Tom grew up in Hawthorne, NJ, and attended Villanova University (BA), the University of London (MA), and Montclair State University (MAT). He has been a professor of English at colleges in China, Thailand, and New Jersey, and also spent several years working in publishing in the Philippines, where he discovered a passion for charity work and served as president of a Rotary Club.
“God’s call came to me in the midst of helping the poor. I saw how hard life is for so many people, and how the messages of Christ can bring peace and joy to those who give and to those who receive. When I visited PSJS upon the recommendation of my diocese, I saw that it was a place in which Christ’s messages are an integral part of daily life.”