Rev. Tara Thompson has always felt a pull toward ministry, and for her, the next step on her journey is serving as pastor at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Emporia, the congregation that welcomed her last month.
Thompson is a Springfield, Mo., native who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. She earned her Master of Divinity Degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa. She moved from Salina after serving at the Belmont Boulevard Christian Church.