Thomas, Canadian by birth and Swiss by descent, currently makes his home in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Elizabeth. Having been intrigued by philosophy and theology from a young age, he completed both his BA (’00) and MA (’04) in philosophy from Trinity Western University and the University of Guelph, respectively.
From 2006 to 2010, Thomas taught students from diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds at the L’Abri Fellowship International in the Swiss Alps. There, his many responsibilities included lecturing on philosophy, theology, worldview and epistemology, facilitating group discussions on matters of life and faith, and mentoring students in individualized academic tutorials. In addition to influencing students intellectually, he provided personal counseling and vocational advice during major life transitions and support during periods of spiritual questioning, doubt and exploration. As a leader at L’Abri, he modeled the core values of an intentional community, including radical hospitality, respectful dialogue, and hope.
After moving back to Canada in 2010, Thomas completed a post-graduate certificate (’13) as a Career Development Practitioner at Conestoga College. He currently operates his own Career Counselling business in Guelph, Ontario, where he facilitates in-person (and online) coaching sessions that empower clients to thrive in today’s labour market. In addition to career counselling, he is busy speaking to conference gatherings, congregations, and campus groups on the importance of thinking about faith and asking tough questions. His well-researched lectures and discussions show people how to interpret multiple sources of information from a faith perspective and learn new ways of cultivating their minds.
On days off, Thomas pursues comprehensive health by dedicating time to swimming, mountain biking, playing guitar, listening to Coldplay, watching Bruce Lee Films, and drinking fruit smoothies. True to his Swiss heritage, Thomas has a weakness for dark chocolate.