Dorothy Thompson

Church Secretary

How long at John Wesley?

For over twenty years.  After a year of working for the Crisis and Suicide Service, the youth pastor asked me to apply for the position of secretary.  I applied and was hired and after nearly 19 years, I still enjoy my work and the people who have become dear friends and my Christian family.


When attending Marion College, now Indiana Wesleyan University, I met my husband while we were touring with the college choir.  I was studying English Education and he was studying for the ministry.  After dating for a year, we married and in 2016 celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.  We have three brilliant children and four grandchildren who also happen to be brilliant. (I'm not exaggerating a bit!)

Past Employment

After pastoring for six years at a church on the Space Coast of Florida, we felt God telling ust o move back to Indianapolis because we were going to be needed here.  We found John Wesley Free Methodist Church, loved the people, so it became our church home. 


Why Am I serving at John Wesley Free Methodist Church?

As a church we have started working toward our goal of becoming a multicultural, multi-generational, and multi-racial church.  God is pushing us in that direction so fast that we have to race to keep up.  One of my favorite Bible verses is 2 Peter 3:18 "But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ." That is a process that is never finished. It's so exciting to be in God's work!