North Carolina & Merton 1971 (17 September 1949 – 23 February 2017)
Thomas read Modern History whilst at Merton college and then studied Law at Yale; however, he did not complete his study. Instead he spent 34 years teaching adult refugees and immigrants English as a second language. He eventually became a Roman Catholic deacon and served in the Arlington Diocese. Thomas also served as National Minister for all North American Secular Franciscans for 6 years.