Instructor: Marjorie Thompson
Marjorie J. Thompson is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church USA. She received her B.A. in religious studies from Swarthmore College, and her M.Div. from McCormick Theological Seminary. Following a post-graduate pastoral internship, she became a Research Fellow at Yale Divinity School where she studied Christian spirituality with Henri Nouwen and did independent research in ecumenical traditions of prayer. She has served as a director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership and as spiritual director to Companions in Christ, a program outgrowth of the Pathways initiative of Upper Room Ministries. Companions in Christ is a small-group resource for spiritual formation in local congregations, suited to ecumenical use. Marjorie brings over twenty-five years of experience with retreat work, teaching, and writing in the area of Christian spiritual formation. She is the author of Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life (Westminster/ John Knox Press 1995/2005) and Family, The Forming Center: A Vision of the Role of Family in Spiritual Formation (Upper Room Books, 1996).