Marty began serving at Compassion in 2010 as part of an on-going life calling to serve the poor. It was while studying abroad in Latin America during college and through many short-term mission trips that Marty was first made aware of the plight of the poor and was burdened with a desire to understand how the Church was to love and serve others in desperate need. Since that time Marty has been driven to be a part of serving and equipping the Church to live out her God-given calling of bringing about the reconciliation of all things (Col. 1:20), specifically in the realm of poverty alleviation.
Marty graduated from Colorado Christian University in 1999, having majored in Spanish and Biblical Studies. He later earned a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies and Missions from Hope International University in 2013.
After graduating from college, he served with the Council for Christian Colleges in Costa Rica and later as a Spanish interpreter in the Denver area. Prior to joining the team at Compassion, Marty worked at Food for the Hungry in a variety of capacities, beginning as National Teams Coordinator in Peru. Later, he served on the Global Human Resources team focusing on staff recruiting and training.
A Colorado native, Marty resides in Colorado Springs where he and his wife, Tammy, along with their two sons, Solomon and Silas, enjoy being close to family and the Colorado outdoors. Together they enjoy traveling, camping, board games, reading, exercising, good movies, time with friends and their church family. Marty and Tammy serve with Awana at their home church. They also enjoy hosting small-group Bible studies in their home.
Marty is a sucker for a good cup of coffee, time spent in the Rocky Mountains, his sons’ laughter and his wife’s smile. He loves working on the Compassion Trips & Visits team of Church Trip Planners in their effort to serve the Church specifically in cross-cultural contexts to support Compassion’s work of releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.