Father Tom grew up in the North Country, hailing from Carthage, New York where he was raised in the Roman Catholic Church. From there, he pursued seminary studies for eight years in Philadelphia, PA, and was ordained a deacon in 2011 and then a priest in 2012. He served in three parish communities in both Clinton and Franklin counties. Having been ordained a priest for just over five years, Father Tom took time away from active priestly ministry for a time of discernment and prayer. During this time, he began working for St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers in Saranac Lake as the Associate Director of Engagement and Development, and has been there ever since. In 2020, he married his wife, Lynn, and together they make their home in Saranac, New York, with their children, Kiara and Alexander. Father Tom began his journey of faith with the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Albany in 2019, and in January of 2021, was received as a Priest in the Episcopal Church by Bishop William Love. He will serve as Associate Priest of Trinity Episcopal Church in Plattsburgh with Father David Ousley.