Rev. Jessie Thompson

Deacon In Charge


In Partnership with St. John the Evangelist (Essington)

The  Rev. Jessie Thompson is a native of Portland, Oregon. She received a  Master of Divinity and a Post-Masters in Transforming Spirituality with  an emphasis in Spiritual Direction at Seattle University’s School of  Theology & Ministry, and did her Anglican Year at Church Divinity  School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA.  Rev. Thompson has over two  decades of ministry experience, faith formation facilitation, and  student/adult leadership training, serving the church as a Community  Architect, Associate for Youth and University Students, and Associate  for Youth and Children. Outside of her work as an educator, pastor,  adjunct religion professor, MBTI Certified Practitioner, and Spiritual  Director, she is a speaker, retreat facilitator, curriculum writer,  spiritual experience leader, and event planner in a variety of settings  including college campuses, churches, non-profits, and in/out-of-country  service trips.  Her passions and areas of teaching/ministry include  creating space for people to encounter the Holy, Body Theology,  Labyrinth work, MBTI, discovering God’s deepest desires in our lives,  and work around ‘middle space,’ hospitality/intentional vulnerability,  transitions, anger, forgiveness, grief, and loss.  Her heart beats for  the marginalized, and she seeks to provide safe spaces for all to feel  welcomed, known, loved, and celebrated.  Rev. Thompson is a sucker for  watching God’s grace show up in unexpected places, and she loves the  idea of second chances and transformation.

When  not involved in any of the above-mentioned, you might find her enjoying  time with her clergy husband, walking her sweet dog, Porkchop, making  silly videos for her favorite nieces, or dancing somewhere–anywhere! She  loves a good cup of coffee and conversation, so she hopes you’ll reach  out for both.


Staff & Vestry


Joanne Burns

Administrative Assistant

Senior Warden

Junior Warden/ Outreach

Shirley Ann Schmehl

Accounting Warden


St. James Academy


Jerry Gallagher