Rev. Tara Thompson

Our senior minister is Rev. Tara Thompson. Tara came to First Christian Church in July 2021. Tara is a native of Southwest Missouri and graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a BA in Psychology, and a minor in Sociology. Upon graduation from MSSU, Tara entered seminary, and in May 2010 graduated with the Master of Divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was then ordained into Christian Ministry in July 2010. Tara has served congregations in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas. She is the proud foster mother to “Nugget.”

Tara is seeking for herself and other travelers on this faith journey to go on the journey that Jesus took, together.

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;

   and what does the Lord require of you

but to do justice, and to love kindness,

   and to walk humbly with your God? 

-Micah 6:8

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