Brad and 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 special needs. Their passion is to help couples who have children with special needs find the hope, peace, and joy that God has for them, even in the midst of the storms that come their way.
Brad and Karen have been married for almost 30 years. They have two children – Justin (28) and Hali (27), and one granddaughter - Ella Grace - who was born July 22, 2016. Hali deals with the challenges of multiple special needs, both physical and cognitive, and is the inspiration for their work.
Brad and Karen 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 Masters 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 completed all of her classroom work for a Master’s degree in Psychology, and says that raising Hali and working with Brad should count as her thesis!