Michael (Mike) Thompson serves as General Counsel for the Church of the Nazarene at its denominational offices in Lenexa, Kansas. He also serves in interim pastor assignments in the Kansas City area, including his current assignment at New Beginnings Church, where he has been the interim pastor since January 5, 2020.
Prior to answering the call into ministry, Mike served as Assistant State’s Attorney of Woodford County, Illinois, and in the private practice of law as owner of the law office Huschen and Thompson in Roanoke, Illinois.
Raised on a dairy farm in Marlette, Michigan, Mike earned his undergraduate degree from Eureka College and his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. He received his theological education through Nazarene Theological Seminary and Northwest Nazarene University.
Mike has worked for the Church of the Nazarene in multiple assignments, including Planned Giving Services Coordinator, a missionary, and Administrative Director of Global Mission. He has served as General Counsel since 2011. He was ordained in 2005.
Mike and his wife, Jody, have four sons, Patrick, Michael, Ian, and Brendan. They live in Belton, Missouri.