Father Tom Edelen is a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. Before entering seminary, Fr. Tom served as a civilian Air Force chaplain and is currently a chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas prison system. He is also an avid gardener and raises chickens.
As an Outreach Priest, Fr. Tom feels inspired and motivated to serve Christ by working with those in need. He is able to see the incredible difference that Cross Catholic Outreach makes in the lives of the poor, and we are proud to have such a moving and compassionate orator preaching on behalf of those we serve.