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, and Be Resourced.

Our goal for the pastors’ wives of our Great Lakes district is to have each of them: 


Be Connected

1. A bi-monthly connection email to provided a short focus on each of the goals

2. Provide opportunities to connect at our GLD annual conference, ministerial gatherings or meals one or more times a year.


Be Encouraged

1. A brief teaching to encourage pastors’ wives in their lives and ministries


Be Resourced

1. A resource book given or mailed to each GLD Pastors’ Wives

2. Seminar sessions at our GLD October Annual Conference for pastors’ wives.

  • 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 will be joining us for the Pastors’ Wives Seminar and Women’s Dinner


Archives of the GLD Pastors’ Wives Connections Emails

Check it out for encouraging teaching and great ideas for pastors’ wives.