It is with great joy that we introduce to you a new teammate, Amie Martin. As our new Journey Trip Mobilization Director, Amie will work with World Orphans staff, network partners, and in-country contacts to schedule and plan all World Orphans Journey Trips. You’re invited to get to know this incredible woman with whom we are honored to serve.
WO: What are some of the highlights of your role?
AM: Conduct Journey Team discipleship and training sessions for pre-trip, in-field, and post-trip sessions. Cast vision for the Journey Trips, ensuring their fit and support of the overall vision and mission of World Orphans. Develop relationships with campus leaders, mission directors, and other community leaders to promote Trips.
WO: What was your previous work experience and educational background?
AM: Attended Johnson Bible College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Missions. I also attended Lincoln Memorial University and graduated from their Post Baccalaureate Teacher Program (K-8). I previously worked in the field of Human Resources for an international company for 6.5 years, coordinating benefits, compensation increases, employee relations issues, and community events. I also served as a Product Care Team Coordinator for the warranty division for 2 years. I am also a certified K-8 teacher in the state of Tennessee and taught K-5 grades for 6 years.
WO: What would others find surprising about your role?
AM: I guess what others might find surprising is that I really enjoy organization and administration and how the details play an important role in the scope of the big picture. I love to disciple and encourage others and this role is a great match for the giftings the Lord has given me for all the above mentioned parts of this role.
WO: What countries have you traveled to with World Orphans?
AM: I have traveled to Haiti with World Orphans. I also spent a summer in Ukraine, as well as taken trips to Puerto Rico and Zimbabwe (not with World Orphans).
WO: Tell us about your family.
AM: I am married to James Martin, a wonderful man and father. We have been married 12 years. I have three children (Bobby - 20 years old and attending Johnson Bible College to obtain his degree in missions; Mykala -19 years old who is a naturally funny person who makes me laugh at the creativity & uniqueness at the way she views life; and Levi - 17 years old who is a junior in high school. I have one grandchild, Dawson, who is less than a year old.
WO: What are some of your favorite hobbies?
AM: I love to hike, spend time with people where I really get to know them and build relationships, and I love to swim.
Feel free to contact Amie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in traveling internationally with World Orphans on a future Journey Trip!