My name is Thomas Yoder. I am 23 years old and was lucky enough to get to know Luke during our tenure at Belmont Abbey College. My motto in life has always been God, Family, Country, Baseball.
My faith has always been my number one priority. I struggle with sin and temptation on a daily basis, but the salvation found in Jesus Christ gives me hope each and every day to take on the world and the evils that might stand in my way.
My family has always been very loving and supporting and I am thankful for all they have done for me. My parents and brother are always my biggest inspiration and I’m thankful for my wonderful girlfriend for always being by my side. You will find with me that family means more than “mom and dad” and I’d run through a brick wall for those who fall under “family”.
Country, we’ll get back to this.
I fell in love with baseball when I was 5 years old. I gave it my everything for 17 years until God told me it was time to try something new. I learned many life lessons in baseball (like how to fail… it happens a lot…) and the people I have met through the sport will forever be close to me.
I have always loved the United States of America and have admired those who serve to protect her each and every day, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. After baseball ended I was blessed with an opportunity to commission in the United States Navy and proudly serve for your rights.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing video games, watching college football, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and am a struggling musician trying to teach myself guitar and piano.
“If you’re going through hell, keep on going” -Winston Churchill
“Work for a cause, not for an applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.” -Unknown