Hi, I’m Reverend Father Thoms, and I was born in West Long
Branch, NJ. I grew up on a small farm in Chambersburg, PA.
Then went to college in Philadelphia (Wynnewood), PA at Saint
Charles Borromeo seminary, graduating with a BA in
Philosophy and a minor in Classical Languages (emphasis in
I continued seminary in Columbus (Worthington), OH at the Pontifical College Josephinum, graduating with a Masters in Theology and a Master of Divinity, and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on October 7, 2000 at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA. After 13 years of parish ministry in the Diocese of Harrisburg, PA I left to marry Dawn.
Although having continued in various lay ministries since leaving the Harrisburg Diocese and now a full time chaplain at a local hospital, I felt called back to full priestly ministry.
I have now resumed my apostolic vocation as a priest of the National Catholic Church of America (NCCA) and am forming a local parish.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, NCCA, is currently in formation.|
My intention for this local parish is to have: