Thomas is currently studying as a seminarian for the Melkite Greek Catholic Church at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He grew up just outside of Manchester, New Hampshire, where he graduated from St. Anselm College with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2010. After college, he helped manage a food pantry in Lawrence, Massachusetts for two years, taught religion at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, New Hampshire for a semester, while painting icons and studying iconography at Holy Images Icon Studio.