McAyla Thompson
Director of Youth and Family Ministry

McAyla Thompson was hired as Zion's Director of Youth and Family Ministry in August of 2014.

McAyla was born in Minot and grew up in Bismarck. Her home church is House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck, where she helped teach Confirmation as a high school and college student. She attended the University of Mary, NDSU and will now be finishing her degree at Minot State. She just finished her third summer at Camp Metigoshe, where she served the last two summers as a part of the leadership staff. McAyla also has had congregational youth ministry experience with Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN.

McAyla enjoys being in the outdoors camping, hiking, hunting and fishing and is an animal lover; caring for her pets which include her dog Makita, and a variety of fish and reptiles. Family is important to her and she loves spending time with them.

McAyla has great energy and excitement for youth ministry.