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Sheila Thompson, Vice President - Development & Business insights
Sheila has been serving Crown Financial Ministries since 1992. She came to the ministry with 13 years of experience in the corporate world, bringing a background of both marketing and computer science. Initially, she started her journey with Crown in the Seminar Department and soon became Vice President, Customer Operations in 1994.
Sheila served for several years on the Vice President Leadership team under Larry Burkett. She served in a key operational leadership role during the merger of Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts and Crown Ministries in 2000. She has continued to serve Crown over the years as a key leader and has successfully led numerous projects, research and other initiatives. Her research in the area of poverty and orality was instrumental in launching a new outreach through visual media. Her scope of responsibility has included: ministry fundraising, marketing, communications, customer relations, operations, ministry education, analytics, and field staff administration.
Sheila’s life was deeply impacted by Christ through Larry Burkett’s teaching on stewardship. Her spiritual journey advanced to another level when she began volunteering in her own church reaching out to others with the stewardship message. She and her husband have led the Stewardship Ministry at their local church of more than 4000 members. Their lives have also been very blessed by each and every Crown Bible Study that they have led over the years.
Sheila is passionate about seeing people of all ages progress in their relationship with the Lord, experience heart transformation, and apply His principles to their lives. She has a deep love for people and thoroughly enjoys participating in the opportunities God provides through the global outreach of Crown.
In 1981, Sheila married her husband, Chuck. They have three children: Hannah, Nathaniel and Ethan. They live in the North Georgia area.
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