A board member since Spring 2013, Evelyn’s first experience with Fathers in the Field was through a mutual friend. Evelyn was able to share her story of widowhood and the many struggles of raising a son without his father with the ministry’s Co-Founder Scott MacNaughton.
Evelyn witnessed the loss and struggle first-hand since her son, Matthew, became fatherless at the age of seven when his astronaut father, Commander Rick Husband, died during reentry of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Through this devastating loss, Evelyn has a tremendous heart for fatherless boys who are trying to navigate without their dad.
Evelyn’s goal is to see as many boys as possible paired with Mentor Fathers. From her perspective and experience, Fathers in the Field provides a trustworthiness and consistency important to a young man and his mom. Evelyn knows how profoundly challenging it is to provide a balanced home with just one parent. She appreciates how Fathers in the Field helps offer a balance to enable boys to identify and pursue their dreams with a strong relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Speaker and author
- Married to William Thompson
- Two children – Laura and Matthew
- Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3: 5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.”