Thomas lives in Cape Coral, Florida, and celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary with his wife Maria in August, 2016. He also has a daughter named Marissa who is a talented art student. Thomas is currently a parishioner at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church in Cape Coral, Florida. Thomas has served, at his former parish (St. Andrew Catholic Church, Cape Coral, Florida), as a lector, altar server, Knights of Columbus Youth Director, and Chairperson for the Peace and Justice Ministry.ThomasYanoti

Thomas is a competitive natural bodybuilder, competing in the Masters (Over 50) division. Thomas loves his dog, a Boston terrier/pug mix, his Miami Dolphins—even though they are the epitome of mediocrity–and movies with his wife. Food is another one of his passions. Thomas is a caseworker for a non-profit organization, helping homeless people find permanent housing.

Thomas is a graduate of the Blessed Edmund Rice School for Pastoral Ministry, earning a diocesan diploma. Thomas has also earned a Master of Theological Studies degree (MTS) from the Institute for Pastoral Theology (IPT), part of Ave Maria University.

Answering the Call: 

I answered the call because I feel that God has graced me with the charism of writing. This charism is in response to heaps of undeserved grace given to me by my Lord in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, in the Eucharist, in my Catholic education, in my wife and daughter, in my job and in a few good friends, in my health, and in the countless times God has made the hymn ‘Amazing grace’ truly understandable to a wretch like me.

Favorite Verse:

“I can endure all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)

It is my favorite because it has gotten me through tough workouts, tough situations, and tough times.

Fun Fact:

I am a dedicated health enthusiast, but need a glass of Jim Beam Bourbon once in a blue moon.

Thomas can be reached at tyanoti@spesinchrist.com.  

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