About Our Retreat Speaker...
Rev. Dr. W. Mart Thompson is Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of the Specific Ministry Pastor Program at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Before being called fulltime to the seminary, he served 28 years as a campus pastor, sole pastor, and senior pastor. His areas of experience and expertise include pastoral theology, catechesis, member incorporation/assimilation, small group ministry, youth and family ministry.
His decision to enter pastoral ministry was influenced by his participation in an LCMS campus ministry (Lutheran Student Center at MSU in Springfield), where he also met his future wife, Cheryl. Each of their three children were also active participants in LCMS campus ministries (Campus Lutheran Church, Mizzou; Lutheran Student Fellowship, Truman State).