Thomas Glynn was born July 12, 1932 to Tom and Pauline Glynn. He grew up with his brother Jack and many other relatives from Ireland on the south side of Chicago. His love for education drew him to a career in teaching. While teaching at a boarding school on the northwest side of Chicago, Fr. Tom met Fr. Shary, then pastor of St. Joseph Parish. It was through his friendship with Fr. Shary that Fr. Tom learned and felt a calling to join the priesthood in the Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Fr. Tom entered Catholic University and St. Josaphat Seminary in Washington DC, in 1960. On March 29, 1964, Fr. Tom became the first priest ordained to the newly established St. Nicholas Eparchy by the first Bishop Jaroslaw Gabro. After his ordination, he remained at St. Nicholas Parish until 1967. In 1984 Fr. Tom moved to Detroit where he earned a Master’s Degree in Chemical Dependency. He also completed Certification as Social Worker.
On June 1, 1989, Fr. Tom returned to Chicago to serve at St. Joseph Parish, during which he established an English Language Bible study Group, coordinated the local Alcoholics Anonymous group, and has written extensively on the subject of Eastern Christian Spirituality, focusing on the liturgical calendar. On September 25, 2012, Fr. Tom entered into eternal life after complications from a sudden bout of pneumonia.