Dormetria Robinson Thompson is from the Washington, DC area and has lived in Dayton since October of 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre from Howard University and Master’s degree in Divinity (cum laude) from Wesley Theological Seminary. While a student at Howard she was an elected member of the Undergraduate Student Assembly, Baptist Student Union, Howard Players, and Howard Gospel Choir. One of the highlights of her time with Howard's Gospel Choir was singing at The Honorable Thurgood Marshall's Funeral at the historic National Cathedral. Before being in the ministry, she performed professionally extensively in regional theatre, national tours, internationally, as well as some tv/video work (including a speaking role in an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street").