchases of William’s artwork, fine art reproductions, and other work support us in our van life and in our work and ministry.

We strive to live simply and give generously. At least 10% of our sales and fees received for all art and design is given back to help and empower the enslaved, orphaned, and economically disadvantaged.


The Purpose for Our Work and Ministry:

We strive to follow God’s leadings, to walk in love and humility, and to help empower people. We are inspired by Isa. 61 and Luke 4 (the words of Jesus) which state:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
 He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
 and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the captives free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

When working in Los Angeles (LA), we experienced a heart-tug similar to how we felt when we visited Camden, NJ, for the first time 15+ years ago. Our hearts are burdened for those suffering, and we believe, God willing, we can help make a difference. We look forward to sharing William’s artwork as well as God’s love, peace, and hope with all we meet in LA, in Camden, and in cities in between!

We thank God for His amazing love and grace for each of us. Also, we have been tremendously blessed by many that without their love, prayers, and support of our small business, our work and ministry would not be a reality.

Thank you for your support. God bless you and all your loved ones.


Our Passion for Love & Justice:

Our hearts break for the people in this world struggling to survive. Each day, at least 30,000 children die – many due to the lack of basic needs. In addition, over 50 million adults and children around the world endure the horrors of slavery, either by forced prostitution or forced labor, with this being a multibillion-dollar industry worldwide. Every 30 seconds, a child is sold as a sex slave somewhere in the world, and about 2 million children are being trafficked as sex slaves today. These atrocious evils must be stopped.

The pain and despair impoverished and enslaved people experience is horrific. We founded our small business,Thomas Lift, LLC, to help raise awareness of the slavery and hurt in this world and to strive to make a difference by working to restore lives and communities.

We work in conjunction with many incredible people and entities across our nation to help bring hope and restoration to those suffering and in need. Let us all become informed and involved in supporting those suffering and enslaved. Let us partner together in helping to effectuate love, justice, and restoration in our neighborhoods, cities, nation, and across the world.

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William Butler

Artist & Creative Director
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Ronja Butler

Chief Executive Officer

Incredible Organizations Doing Good:

These organizations are making a huge impact in the world, and we are honored to support & encourage their work.



International Justice Mission

Exodus Cry

Love 146


FBI – Trafficking Statistics



Hope International


World Vision

Urban Promise

Seeds of Hope

Freedom for Youth

Blessman International

Child Voice International