Tom Ponchak

Tom Ponchak, BSCD, graduated with a degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville before leaving the Catholic Church to become an Evangelical pastor. After ten years away from Catholicism he returned to the Church in 2007.  Today, Tom holds a master catechist certification from the Diocese of Orlando and is actively involved in the faith formation ministry at his parish. He and his wife, Lisa, are members of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, a lay association of the faithful emphasizing Franciscan and monastic spirituality. He lives in central Florida with Lisa and their six children, and spends his days as an insurance claims manager to pay the bills and feed the family.

More of Tom’s writing can be found on his blog,, where you can also find information about contacting him for speaking engagements.