Thomas is co-pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. From a family of pastors and nurses in his native Minnesota, Thomas graduated from St. Olaf College before relocating to the Northeast to finish his education at Princeton Theological Seminary and The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Thomas is passionate about faith formation and outreach, leading a dynamic small group ministry and offering “Free Prayer” at coffee shops throughout his local area on a weekly basis. His writing has appeared in Duke Divinity School’s Faith and Leadership online magazine, Ministry Matters, and Living Lutheran.
Thomas is married to Abigail Visco Rusert, a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Director of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. They live in Buckingham, Pennsylvania, with their daughters Dorothy and Solveig, their son Frank, and their Vizsla, Summit. Thomas enjoys taking his children for hikes with the dog on his day off and then cooking a nice meal for the family while listening to music and sipping a glass of wine or a pale ale.