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Rev. Marjorie Thompson

Marjorie is an ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She received her Bachelor of Arts in religious studies from Swarthmore College, and her Master of Divinity degree 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.

In 1996, Marjorie took a full-time position with The Upper Room as Director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership, now called Pathways for Congregational Spirituality. She has served as chief architect of a major new resource in congregational spiritual formation for small groups called Companions in Christ.  She is a widely sought retreat leader, teacher, and speaker in the area of Christian spirituality

She has written Family, the Forming Center; and Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life. Her writings have also appeared in Weavings, Worship, The Upper Room Disciplines, The Abingdon Preacher’s Annual, and A Reader’s Companion to Crossing the Threshold of Hope: Sixteen Writers on the Pastoral Writings of Pope John Paul II. Marjorie has subsequently authored articles for other volumes in the Companions series, entitled “The Way of Forgiveness” and “The Way of Blessedness, The Way of Grace, and “Exploring the Way.”

Marjorie enjoys hiking, creative cuisine, music, and watercolor painting when time allows. She and her husband John live in Kingston Springs, Tennessee, with John’s mother and two cats.