Tom has been a lay ecclesial minister for over 30 years as Catholic high school catechist, Parish Director of Religious Education, and consultant for Religious Education in the Diocese of Youngstown. He volunteers at his parish as lector, extraordinary minister of Communion, Bible study leader, and lay leader of prayer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Biblical Studies from the Athenaeum of Ohio. He earned a Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio with is thesis "Praying the Bible: A Catechetical Plan for Praying Lectio Divina with Young Adults." He has been married to Jeanne for 35 years, and they have three young adult sons.
D.Min., St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology