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Thompson Family

Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin, TNMeet the Thompsons – Page, Lindy, Jacob, Sam and Caroline Thompson. This active Christ UMC family can often be seen in the children’s area involved in Sunday School and children’s choir. Sometimes they’re working in the kitchen serving lucky groups with some of Page’s award-winning barbeque. And you can almost always see them on the front row at the 11:00 service, fully engaged in worship.

Just a little background in case you didn’t know…Page Thompson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of not just one, but two ordained ministers – giving new meaning to being a preachers’ kid. He grew up in church. In fact, he was accidentally left there one Sunday as a child, but they did eventually come back for him. Lindy grew up in Nashville, leaving to attend college and then graduate school. She was also very active in her church youth group. After Page and Lindy married, they lived in Colorado for five years, where they helped lead the middle school youth group. Shortly after their oldest son, Jacob, was born, they moved to Franklin for Page’s job and have been here ever since.

And speaking of his job, Page is VP of Sales and Business Development for Change Healthcare. Lindy worked as a physical therapist until Jacob was born and since then has been a stay-at-home mother. The Thompsons home school Jacob, Sam and Caroline and enjoy doing a number of things together as a family, especially activities that take them outdoors…including barbequing!

The Thompsons have attended Christ UMC since the summer of 2004. Page and Lindy have taught Sunday school for four years, on and off. Lindy co-leads the Angel Choir for K – 2nd graders and volunteers for VBS and choir camp every summer. Page has been on the church Lay Leadership team a couple of times and cooks for special church events as often as possible. Did we mention his amazing barbeque?

What do you like best about Christ UMC?
The people. Going to church feels like coming home. Our ministerial staff is fabulous. We enjoy the way this church does special services like Christmas Eve, and we love the fact that our communion responses are sung instead of spoken. That always feels like a holy moment.

What does “We Are About Relationships” mean to you?
This philosophy supports what we are trying to teach at home as well. The most important thing at home, at church and throughout all of life is relationships.