Thomas has a passion for shaping men into disciples of Christ and harnessing the tremendous opportunity in sports to form and evangelize our youth. Serving as a lay missionary for over 19 years domestically, he has launched the only systematic Catholic outreach in the US for college athletes (Varsity Catholic). He has also lead and shaped the formation of hundreds of men that have also served the Church as missionaries.
Thomas has worked since 2001 as a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). In 2007, he launched Varsity Catholic, a division within FOCUS, to take their principles and approach to serve the faith needs of student-athletes across the country. Varsity Catholic has served thousands of college athletes over the years from coast to coast.
He received his Master’s degree in Catechetics and Evangelization as a member of the first graduating class of the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Thomas has been featured by the Vatican on the Pontifical Council of the Laity, Church and Sport Section. He served as one of 150 invited delegates to the first Global Conference on Sport and Faith, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Fall of 2016.
His first book, Compete Inside: 100 Reflections to Help You Become the Complete Athlete is being used by high school and college athletes across the country. Thomas founded Faith and Athletics to provide resources for parents, coaches and athletes.
He also has vast experience shaping men and facilitated men's formation for hundreds of missionaries for more than a decade. He has writen for Those Catholic Men and is featured in the new video series by the Knights of Columbus - Into the Breach. His second book, Pursuing Freedom: Becoming the Man You Could Be, will be released by Our Sunday Visitor in the early summer of 2020.
He is married with four adorable little children and resides in Colorado.