Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Thompson to be interim executive of Global Mission Partnerships.

R. Jan Thompson has been appointed interim executive director of Global Mission Partnerships for the Church of the Brethren General Board, as of April 1. He is an ordained minister, a former General Board member, and a former mission worker for the church. Thompson will work out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill.

As mission staff in Sudan, he and his wife, Roma Jo Thompson, worked on a Theological Education by Extension (TEE) program and with the Sudan Council of Churches. He was called to head the Church of the Brethren's Disaster Response Program for a term of service beginning in 1978. He also has filled several volunteer positions in the church, most recently as moderator of Pacific Southwest District in 2005, and was part of a Faith Expedition to Sudan in 2002.

Source: 4/9/2008 Newsline

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