Angela Tomes, Workplace Missionary

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What are some job titles you’ve held?

  • Daycare
  • Nurse
  • Stay at home Mom

What industries have you worked in?


How old were you when you were baptized?

Baptized and sprinkled as a baby as a Catholic.

Made a personal decision at the age of 19 and was baptized.

How did a failure set you up to have success being a missionary at work?

I would say being pregnant at 19 was a come to Jesus moment for me.  The point in my life when I realized I was not in control of my life, and that it wasn’t about me anymore. 

Jesus showed me grace, comfort, and unconditional love at the most vulnerable time in my life.

The grace he showed to me was something I wanted to show to others.

What’s a Bible verse that you want to share with your fellow workplace missionaries? Why?

Philippians 4: 6-7

This verse reminds me that I am serving an audience of one and his name is Jesus.  I don’t have to be anxious of anything because he is always in control.

If you could tell the CEOs of the biggest companies in the world one sentence about Jesus, what would it be?

Be humble because it is only because of Jesus Christ that you are successful and the CEO of this particular company.  Treat others as well as Christ has treated you. Practice Servant Leadership.

What’s the best spiritual investment you’ve made?

My marriage and my children

What seed planting tip would you share with your fellow workplace missionaries?

Be an example.  Everyone is watching. Show love, grace, compassion, and consistency.  Set appropriate expectations and boundaries.

What would you tell to young Christians who are entering the workforce for the first time?

Be patient with yourself and others.

When you find yourself focusing on worldly things, what do you do to refocus on following Jesus?

Remembering why I have what I have.  My family, job, children, friends, material wealth, is because of Christ not because of anything I have done.  My success in life is because of who Christ is and who I am in Christ.