Dawn Thompson

Director of Kids Ministries
DDawn moved from St Louis with her husband (Wayne and sons) to Springfield in 2000. As they were looking for a new church home, they came upon this wonderful church called Schweitzer. The children s ministry was just what they were looking for to be involved in with their two young sons Aaron (now a freshmen in college at Rose- Hulman) and Adam ( a Junior at Glendale HS) . Quickly the boys grew and Dawn became involved in the “Tween Time” ministry for 4th & 5th graders. As the boys grew even more, Dawn became involved in the youth ministry ( Dawn was the Coordinator of Youth Ministries for 2 years). Dawn remains involved with Schweitzer as acting Interim Director of the Kids Ministries. Dawn would love to see the kids ministry at Schweitzer grow even more and to help parents become more involved in their kids spiritual development. Her favorite saying is: You’re welcome just as you are. Your thoughts are welcome. Your doubts are welcome. We’re all in this together. God is here, ready to connect with you in a fresh way.

What is your favorite thing about fall?

Football of course!

If you had to do it all over again what would you study in school?

I would say Marine Biology- animal life so I could swim with the dolphins and live by the sea!

What is the funniest thing you have heard a child say?

That they want to be a Police Dog or an AstroSNOT when they grew up!