Deacon Tom was born in Cambridge, MA in 1960. He is the son of the late Thomas Albert Healey and his mother Virginia Healey lives in Raleigh,NC along with his younger brother Darron. He also has a sister, Maribeth, in Orlando,FL. Deacon Tom spent his high school, college, and early adult years in Southeast Florida, living in Palm Beach and Broward counties. As a consequence of his being born in Eastern Massachusetts, he is cursed and blessed to be a Red Sox fan.
Deacon Tom was married to Jo Ann Kelley in 1994 and has two adult children. He moved to Charlottesville in 1995.
Deacon Tom is a Software Engineer by trade with a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. His career includes work with embedded systems and he has worked for ABB and GE as well as Value America and MusicToday. He is now employed by the University of Virginia as a Systems Engineer.
In 2007, Deacon Tom felt the call to the diaconate and was accepted to the newly formed cohort. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from Saint Leo’s University as part of his diaconal formation. He was ordained in November 2012 by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of Richmond, to serve the people of the diocese. He has served the people of Incarnation since his ordination.