Fr. Dcn. Thomas Sandberg is a demonologist and the author & editor of the unpopular Orthodox blog, thomassandberg.ca. A Métis born in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba in 1984 and reared as a non-baptized nominal Mennonite (Evangelical Mennonite Conference) in Blumenort, MB until his divorced, non-Mennonite, single mother of four allowed him to leave the Mennonite religion. A two-time high school dropout, he earned his GED in 2015, shortly after that beginning studies toward a 4-year B.A. in Religion & Culture at the University of Winnipeg, withdrawing from studies in early 2016. As a former member of Builders of the Adytum and a life-long predominately LHP occultist, it came as a surprise to all when he converted to the Orthodox Faith and was baptized and chrismated at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Winnipeg, MB in 2011. The story of his conversion is recorded nowhere.
Dcn. Thomas earned his Purple Belt on the 28th of November, 2014, having studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Prof. Rodrigo Munduruca since December of 2011. In October of 2016, he started training at Toronto BJJ when not in Manitoba; on December 2nd, 2017 he was promoted to Brown Belt by Prof. Jorge Britto.
On May 24th, 2014, he was tonsured a Reader, on September 21st, 2017, he completed the process of becoming a Certified Catechist in the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto (Canada) (now elevated to Greek Orthodox Archiocese of Canada), and on the evening of July 5th he was ordained a Deacon in the Greek Orthodox Archiocese of Canada. Currently, he is a poor seminarian at the Patriarchal Orthodox Theological Academy of Toronto (under Saint Paul University), where he commenced studies in September of 2016, residing there 2/3rds of the year without his wife and dog (†2016). With this blog, Dcn. Thomas continues wasting his time.
Fr. Dcn. Thomas Sandberg is a Métis Greek Orthodox seminarian, and a Juijiteiro, blogger, and cultural commentator. He is a certified catechist and held the position of Sr. Boys Counselor at Camp Metamorphosis Winnipeg for many years. He splits his time between Toronto, Ontario and Niverville, Manitoba.