Brad & Karen Thompson
Brad & Karen Thompson are the founders of The HALI Project – a non-profit organization that provides counseling and education services for families who have children with disabilities. Their passion is to help couples find the hope, peace, and joy that God has for them, even in the midst of the storms that come their way.
Married for almost 30 years, the Thompsons have 28 years of experience working with families, and since 2009 have been offering marriage weekend retreats specifically designed for couples who have children with special needs. Brad has a master’s degree in counseling from West Texas A&M University and is a licensed professional counselor – supervisor (LPC-S). He is also the counselor on staff at the Southwest Church of Christ in Amarillo, Texas. Karen has completed all of her classroom work for a master’s degree in psychology. They have two children (Justin and Hali) and one granddaughter (Ella Grace). Hali manages challenges of multiple special needs, both physical and cognitive, and her parents credit her as the inspiration for their work.