REV. dave thomson, DEACON
Hello brothers and sisters in Christ, my name is Deacon Dave Thompson. I was born in South Dakota when my dad was stationed in Rapid City. We moved to Denver when I was 11 months old so I remember nothing about South Dakota. I was raised in Denver and attended Denver Public Schools. I graduated from the University of Colorado. My wife, Vicki, and I were married at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Aurora. We have two daughters (Katrina and Natalie) and one son (Nick). In April of 2017 we were blessed with our first granddaughter.
Before becoming a deacon, I entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil on April 2, 1988. Vicki and I were involved with many ministries over the years including Marriage Encounter, Marriage Prep, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, lector, and Franciscan Mystery Players. We home schooled our three children for eight years. After that I taught math, science, religion, and technology at Assumption Catholic School in Denver, St. Pius X Catholic School in Aurora, and St. Mary Catholic School in Littleton.
I was ordained to the diaconate on June 20, 2015. My first three-year assignment was at St. Mary Catholic Parish in Littleton, Colorado. I am now assigned to Queen of Peace Catholic Church which was effective June 1, 2018 and I am very excited to be here.
Queen of Peace Catholic Church is an example of what I find most attractive to the Catholic Church: its diversity and richness. “Catholic” means universal, and Queen of Peace is very rich in parishioners who come from many countries around the world. I am astounded by the way we all come together to celebrate our faith and share in the Eucharist. Queen of Peace is a very special parish. Thank you for accepting me as your new deacon.