Shari Thomas

Parakaleo Director
tel: 404-783-3333

Shari was born and raised in the Caribbean into a church planting culture. The granddaughter, daughter, and wife of a church planter, she is not quite sure whether she has a love for the church or just can’t escape it. But she’s throwing her lot in with the church because Jesus does! In addition to founding and directing Parakaleo, she writes, speaks, and trains ministry leaders. Shari also researched and developed the Church Leader’s Spouse Inventory used in assessment and the Stress and Satisfaction levels of planting spouses.

After being involved in church plants in three countries, she and her husband, John, currently call Manhattan home, where John is the Global Director of Training for Redeemer’s City to City. Among her many loves is spending time with her three adult children, and sharing stories, and dreaming of that great day on the other side where we will gather to hear the finished narratives of our lives.