Tom Lyman brings more than 20 years serving the Church in a variety of settings as a Catholic evangelist, educator, and spiritual and liturgical formator. Having served the Archdiocese of Boston as a member of the Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship team in the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship, Tom worked with more 20 different multi-parish collaboratives as they came together in collaborative ministry, developing a culture of evangelization and discipleship, and facilitating their writing of local pastoral plans for evangelization. In addition to delivering full-day workshops in evangelization and leadership, Tom also wrote and facilitated workshops for Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion while he led the Office of Divine Worship for the Archdiocese. In his years serving in these roles, Tom discovered a passion for helping parish communities discover the specific ways in which God was calling them to evangelize.
Prior to his service with the Archdiocese, Tom spent five years in priestly formation at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA, for the Archdiocese of Boston. It was there that he received a strong intellectual, spiritual, human, and pastoral formation that serves him to this day. Before that time, he spent eight years teaching history and modern languages (Spanish, French, and Italian) in Catholic and public high schools in the Boston area.
Tom earned a Bachelor’s in History from Providence College, and later an M.Ed. from P.C. from the P.A.C.T. program, a program of professional and spiritual formation for aspiring Catholic educators and has studied abroad in Florence, Italy; Quebec, Canada; and Uppsala, Sweden.
Tom has a passion for travel and languages—he has also studied Swedish, Latin, and Greek—and has on three different occasions located and reconnected with long-lost relatives in different places in Italy and in Sweden. Married to Lauren with three children, Tom and his family love to spend time with family on Cape Cod, the North Shore, and in Southeastern Mass. and Rhode Island. They are often found on field trips to Boston, at Duxbury Beach, or exploring the Maine coast whenever they can.