Tom Manning

Hey! My name is Tom 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. My beautiful wife Brynn and I got married in July 2017.  We have three children, Cecilia, Michael & Faustina.

Where I serve

After serving four years as a missionary on the college campuses of the University of Mary and Benedictine College, God called me to serve on the Regional level within FOCUS. After serving regionally on the East Coast I now oversee our efforts in North and South Dakota. I train, equip, and lead 45 missionaries on the 9 college campuses FOCUS serves in the Dakota’s.

My Story

As a missionary, my greatest desire is to lead all students to Christ and experience his love and peace. 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 thought 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]


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