Travels from Denver, Colorado
Contact Thomas Wurtz
Thomas has a passion for shaping men into disciples of Christ and harnessing the tremendous opportunity in sports to form and evangelize our youth. Serving as a lay missionary for over 16 years domestically, he has launched the only systematic Catholic outreach in the US for college athletes. He has also lead and shaped the formation of hundreds of men that have also served the Church as missionaries.
Thomas has worked with college athletes since 2001 as a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). In 2007, he launched Varsity Catholic, a division within FOCUS, to take their principles and approach to serve the faith needs of student-athletes across the country. Varsity Catholic has served thousands of college athletes over the years and taken over 200 of them overseas to lead mission camps - a mix of a sports camp and mission trip.
He received his Master’s degree in Catechetics and Evangelization as a member of the first graduating class of the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado.
Thomas has been featured by the Vatican on the Pontifical Council of the Laity, Church and Sport Section. He served as one of 150 invited delegates to the first Global Conference on Sport and Faith, hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture in the Fall of 2016.
His book, Compete Inside: 100 Reflections to Help You Become the Complete Athlete was released in April 2015 by Westbow Press, and is being used by high school and college athletes across the country. He has founded a company in faith and athletics to provide resources for parents, coaches and athletes.
He also has vast experience shaping men and facilitating men's formation for hundreds of missionaries for more than a decade. He also writes for Those Catholic Men.
He is married with three adorable little children and resides in Colorado.