PASTOR MONA THOMPSON
Michelle ‘Mona’ Thompson is a visionary leader and Senior Pastor alongside her husband Matthew K. Thompson of Jubilee Christian Church. Jubilee is one of the largest churches in the New England area with over 7,000 members, five services in two locations. She is a highly sought-after speaker, best-selling author and founder of the internationally recognized program R.I.S.E. (Reaching Into Self-Esteem), a life-changing girls program est. October 1994. On July 7th 2018 - She was sworn in and installed as a Massachusetts Commissioner for Women & Girls.
The R.I.S.E. Girls Program provides a forum for young girls ages 6 to 14 to learn through stimulating and challenging discovery experiences. The curriculum is designed to enhance girls’ self-esteem while aiding in their spiritual, social, physical, cultural, educational, political, economic and emotional development. Fast forward 24 years later and the “her” story of RISE continues to be written by the next chapter of riveting girls who gain valuable resources, apply practical lessons learned and become powerful change agents within their sphere of influence.
The R.I.S.E. (Reaching Into Self Esteem) Girls Book Series encourages self-esteem & friendship for girls of all ages. The first book “Rise”, is an illustrated version of the R.I.S.E. pledge. The second book “Shine”, in the series tells the story of the girls growing up from elementary school until graduating from college with illustrations of them navigating life in future careers, passions, family, and conflict.
The third book “Grow”, is the story of friendship.
Empowering women to walk in their purpose & leave a mark.