Jan Thompson

GLD Pastors' Wives Coordinator

Contact Jan at 630-881-7050 or jancthompson@gmail.com


Jan is the wife of the Great Lakes District Superintendent, Rick Thompson. Jan developed the GLD Pastors’ Wives team in 2015 with the goal of helping our GLD Pastors’ Wives to:


Be Connected

Be Encouraged

Be Resourced

Be Connected

1. Quarterly connection email to provide a short focus on each of the goals

2. Provide opportunities to connect at our GLD annual conference, ministerial gatherings or meals.

 

Be Encouraged

1. Teaching to encourage pastors’ wives in their lives and ministries

2. Scripture to pray for GLD pastor' wives' prayer partners

 

Be Resourced

1. Resource books given to GLD Pastors’ Wives

2. Seminar sessions at our Annual GLD Conference in October for pastors’ wives and women's dinner.

  • 2015  Our Spiritual Journey -seminar by Jan Thompson and special Afternoon tea at the Rockford EFC
  • 2016 Pastors’ Wives and Women’s Dinner with guest speaker, Maggie Rowe on Jonathan Edward’s wife, Sarah. Held at Trinity International University
  • 2017 Rooted Woman of Valor seminar by Jan Thompson from her new book by the same name.  Women’s Dinner with guest speaker, Pat Palau
  • 2018 Jill Briscoe joined us for the Pastors’ Wives Seminar and Women’s Dinner
  • 2019 Becky Kompelein, EFCA president’s wife, spoke at our Women’s Dinner
  • 2020 Pastor’s wife of our Rock of our Salvation EFC in Chicago, Bridgett Stevenson and former pastor’s wife of the Rock EFC, Paulette Washington will speak at our Women’s Dinner

3. GLD Pastors Wives Retreats

  • 2015 Chicago area Resilient Ministry Retreat with Dr. Donald Guthrie and others
  • 2018 Colorado at Glen Eyrie Resilient Ministry Retreat with Dr. Donald Guthrie and others
  • 2020 Colorado at Glen Eyrie Resilient Ministry Retreat with Dr. Donald Guthrie and others