Thomas Manning


Hey! My name's Thomas and I am a FOCUS Missionary.  I grew up in Casper, Wyoming. I went to the University of South Dakota, where I came to know Jesus Christ on a personal level.  I graduated in the spring of 2015. 

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve students on a college campus.  My first two years on staff I served as a Varsity Catholic missionary, which is a division of FOCUS that serves student athletes full-time.  The first year being at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, the second year being at Benedictine College.  For my third year I will be returning to Benedictine College as the Team Director!

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and experience his love and peace.  I had a radical conversion to Jesus Christ in college. In my early years of college I succumbed to the temptations of the party scene and lived a life apart from Jesus.  Being a member of the Varsity football team I placed my identity as "just an athlete" and felt that my athletic ability was my worth.  My junior year I experienced a season ending knee injury.  I felt as though my identity "as an athlete" was taken away from me.  During that time of trial a missionary came into my life and mentored me and directed me to the person of Jesus Christ.  I found my identity as a son of God.  Ever since I have lived with an abundance of peace and joy.  I want others to know that love and peace.  Everyday I try to imitate Jesus as best I can, so I can show his love to those in spiritual poverty. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.  You can reach me at 307-277-7551 or [email protected]

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …