About J.M. Thompson Insurance

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About J.M. Thompson Insurance now McGowan Insurance Group

Founded in 1978, J.M. Thompson Insurance is committed to serving the best interests of our clients. We work for you, and have the freedom to choose from multiple insurance carriers to find the right coverage for your needs, at the right price. Earning and retaining your business is a privilege which we do not take for granted. We hold ourselves to high standards, and all we do is driven by the values of Integrity, Professionalism, Excellence, Community Impact and Priorities.  In late 2022, we merged with McGowan Insurance Group to expand or agency's footprint, access to companies and additional resources.

We hope you choose to partner with McGowan Insurance Group,

Because the Company You Keep Is Important.


To honor God by impacting the lives of our employees, clients, colleagues and community as we provide exceptional insurance services.


Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men...

Colossians 3:23


Integrity - Honor God in HOW we do WHAT we do
Professionalism - Show respect, accept responsibility, be helpful, dependable and committed
Excellence - Strive for continuous improvement both in customer care and personal growth
Community Impact - Give back to our community
Priorities - God, family, business

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Meet the Team

J. Monte Thompson

J. Monte Thompson

Account Executive


Monte has spent most of his life in Montgomery County, growing up in Waynetown and graduating from North Montgomery and Butler University. Being raised in true “Small Town America” gave him an understanding of hard work, dedication and serving your neighbor. He spent two summers working at Disney World and learned from the best about customer service and satisfaction. After graduation he lived in North Carolina for three years while working for Prudential, he returned to Crawfordsville to buy into an existing independent insurance agency. Monte is President of J.M. Thompson Insurance, Inc., where he strives daily to find ways to serve his customers and lead his organization.

He has earned the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor and keeps current on trends and challenges in the insurance industry through extensive continuing education. He is a board member of the Independent Insurance Agents Indiana where he received the Director of the Year award in 2017.

He is active with his Christian faith and is involved at Traders Point Church in Whitestown. Monte is involved as an advocate and mentor with Trinity Mission. In the many years of working with men battling addictions, he has learned that ministry is messy, but invaluable. He served on the organizing committee for the annual Montgomery County Men’s Conferences, past president of Church Men United, past president of the Crawfordsville Rotary Club and past president of the Sugar Creek Players, Inc. Monte is married to Suzanne, and is the goofier half of the parenting team to their “adulting” children; Andrew, Davis and Kristen.

In his spare time, he enjoys being and working outside.  With as much chainsaw time as he gets, you would think he is practicing to be a full time lumberjack. Music and playing the drums have been lifelong interests.  He also enjoys boating, golf and travel.  



Micah L. Church

Micah L. Church

Account Executive


Micah was born and raised in Montgomery County.  She graduated from North Montgomery High School in 2000.  She continued her education at the University of Indianapolis, where she graduated with a B.A. in Corrections and German.  She began her career at the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau.  After moving to Los Angeles for a brief period and working at the Phoenix House, she and her husband, Michael, moved back home to Crawfordsville.  She worked as a Probation Officer in Montgomery County for 5 years.  After which, she and her family moved to North Carolina.

Her most cherished “work” was as a Stay at Home, homeschooling mom for 9 years.  During this time, she developed a deeper love for education and desire to help others truly understand challenging concepts.  This same desire is the catalyst which motivates her to teach and explain the Medicare maze to clients.  She is passionate about helping Medicare participants find the best plans for them and avoid those who seek to harm them via scams.

Micah is married to her best friend, and amazing husband, Michael.  They have two beautiful daughters, Parker and Gabriele, “Gabby”.  They live in Montgomery County and are blessed to fellowship and serve Christ at Harvest Fellowship. 


Debbie Sinatra

Debbie Sinatra

Account manager


Debbie is a born and raised Georgia fan (Go DAWGS!). She moved to Indiana and joined J.M. Thompson Insurance in 2003. Throughout her career, Debbie has obtained her Property and Casualty license plus two designations and is the Office Manager.

Debbie is a proud mama of two fur babies, Issi and Thea, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, participating in runs, and visiting the zoo.