THE KINGDOM OF GOD HAS COME NEAR
Martin is a Discipleship Ministries Coach for Virginia Mennonite Missions. Martin’s role is to facilitate immersive missional experiences for individuals and groups desiring to follow Jesus faithfully in the world. He facilitates shorter-term mission experiences, through the tranSend, Partners in Mission, and E3 Collective programs, and helps individuals and groups discern God’s call on their lives to follow the way of Jesus.
Formative to Martin’s vocation was a cross-cultural experience as a youth in Mexico serving and learning at a ranch for deaf children. In the rugged beauty of the mountains of the Baja Peninsula, and in the care and love of the deaf children living there, Martin experienced a deep sense of God’s love and care for him. As a result of this experience, he felt called anew to a life of discipleship in the way of Jesus for the glory of God.
Martin enjoys spending time with his family, drinking good coffee, splitting wood, reading, watching movies and discussing theology and the life of the church. Martin is married to Sylvia and they have three children (Elliot, Vincent, Annaliese). He attends Church of the Incarnation in Harrisonburg, Va.